“The Government of Canada is fighting climate change while making life more affordable for Canadians. By investing the proceeds from carbon pollution pricing in Saskatchewan into schools in the province, we are reducing emissions and creating a greener, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”
– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
In Saskatchewan, funding flows from Environment and Climate Change Canada to SaskBuilds, who works with the Ministry of Education to flow funding to school boards and schools.
Carbon pollution pricing is an important pillar of Canada’s climate plan. All direct proceeds raised from the federal carbon pollution pricing pollution system are being returned to the province where they were collected. Pricing carbon pollution is about putting a price on what we do not want – pollution – so we have more of what we do want: clean air, an efficient economy, innovation and jobs.
The remainder of the proceeds (up to 10%) will be returned via programming that helps support municipalities, Indigenous communities, universities, schools, hospitals, and small and medium-sized businesses reduce energy use, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) Retrofit stream is a stream under CAIF totaling approximately $60 million, with the first round of funding focusing on energy efficiency projects in school buildings and classrooms.