Program of Energy Research and Development

The Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD) is a federal, interdepartmental program operated by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). PERD funds research and development designed to ensure a sustainable energy future for Canada in the best interests of both our economy and our environment.

Please note that PERD only provides funding to federal departments and agencies. It is not a general funding or grant program for companies, associations or individuals.

13 federal departments and agencies participate in PERD:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • National Defence
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Transport Canada

These departments and agencies may collaborate with: