Marine Safety Equipment and Training Initiative

The Marine Safety Equipment and Training Initiative is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to improve safety for Indigenous vessels that are active along the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) marine shipping route. The initiative will provide funding for equipment and training to eligible Indigenous communities to improve vessel safety and build an understanding of safety on the water.

You can find information on how the Initiative is responding to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project as an accommodation measure by visiting Natural Resources Canada’s website.

Our goals

  • To manage the potential safety risks from increased tanker traffic, and interactions with Indigenous vessels
  • To improve safe navigation practices and increase marine safety awareness
  • To respond to concerns about the safety of Indigenous mariners who may have increased interactions with tankers along the TMX marine shipping route

How it works

Eligible Indigenous communities along the shipping route who have identified a need, can apply to Transport Canada for funding of eligible marine safety equipment and training.

The Program launched on October 15, 2020. Applications from eligible Indigenous communities will be accepted until December 31, 2024.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Marine Safety and Equipment Training Program, email us at: