OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Raymond Louie, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Acting Mayor of the City of Vancouver, today announced Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grants and loans for 20 communities across Canada. The $31.5 million in GMF funding supports plans, studies, field tests and capital projects to assist in making these communities more sustainable while taking into account environmental, social and economic considerations.
Canada’s auto industry adviser called on the federal and Ontario governments Wednesday to implement measures aimed at changing the “negative” perception of Canada as an expensive place to build vehicles.
“One of the things that I discovered the perception about Canada was very negative; people say ‘Mexico is it; Canada is not,'” Ray Tanguay told reporters on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2016-2017 System Development Fund
OTTAWA, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2016-2017 granting round of the System Development Fund.
The System Development Fund targets initiatives connected to the various stages of the Canadian Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework, helping develop athletes from playground to podium. Funding amounts of between $2,500 and $10,000 will be available.
Changes in student aid unveiled in the Ontario budget are the most radical shift in decades in how the province delivers loans and grants to college and university students, and show the government wants to get more low-income people into postsecondary education.
The government said in the budget on Thursday that most college students whose family income is less than $50,000 a year will receive grants large enough to cover their whole tuition. Grants for university students, who pay higher tuition, may not offset the entire amount.
On February 25, the Ontario Liberals unveiled their budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The centrepiece of the 346-page document was a pledge to make post-secondary education free for families earning under $50,000 a year. The working poor have cause to celebrate: Premier Kathleen Wynne’s “activist” government seems to be finally living up to its name – but is it really? Or is this budget just another example of “talking left and governing right”?
Under the new Ontario Student Grant (OSG), students from families earning under $50,000 a year will have their tuition made free. In addition, “middle-income” students will also have their tuition costs reduced. The logical question then follows: how is it that a government committed to erasing the deficit has found so much new money for poor students? The answer: they haven’t. The new system of funding will replace the mishmash of tax credits and grants that existed before it. The Wynne government claims the new costs will be "roughly the same" as the $1.3 billion in aid that is being replaced.
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 03/04/16 — Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of next-generation nuclear power plants has been awarded a CAD$5.7 million grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) SD Tech Fund(TM). SDTC is a foundation funded by the Government of Canada.
Grants funds will be used to support Terrestrial Energy's pre-commercial activities, which conclude with the construction of an electrically-heated non-nuclear mock-up within 30 months. The mock-up will test and demonstrate many aspects of IMSR operation, and will include the data collection over a wide range of operating scenarios of the performance of the IMSR's passive cooling systems; this will validate Terrestrial Energy's safety analysis computer codes, a common industry requirement. The results will support Terrestrial Energy's regulatory engagement and key aspects of the IMSR's Safety Case, one built on simple, natural and passive cooling mechanisms.
EDMONTON, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ – Two AIberta Innovates corporations have teamed up to provide funding for R&D projects that advance the knowledge and use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), an advanced biomaterial.
The new program, called CNC Challenge 2.0, is intended to support early-stage work to demonstrate technical feasibility of CNC in high-value applications with potential for commercialization.
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Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, May 21, 2015
Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Winnipeg was announced by the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), and Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood–Transcona, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, today announced $50,000 in funding to improve accessibility at Transcona Memorial United Church.
Transcona Memorial United Church will undertake renovations to increase accessibility to its programs and services. Building improvements will include an expanded basement with accessible hallways to connect the basement rooms, barrier-free washrooms and a larger capacity elevator.
Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Winnipeg.The funding is provided through the Enabling Accessibility Fund,which
supports the inclusion and participation of Canadians with all abilities in every aspect of society.
Today's announcement is one example of what the Government is doing to help Canadians. To help hard-working families, the Government is also enhancing the Universal Child Care Benefit, introducing the Family Tax Cut and making improvements to the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.
Since the launch of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) in 2007, the Government of Canada has funded over 1,800 projects, helping thousands of Canadians gain better access to their communities' facilities, programs and services.
In 2013, the Government of Canada extended the EAF on an ongoing basis at $15 million per year to improve accessibility in facilities across Canada, including workplaces.
In recent years, the Government of Canada has taken concrete action to support programs for people with disabilities:
The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities has helped 40,000 people with disabilities across Canada to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment.
As of March 2015, Canadians have registered over 100,000 Registered Disability Savings Plans and have benefitted from over $1 billion in bonds and grants deposited by the federal government
The Government provides $222 million annually to the provinces and territories through Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities to help Canadians with disabilities develop skills to improve their job prospects.
Through Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government is providing $15 million over three years to the Canadian Association for Community Living to help connect people with developmental disabilities with jobs. It is also providing $11.4 million over four years to the Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada to expand vocational training programs for people with autism spectrum disorders.
The Universal Child Care Benefit would increase from $100 to $160 per month (totalling up to $1,920 per year) for children under the age of 6, and parents would receive a new benefit of $60 per month (up to $720 per year) for each child aged 6 through 17.
Feb 17th, 2015: The Canada – British Columbia Job Grant is a program developed jointly by the provincial and federal governments to assist business owners in the province in the hiring and training of employees. Launched last fall, the program provides two-thirds the cost of training a new or existing employee – up to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per employee. The employer is required to contribute one-third of the training costs. Requiring employers to pitch in helps ensure the training leads to guaranteed jobs.
“We want employers to be partners as we train the workforce we need for today and the future. The Canada – B.C. Job Grant allows businesses of all sizes to access government training contributions of up to $10,000 per employee. The grant complements the work we are doing with our Skills for Jobs Blueprint. With our province facing one million job openings by 2022, we need young people and their parents to consider careers in construction, resource and technical sectors and these grants will support those choices,” explained provincial Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond.
The Canada – B.C. Job Grant is a flexible program that will help ensure British Columbians can find their fit in our growing and strong economy. Employers determine what kind of training is needed. Employers can choose qualified third-party providers to deliver it. All private-sector and not-for-profit organizations, with plans to train workers for a new or better job in B.C., are eligible to apply. If an organization has more than one worker to train, employers can apply for multiple grants on one application.
“Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. The Canada Job Grant is part of our commitment to address the paradox of too many Canadians without jobs in an economy of too many jobs without Canadians. The Canada Job Grant will help Canadians get the right skills for available jobs and will lead to a guaranteed job at the end of the training. This is good news for Canadians, employers across Canada and our economy,” said Jason Kenney, Federal Minister of Employment and Social Development.
The grant is part of the $65-million Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement provided by government of Canada. Since launching in October 2014, hundreds of B.C. businesses have applied for the grant from throughout the province, representing a vast array of sectors including health care, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.
By 2022, B.C. is expecting one million job openings created by retirements and the province’s growing economy.
More than 78% of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education, and 44% will need skilled trades and technical workers.