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Forgivable Canadian Grants for Canadian Real Estate


Forgivable Canadian Grants for Canadian Real Estate

Aside from business grants the government also provide Home Owners, Canadian Real Estate Investors and Real Estate few grants to help them buy homes, renovate them and for other purposes. We will be sharing what is available for Home Owners and Canadian Real Estate Investors for Forgivable Canadian Grant for Real Estate. most of these Forgivable Canadian Grants are for:


  • Home Owners/Renters
    Canadian Real Estate Grants
    Canadian Real Estate Grants
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Emergency Repair
  • Seniors
  • Disable Canadians
  • Entrepreneurs


These Canadian Grants are available for all citizens who live and pay taxes in Canada, if you need these Canadian Grants, which most of them are Forgivable, you must apply and do not delay.





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Alberta Wage Subsidy Programs

Alberta Wage Subsidy ProgramsAlberta Wage Subsidy Programs

A wage subsidy program can put the perfect employee within your reach. These programs may offer your business incentives to hire individuals who need additional on-the-job training.


Full Time Wage Subsidy Programs

Full time wage subsidy programs are targeted at youth, recent post secondary graduates, and unemployed workers.

  • Career Focus — Employers who hire recent post-secondary graduates for 6–12 months can receive wage subsidies of up to one third of the annual wage up to a maximum of $15,000. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada in co-operation with 10 other federal departments offer the program through the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). There is a similar program called Sectoral Career Focus that is offered in cooperation with the Sector Councils.
  • Environmental Youth Corp — This program offers wage subsidies of up to $8,000 to hire unemployed or under-employed post-secondary graduates to work in an environmental field within Canada. There is also a subsidy of up to $12,000 for international environmental jobs. The programs are offered through the Canadian Council of Human Resources in the Environmental Industry in conjunction with Environment Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • Training For Work Programs — Alberta Employment and Immigration provide full and part-time training opportunities of 12 months or less to enable unemployed Albertans to learn new skills in order to improve their employability or to adapt to a changing labour market. Employers may be reimbursed for a portion of costs associated with the training or on the job experience costs per participant.

Summer or Part-time Programs

  • Summer Temporary Employment Programs — High school and post-secondary youth 16 and older can be subsidized for new, full-time positions lasting from 6 weeks to 4 months. Employers must pay a wage appropriate to the position (at least minimum wage) and receive a subsidy of $7.00/hour. Alberta Employment and Immigration funds the program.
  • Canada Summer Jobs Program — This program offers career related summer employment to high school and post-secondary youth aged 15–30. Wage subsidies of 50% are available to private and public sector employers. Jobs must offer 30–40 hours/week employment for 6–16 weeks. This is part of the Summer Work Experience Initiative of HRSDC, Canadian Heritage, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Industry Canada, and Parks Canada.
  • Agricultural Processing Industry Employment Program — This program provides opportunities for career-related experience and skill training for students employed in Alberta's Processing Industry. This program reimburses the employer for one-third of the employee's monthly wage to a maximum of $500 per month. It is administered by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Work Sharing Program — This program is designed to help employers and workers avert temporary layoffs. The employee, employer, and Employment Insurance Commission approve an agreement whereby the employee receives income support during periods where the workweek is reduced. Employers can retain trained employees, and the worker can receive E.I. benefits until work hours return to normal. Programs run from 6 to 26 weeks with a possible extension to 38 weeks and are offered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • Young Canada Works — This program provides wage subsidies to help secondary and post-secondary students access summer work experience in key cultural and heritage sectors; it also provides internships for college and university graduates who need some assistance to enhance their skills and career prospects. This program is administered by Heritage Canada.

Wage Subsidy Programs for Aboriginal Workers

All wage subsidy programs for aboriginal people are targeted at youth ages 15 to 30 or recent post-secondary graduates.

  • First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program — This program offers mentored work experience to unemployed or under-employed youth aged 15–30. Projects must be completed within 11 months. Private sector employers receive a subsidy of 50% of the applicable minimum wage, while non-profit sector employers receive 100% plus reimbursement for some employment-related costs.
  • First Nations and Inuit Student Summer Employment Opportunities Program — This program is targeted at secondary and post-secondary students to gain short-term work experience and to earn wages for post-secondary studies. Full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30 who are returning to school are eligible. First Nations and Inuit governments and organizations may submit proposals offering a minimum of 80 hours of work at minimum wage or better. Private sector employers receive 50% wage support while non-profit sector employers receive 100%.
  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth — This program is targeted at youth between the ages of15 and 30 who are currently unemployed. Eligible sponsors receive wage support to provide work experience and on-the-job training related to the housing industry for a minimum of 3 months. Projects must be located on a reserve or in an Inuit community. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation offers the program in conjunction with the Youth Employment Strategy of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) — Located in Calgary, BEAHR has partnered with the Aboriginal HR Council of Canada on an initiative to create 6,000 aboriginal environmental positions in Canada over the next 15 years. BEAHR offers career awareness through a Speakers Program, work experience and training, and internships including an $12,000 wage subsidy to hire an Aboriginal post-secondary graduate.


Wage Subsidy Programs for Persons with Disabilities

    • Ability Edge offers 6-, 9- and 12-month paid internships to graduates with disabilities to work for Canadian employers. The program is offered by Career Edge, a private sector, not-for-profit organization that provides work experience opportunities to new graduates in partnership with Human Resources Development Canada.
    • Opportunities Fund is designed to help persons with disabilities develop skills or obtain employment. Employers trying to integrate disabled employees into their business may receive funding to cover wages or employment related costs. Programs run for up to 52 weeks (occasionally 72 weeks). Human Resources and Skills Development Canada sponsors the opportunity fund.
    • The Training For Work Programs of Alberta Employment, Immigration & Industry (AHRE) can also be accessed to find and train disabled employees. In particular, the Job Skills Training program enables clients to learn new skills with on-the-job training.


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Ford assembly plant to receive $135 million in government funds

Ford assembly plant to receive $135 million in government funds

Ford assembly plant to receive $135 million in government funds

Ford assembly plant to receive $135 million in government funds.Ontario and the Canadian government will contribute $135 million to Ford Motor Co. for expansion of its Oakville, Ont., assembly plant.


The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that the money is intended to secure the jobs of 3,000 employees at the Oakville facility.

Ford will spend between $675 million and $725 million to retool the plant, which assembles mid-sized utility vehicles.


The government contributions were arranged after two years of negotiations.


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Government of Canada Invests in Canada’s Research Advantage

Government of Canada Invests in Canada's Research Advantage

Funding to Build Knowledge on Economic, Social and Cultural Issues

LONDON, ONTARIO, Sep 16, 2013 The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced today the recipients of more than 760 grants to power new research initiatives-representing an investment by the Government of Canada of nearly $107 million in work being done at post secondary institutions right across Canada.

"Our Government knows that investing in research creates jobs, strengthens Canada's knowledge economy, enhances our competitiveness, and improves the quality of life of Canadians," said Minister of State Rickford. "This is why Economic Action Plan 2013 is providing additional resources to support advanced research at universities and other leading research institutions. These resources will build on our Government's previous investments to strengthen Canada's research advantage and to better inform Canadians for their future."

The funding is being delivered through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The federal funding will be invested in Insight Grants to support 461 initiatives carried out by individuals and small teams of researchers throughout Canada, and in SSHRC's Insight Development Grants to support 306 scholars in the early stages of their research .

"This investment in social sciences and humanities research is a cornerstone to building Canada's capacity for innovation," said Chad Gaffield, President of SSHRC. "Through the Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants, we are supporting the highest levels of research excellence. This research will generate knowledge about the past and present that will lead to innovative solutions for today's most pressing social, cultural, technological, environmental and economic issues, and improve the lives of Canadians."

Today's event at Western University highlighted the "Consumer Credit, Bankruptcy and Consumption over the Business Cycle" research initiative led by James MacGee, an associate professor in Western's department of economics. This project focuses on the effects of consumer debt on the Canadian economy. It will study the relationship between household consumption and consumer interest rates, household debt, and bankruptcies, providing policy-makers with tools to evaluate future risk, and helping both lenders and consumers make informed decisions about money, therefore better equipping Canadians with the resources to make more informed decisions about their future, so to secure their long-term prosperity.

The 767 research initiatives will examine a diversity of topics, including:

        --  the commercialization of nanotechnology in Canada (Catherine Beaudry,
            Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal);

        --  metropolitan traffic congestion in Canada (Megan Brickley, McMaster

        --  workplace aggression (M. Sandy Hershcovis, University of Manitoba);

        --  privacy in online social networks (Izak Benbasat, The University of
            British Columbia); and

        --  educational success of First Nations, Metis and Inuit high school
            students (Jane Preston, University of Prince Edward Island).

The 461 initiatives supported by these Insight Grants represent more than $88 million of the total investment. The 306 scholars supported by the Insight Development Grants will receive more than $18 million altogether. The complete lists of recipients are available on the SSHRC website.


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports post secondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs, SSHRC works to develop talented leaders for all sectors of society, helps generate insights about people, ideas and behaviour and builds connections within and beyond academia that will build a better future for Canada and the world and help build understanding and knowledge to better equip Canadians make informed decisions about their future and long-term prosperity.

Insight Program

The Insight program aims to support and foster excellence in social sciences and humanities research intended to deepen, widen and increase our collective understanding of individuals and societies, as well as to inform the search for solutions to societal challenges. For more information, visit

        For more information on this release and other
        SSHRC-supported research projects:
        Mary Ann Dewey-Plante, Director of Communications
        Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
        Minister of State (Science and Technology)

        Media Relations
        Industry Canada

        David Holton
        Communications Adviser
        Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
        613-266-6441 (cell)


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Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

 Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

 Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)


Creating Jobs and Opportunities In The North 

29 August, 2013 | |

Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)

Canada’s Economic Action Plan is contributing $142.4 million over six years (starting in 2012) to construct and equip the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. CHARS will be a world-class hub for science and technology in Canada's North.

Construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) station and operation of the CHARS science and technology program will create jobs across the North and more specialized sectors in other parts of Canada. It also will stimulate business in Cambridge Bay and the local area. Northerners will acquire skills and experience that will help them get jobs in many industries—from mining to energy, to natural resource and wildlife management, and to health and life sciences.

To learn more about CHARS construction and science program and how it is creating jobs and opportunities in the North check with Government of Canada website.


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Back-to-School Tax Credit 2013



Back-to-School Tax Credit 2013


Ottawa, August 27, 2013 | |

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, marked the start of the back-to-school season by highlighting tax relief that is helping Canadian families save more of their hard-earned money.

“As students head back to school this Fall, families are again facing the costs of textbooks, bus passes and extracurricular activities, which is why our Government offers tax relief to help families save more of their hard-earned money,” said Minister Flaherty.

“Our Government is pleased to help Canadian families with tax breaks to help them stretch their dollars further as they gear up for the return to school,” said Minister Findlay. “The tax relief introduced by our Government is saving the average Canadian family more than $3,200 a year in taxes.”

Examples of this tax relief include:

  • Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Parents may claim a 15% non-refundable tax credit on an amount up to $500 for the feespaid relating to the cost of registering their child in a prescribed program of physical fitness activity.
  • Children’s Arts Tax Credit: Parents may claim a 15% non-refundable tax credit on an amount up to $500 for the fees paid relating to the cost of registering their child in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity.
  • Public Transit Tax Credit: Provides a 15% non-refundable tax credit on the cost of monthly public transit passes, and passes of longer duration, or electronic fare cards and weekly passes when used on an ongoing basis, for travel within Canada on public transit.
  • Tuition, Education and Textbook Tax Credits: Provide a 15% non-refundable tax credit on amounts paid for tuition and enrolment in post-secondary educational programs. Tax relief is also available for apprentices and other workers in regulated occupations who must pay to complete certification examinations.
  • Tax Exemption for Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries: Provides that certain post-secondary scholarships, fellowships and bursaries received in connection with a student’s enrolment in a program that qualifies for the Education Tax Credit may be fully or partially excluded from income. Elementary and secondary school scholarships and bursaries are not taxable.
  • Student Loan Interest Tax Credit: Provides a 15% non-refundable tax credit on interest paid on loans for post-secondary education received under the Canada Student Loans Act, the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, or a similar provincial or territorial government law.
  • Student Loan Interest Tax Credit: Provides incentives to save for a child’s education on a tax-assisted basis. There is no annual limit for contributions to RESPs, and the lifetime limit on the amounts that can be contributed to all RESPs for a beneficiary is $50,000.


The following

Alberta and Canada Grants & Loans for Students

may be of assistance:

• Alberta Maintenance Grant — for student aid recipients with small children.

• Alberta Part-time Grant — to assist part-time students.

• Alberta Completion Assistance Grant — to assist students completing their unfinished programs.

• Canada Student Grant for low and middle income students.

• Canada Student Grant for students with permanent disabilities.

• Canada Student for students with dependents

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Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT/Web/Graphic Design Grads

Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT/Web/Graphic Design Grads
After months of anticipation, The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has finally announced the re-launch of their popular small business grants for hiring program. The program, formerly known as ICTC Career Focus, has been rebranded ICTC CareerConnect, capping off a host of alterations aimed at giving small and medium-sized businesses greater access to the program while increasing the maximum funding amount for eligible applicants.
$16K Hiring Grant Funding for Business via ICTC CareerConnect
The ICTC CareerConnect hiring grant will cover 50% of an eligible candidate's wage, up to $16,000, for any internship that is at least 3 months in length. All internships must end on, or before February 28, 2014.
The main focus of this program continues to be the subsidizing of high demand careers for unemployed or underemployed graduates that will bring passion, energy, and skills their employer. ICTC CareerConnect will help employers meet their skill shortages while helping to create stronger ICT workers among Canada's youth.
Positions Eligible for Small Business Grants Remain the Same, Process for Determining Eligibility Changes
Approximately 1,000 different position titles from the industry are eligible for government grants for small business support through ICTC. The titles have been divided among 23 career titles, each of which denoted by a National Occupational Classification code, or "NOC code". Some of the more popular roles include, but are not limited to:
— Web Designer/Developer
— Computer Programmer
— Mobile Application Developer
— Computer/Hardware Engineer
— Graphic Designer/Illustrator
— Computer and Information System Manager
— Interactive Media Developer


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Town gets $25,000 from New Horizons for Seniors Program

Town gets $25,000 from New Horizons for Seniors Program

Caledon Enterprise|Jul 09, 2013| Town gets $25,000 from New Horizons for Seniors Program
Seniors in the Town of Caledon will soon have new opportunities for social participation and inclusion, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Based on community engagement, the Town will use the grant money to develop an Older Adults Strategic Plan to determine existing services and the needs/provisions of future services. Areas of study will include housing, recreation, health, communication, transportation and any other area that may apply and formulate recommendations for the Plan.
“As we prepare for the inevitable demographic shift in our population, the contributions of the New Horizons for Seniors Program will enable us to strengthen our community,” said Mayor Marolyn Morrison.
“The Seniors’ Advisory Committee has been advocating for an Older Adults Strategic Plan for Caledon and we look forward to participating in this Project,” said Bob Crease, Chair of the Seniors Advisory Committee.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. The funding initiative will enable seniors of Caledon to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others as well as help the community to increase its capacity to address local issues.


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Government of Canada Supports Scientific Discovery for Thousands of Researchers and Students

Government of Canada Supports Scientific Discovery for Thousands of Researchers and Students

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 21, 2013)


Scientists, engineers and students at universities across the country will receive significant support from the Government of Canada through the Discovery Grants, scholarships and fellowships. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced 3,808 research awards that will advance research in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

Discovery Grants is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's flagship program and one of Canada's largest sources of funding for basic research," said Minister Goodyear. "It provides researchers with the means and freedom to pursue their most promising ideas. Our government is proud to support 10,000 researchers who are creating the advances that will drive tomorrow's innovations."

The awards totalling over $413 million comprise the 2013 competition results for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships, and the Postdoctoral Fellowships. Together they build a broad base of research capacity across the country.


An integral component of the government's efforts to promote research and training excellence at Canadian universities, the Discovery Grants Program funds basic research in a multitude of scientific and engineering disciplines.

"Through these programs, NSERC provides direct support to an exceptionally strong base of scientific and creative talent in every field of the natural sciences and engineering," said Janet Walden, Acting President of NSERC. "Our scholarships and fellowships programs help us recruit and retain the bright young minds that will lead the next generation of Canadian discoverers and innovators."

Of the 3,808 awards announced today, 2,026 are Discovery Grant recipients. As well, 125 researchers will also receive a Discovery Accelerator Supplement. Valued at $120,000 over three years, Discovery Accelerator Supplements are awarded to researchers whose proposals explore high-risk, novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are likely to contribute to groundbreaking advances.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided nearly $9 billion in new funding for science, technology and the growth of innovative firms. Of this amount, over $6 billion is in support of science and technology activities at post-secondary institutions, including increases in the budget of the Discovery Grants program. This funding has helped to make Canada a world leader in post-secondary education research and to create the knowledge and the highly skilled workforce required for a more prosperous economy.

For more information about NSERC Discovery Grants and Scholarships, please visit the NSERC Web site, where you will find videos, impact stories and frequently asked questions about the program.

NSERC is a federal agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for all Canadians. The agency supports almost 30,000 post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding approximately 12,000 professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging over 2,400 Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects.


NSERC Research Grants and Scholarships
2013 Competition Results

The 2013 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) research grants and scholarships competitions resulted in the following awards being offered:
Program Number of Awards Total Value
Discovery Grants 2,026 $323,867,709
Discovery Accelerator Supplements 125 $15,000,000
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's level: 800 $14,000,000
Doctoral level: 261 $25,550,000
Postgraduate Scholarships Master's level: 36 $622,800
Doctoral level: 450 $26,145,000
Postdoctoral Fellowships 110 $8,800,000
3,808 $413,985,509

The terms of the awards vary from one to five years.

Discovery Grants Program


The Discovery Grants (DG) Program is NSERC's largest program and a key element of Canada's support for excellence in science and engineering research and training at Canadian universities. The DG Program gives researchers the freedom and flexibility to pursue the most promising research directions as they arise, encouraging creative and cutting-edge approaches and international collaborations.

The objectives of the DG Program are:

to promote and maintain a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities;
to foster research excellence; and
to provide a stimulating environment for research training.

Discovery Grants support ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals), rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. Researchers are free to structure their program in the most appropriate way for their research area. The grants are awarded for one to five years, although most terms are five years.

After having introduced enhancements to the Discovery Grants peer review system in 2009 and 2010 that created a more dynamic and competitive funding system and introduce a more flexible review structure, NSERC has launched the next five-year review of the Discovery Grants program. To date, we have surveyed Discovery Grants holders, applicants and highly qualified personnel and have sought input from scientific societies and university administrators across the country. Next steps will include a survey and interviews with Evaluation Group members and chairs, followed by a thorough analysis of data, statistics and bibliometric information. These activities will culminate with a meeting of an international panel of experts to review the findings and with a report on the evaluation in early 2014.

Discovery Accelerator Supplements

The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program provides substantial and timely resources to a small group of researchers whose research proposals suggest and explore high-risk, novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances in the area. In particular, for the purposes of the DAS Program, a superior research program is one that is highly rated in terms of originality and innovation. The timeliness of DAS support represents the potential for the researcher at this time to capitalize on an opportunity, such as a recent research breakthrough, a paradigm shift or a new strategy to tackle a scientific problem or research question. Each award is valued at $120,000 over three years ($40,000 annually) and provides recipients with additional resources to compete with the best in the world.

The Three Scholarships Programs

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in master's or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. A CGS is offered to the top-ranked applicants at each level (master's and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants is offered an NSERC PGS. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. Overall support is limited to four years-a maximum of one year at the master's level and up to three years at the doctoral level.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government and universities.

Contact Information

Michele-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State for Science and Technology

Martin Leroux
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada

Media Relations
Industry Canada


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Investing in Canada’s Future Through Research

Investing in Canada's Future Through Research

Research partnerships key to strengthening Canada's innovation and long-term prosperity


VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 31, 2013)

Investing in Canada's Future Through Research

Why do some thrive in difficult circumstances when others fail? How will new roads affect Canadian cities in the future? How do social media networks influence educational models? These are just a few of the questions being answered by our social science researchers across the country. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced an investment of $167 million by the Government of Canada to support social sciences and humanities researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada. Researchers will collaborate with private, public and not-for-profit sectors on issues of importance to advance our understanding of people and society. The announcement was held at the launch of the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, taking place this year at the University of Victoria.

"These grants advance Canadian excellence in social sciences and humanities research by supporting the development of talent and promoting academic-industry partnerships," said Minister Goodyear. "Our government is committed to making our country a global centre of research excellence, innovation and higher learning. We understand that investing in research strengthens the economy, creates high-quality jobs, enhances our competitiveness and improves the quality of life of Canadians."

Of the $167 million in federal funding, $104 million from SSHRC's Talent Program will support more than 3,700 masters, doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships and fellowships. Another $63 million is being awarded over a period of seven years to support 78 research teams across the country through SSHRC's Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants. The Government of Canada's investment has leveraged an additional $43.4 million in matching support from sources involved in these projects such as national and international researchers and industry, public and not-for-profit partners.

"Thanks to continued federal support, Canada is a world leader in social sciences and humanities research and training, which help to create and sustain strong cultures of innovation," said Dr. Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. "Through SSHRC's funding opportunities for research partnerships and talent, we are enabling stronger working relationships among academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors, while supporting the development of our next generation of leaders to build a better future for Canada and the world."

The announcement featured a research project led by Dr. Luciana Duranti, from the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with a team of more than 130 researchers and partners, including the University of Victoria and two of its librarians and archivists. The project, "Trust and digital records in an increasingly networked society" will look at the role of "big data" in today's world where we produce, store, and access records in the highly networked environment of the Internet. The goal of this project is to develop integrated local, national and international policies, regulations and standards regarding digital records entrusted to the Internet.

Dr. Duranti's research partnership comprises universities, organizations and industry in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia and encompasses academic expertise in a range of specialties.

Also featured was the research project by Jacqueline Quinless, a doctoral student at the University of Victoria, who is examining how to develop a measurement tool for First Nations community well-being that incorporates traditional knowledge, land and resource management, sport and recreation, and language and culture.

A full list of the grant recipients is available on the SSHRC website.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing Talent, generating Insights and forging Connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world. Created by an act of Canada's Parliament in 1977, SSHRC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

Talent Program

The goal of the Talent program is to support students and postdoctoral fellows in order to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders across society, both within academia and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The Talent program promotes the acquisition of research skills, and assists in the training of highly qualified personnel in the social sciences and humanities. In this way, SSHRC fosters the development of talented and creative people who will become leaders across campuses and communities, and thereby contribute to Canada's success in the globalized 21st century.


SSHRC-funded partnerships enable Canadian social sciences and humanities researchers to achieve the highest levels of research excellence, and to mobilize knowledge and expertise for the benefit of all Canadians.

Michele-Jamali Paquette

Director of Communications

Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear

Minister of State (Science and Technology)


Media Relations

Industry Canada


David Holton

Communications Advisor

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Cell: 613-219-7523

Julia Gualtieri

Media Relations Advisor

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


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