Funding for The Climate Change Adaptation Program has been provided by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Opinions expressed throughout this website are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Governments of Canada and British Columbia or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and their directors, agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information.

Funding Acknowledgement Guidelines

All materials must be approved before they’re public.

As you proceed with your project activities, you are required to appropriately acknowledge the funding partners on all communication materials. Many projects involve several individuals, organizations, third party contractors and other partners. Please share this information with all those involved in the delivery of your project.

All project communications, materials, and products are required to acknowledge funding; this means that proofs/copies of these materials (including social media posts) must be submitted to IAF Communications (communications(at)iafbc.ca) prior to release for review and approval. The approval is granted by the funders, with the process being facilitated by IAF. Therefore, we require you to submit the material 4 weeks to 10 days prior to it being needed, depending on the material.

Please know that it is your responsibility – as the funding recipient – to ensure that all project related communication and marketing materials contain correct funding acknowledgments and are pre-approved prior to release. Failure to seek prior approval will result in the costs not being reimbursed. Retro-active approvals will not be considered.

Communications Approval Process Overview:

How to Acknowledge Funding:

Funding acknowledgements typically include logos (graphic identifiers), a credit line (written statement), and a disclaimer statement. You must submit proofs of all communications materials in advance of being made public to IAF’s Communications Team. The communications team is there to help with questions about funding acknowledgement requirements for each type of material.

Typically, we recommend the acknowledgement appears near the front of a report or publication, at the bottom of the table of contents, an acknowledgement page or similar. Communications Approval must be received before using the materials.

Need the logos? Please refer to the resources section below. There you will find a link to download a .zip file with a variety of logos you may require. If you are unable to download a .zip file (due to firewall or similar), please contact the Communications Team and we’ll forward you the logos.

The logos (aka. Graphic Identifiers) must be used on the majority marketing, promotional and communication materials.  This includes newsletters, event invitations, press releases, announcements, public reports, advertisements, flyers, posters, brochures, and related marketing, promotional and communication materials. In addition to the logos, a credit should also be included in reports and other publications. See the credit line tab for further details.

Reminder: All materials require approval by IAF prior to printing/production/distribution.

Need the logos? Please refer to the resources section below. There you will find a link to download a .zip file with a variety of logos you may require. If you are unable to download a .zip file (due to firewall or similar), please contact the Comms Team and we’ll forward you the logos.

PLEASE NOTE: When you use the above logo the Province of BC requires a completed 3rd Party Use form be submitted with the material. You can find a fillable PDF version of the form in the resources section.

Only CAP:

CAP & 1 other partner:

CAP & Multiple Other Partners:

OR:

In addition to the logos, the credit line should also be included in reports and other publications. For brochures, advertising, posters or displays, a written statements may not be required. The Comms Team can clarify prior to development, or upon submission of materials for approval. There are a couple of credit line samples provide for inclusion in publications and communication materials. Please advise the Comms Team if you would like to modify the credit lines.

Solely Funded By CAP:

Funding for this project has been provided by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

OR

This project is supported by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Additional Funders:

Funding for this project has been provided by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Additional funding has been provided by Other Funding Partners. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

OR

This project is supported by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, as well as Other Funding Partners. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Disclaimers statements are required in reports and other publications, especially when they contain recommendations and opinions. Typically, we recommend this statement appears near the front of a report or publication, at the bottom of an acknowledgement page or similar.

Solely Funded By CAP:

Opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Governments of Canada and British Columbia or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and their directors, agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information.

Additional Funders:

Opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, Other Funding Partners, or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia, Other Funding Partners, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and their directors, agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information.

You are required to have the Logos, Credit Line, and Disclaimer in most reports and publications. In select cases the logos may be omitted due to space or formatting requirements. If you have questions about how to acknowledge funding on your materials, please reach out early to IAF Communications.

For most reports and publications a funding acknowledgement page is included near the beginning of a report. This will contain the credit line, disclaimer, and logos.

You are required to have the Logos, Credit Line, and Disclaimer in your video or presentation. The three components should be on a single acknowledgement slide at the end or beginning of your video or presentation.

If you need a custom slide created with multiple funding partners please contact communications@iafbc.ca.

Sample Slide:

Simple Post

This includes non-video posts, ads and gifs. A simple post is defined as a post with just text or text and an image with NO TEXT OVERLAY. What to include:

  1. Must use: #CdnAgPartnership and @AAFC_Canada (twitter) or @CanadianAgriculture (facebook) in the text
  2. NOT REQUIRED to use the Logos on the image

Embedded Text Post

For this program an embedded text post is defined as a post with text overlay or embedded text (i.e. it’s not just a simple picture, that picture has text too). What to include:

  1. Must use: #CdnAgPartnership and @AAFC_Canada (twitter) or @CanadianAgriculture (facebook) or @cdn_agriculture (instagram) in the text
  2. REQUIRED to use the Logos on the image

Please send ALL of your social media content to the Comms Team prior to posting for approval.

The Federal and Provincial funding partners will likely announce their investment in your project (i.e. through a media release). Until this media release is published no public announcement about your project / the funding amount is allowed. Unfortunately, the IAF Comms Team doesn’t know when the funders will send make their announcement. In past funding cycles they have made announcements coinciding with the start of the projects or in others made announcements months after the project was completed.

If you would like to announce your project prior to the media release, the funders may allow client-led funding announcements. If this is something you would like to pursue please contact the Comms Team with your proposed announcement and we will facilitate the approval process.

Resources

Funding Acknowledgement Logos
Acknowledgement Slides
BC ID 3rd Party Use Form