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University of Guelph professor receives $1.6 million in grant money

University of Guelph professor receives $1.6 million in grant money

Aug 13,2013 | http://www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca | Guelph-Ont

GUELPH — A University of Guelph professor is going to use newly acquired grant money to teach a select group of students about the St. Lawrence River Basin.

 

Paul Sibley, a professor and associate director of graduate studies in the School of Environmental Sciences, received $1.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The competition was called the 2013 Collaborative Research and Training Experience and the winners were announced Monday.

 

Sibley will use the money to head a project involving 10 universities in Canada and the United States, as well as government agencies and conservation Groups, to train a select group of graduate students over the span of six years. Students will focus on better understanding and protecting the economically and environmentally important Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin.

 

Sibley is also part of the Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services research team that received $4.4 million from research council earlier this year. He's currently working with 27 other researchers from 11 universities to protect Canada's wetlands, lakes and rivers.

 

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Canada helps Quebec grads with Grants

Canada helps Quebec grads with grants

$1.6M grant will help medical physics grads enter the workforce

Aug 12, 2013 | http://www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca | Montreal-Quebec

Canada helps Quebec grads with Grants A $1.6-million grant was unveiled today by Canada’s Science and Technology Minister in Montreal.

The money will go towards researchers in medical physics at Laval University and McGill University, through a program that helps develop skills needed for the marketplace — the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE).

"In addition to basic science, they're going to learn other thing like project management, sometimes the business end of this. They'll be interning in the private sector and learning how to translate those ideas into skills to make contributions to the private sector," said Minister Greg Rickford.

Professor Jan Seuntjens says the grant will help students gain skills for the workplace.Professor Jan Seuntjens says the grant will help students gain skills for the workplace.

Professor Jan Seuntjens, the director of the medical physics program at McGill, says students will be able to train on high-tech equipment that's available only in the private sector, such as the latest in cancer detection technology.

"Expertise can be at university, but there is very good expertise at companies as well. And so why not take advantage of it? Why have this ivory tower mentality where you're not linking the two together?” Seuntjens said.

The grant is one of 15 initiatives – and $24 million of funding – that will be invested in universities and institutions across the country over six years through the CREATE program.

 

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BC Government affirms Grant for RESP

BC Government affirms Grant for RESP

 

Aug 13,2013 | http://www.GovernmentGrantsCanada.ca | Vancover-BC

BC Government affirms Grant for RESP  is a new grant from the BC government will give $1,200 to children under seven if they have an RESP (registered education savings plan).

The program is called the BC Training and Education Savings Grant, and the government’s commitment to it was reaffirmed in the latest provincial budget.

“With the passing budget,” explained Peter Fassbender, minister of education, “we are ensuring that this money remains available for parents to save, not for the government to spend.”

All children born after January 1, 2007 who are BC residents are eligible. Parents must make an RESP for their children before their seventh birthday. When children turn six, the family must apply for the grant through their RESP provider. If the child is already six, the application will be done at the same time the RESP is opened.

The province is working with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to implement the program, and the process is expected to take between 18 to 24 months. Once the program is in place, parents whose child is already six will receive a notice to apply for the grant.

The program aims to emphasize the importance of planning and saving early for a child’s post-secondary education.

An RESP is a special account where money can be saved for a child’s education tax-free. Money invested grows over time, and the account structure makes it easier for other family members to contribute.

The new grant replaces the Children’s Education Fund, which invested $1,000 for each child born in and after 2007. These invested funds will be put toward the grants

If the child ends up not pursuing post-secondary education after they graduate, the grant is returned to the government.

For more information on the BC Training and Education Savings Grant, please contact the BC Ministry of Education from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT).

Telephone:1-888-879-1166

 

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Sheriff Eviction process in Ontario

Sheriff Eviction process in Ontario

Sheriff Eviction

Sheriff Eviction procedure in Ontario can be quite complicated when you have no concept about it. How the system works. Eviction process by sheriff in Ontario protects both the landlords as well as tenants.

Being a Canadian Real Estate investor, you will, in certain circumstances, have no choice but go through the system.If the Landlord and Tenant Board make an eviction order against you, you must do something about it right away if you do not want to move. Depending if there`s any hearing , you must have to do whatever you have to.

If there was a hearing but you were not there

Since the Board member at the hearing agreed with your landlord or because you missed the hearing, the Board may have made the eviction order.  By asking the Board to review the decision or by filing an appeal in court

If you did not attend the hearing and want to ask the Board to review the decision, see the Tenant Duty Counsel Program.

If you went to the hearing and want to ask the Board to review the decision, see the Tenant Duty Counsel Program.

You might also be able to stop it by paying everything you owe plus your landlord's legal expenses if the eviction is based on you owing rent.

However you have to act as soon as possible and you have to follow exactly the right steps. So it is recommended to get more detailed information or legal help first.

Before that date to make the order "void" the order will let you know the date it will become enforceable and the total amount you have to make the payment If you are able to pay that amount before that date, see the Tenant Duty Counsel Program. if that date has already passed or if you cannot pay the full amount before that date,see the Tenant Duty Counsel Program.

If there was no hearing

Without holding a hearing, in some situations,the Board can make an eviction order. This is sometimes known as an "ex parte" order.

Your landlord is allowed to apply for an ex parte order, without giving you any notices, if your landlord claims that:

you and your landlord agreed that you would move out,

you gave your landlord a notice saying you would move out, or

you have not followed a Board order or mediated agreement related to an earlier eviction application, and that order or agreement says that your landlord can do this.

If your landlord applies for an ex parte order, you might not find out about it until the Board sends you a copy of the order. To try to stop the eviction you will then have take action immediately. to set a side an Ex Parte Order you must file a Motion as soon as possible. Nevertheless, to be safer you must do this within 10 days after the date of the order.

You can download from the Board website forms for filing this motion.

For further information about how to file the motion, see the Tenant Duty Counsel Program

Enforcing an eviction order by Sheriff in Ontario

The order is carried out and enforced by the Sheriff if the eviction order is not stopped.Under the Sheriff allowance, the lock will be changed by the landlord if you have not moved out by the date the eviction order says you must move.

The law does not let your landlord, a private bailiff, or a security guard physically evict you or lock you out — only the Sheriff can do this.

Protecting the belongings of the tenants

You have only 72 hours (3 full days) to take your belongings if you are evicted by the Sheriff. This rule applies even over a weekend or a holiday.

Your landlord must keep your things in or near your place, and must let you get them any time between 8 a.m. and 8p.m during this period of time. It is against the law for your landlord not to do this.

You and your landlord can agree to different rules about this. This agreement should be on papers. After an eviction, tenants are given more than 72 hours to get their things by some non-profit landlords. Confirm with what your landlord's rule and check your lease for this if you live in non-profit housing.

However, if you move out after the Board makes an eviction order but before the Sheriff comes to change the locks,the law is not clear about whether you have 72 hours to get your things out of your place. So try to take everything with you right away when you move.

 

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We spent $113 million to promote the feds

We spent $113 million to promote the feds

Viewpoint: Winnipeg Free Press (excerpt)

The federal government's so-called Economic Action Plan could have been worthwhile, except for two serious flaws.

Almost no one visited the government website for more information, and if they had, some of the programs advertised do not exist, at least not yet.

The Canada Jobs Grant, for example, won't be available until next year if negotiations with the provinces succeed. Other advertisements are political, such as promoting the government's measures to protect the environment and promote Canadian history.

Some programs, however, such as apprenticeship training grants are real and the government's website provides useful information about how applicants can receive cash grants to get valuable training.

It's unclear why the website has received such little interest, but it could be Canadians are conditioned to tuning out government information that isn't focused on immediate results, such as cash for home renovations or basement upgrades to prevent flooding.

The government has spent $113 million on advertising for the action plan, drawing criticism as wasteful and unethical, since at least part of it does nothing but promote the Harper government.

Partisan critics should not be too smug because abuse of government advertising is common across Canada and the political spectrum.

The Manitoba government has shamelessly abused taxpayers' funds with blatant political advertising. For example, the government purchased a series of ads promoting its export achievements on the eve of the 2007 general election. These ads served no useful purpose, other than to broadcast the NDP's name.

In British Columbia, the abuse of political advertising has sparked a campaign for legislation that would outlaw the practice.

Indeed, it's past time standards were developed that would prevent ruling parties from abusing their positions — and the taxpayer — with advertising that might serve their interests, but does nothing for taxpayers, except pinch their pockets.

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WorldSkills Competition

Government of Canada congratulates Team Canada finalists at WorldSkills Competition

 

WorldSkills CompetitionOttawa, Ontario, July 8, 2013—The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today congratulated the Canadian participants and medallists at the WorldSkills Competition held in Leipzig, Germany, last week. The WorldSkills Competition is a biennial event that showcases the abilities of hundreds of skilled young workers from around the world in various trades, technology and service industries.

Over 1000 participants, including 35 members of Team Canada, competed for medals at the event. Team Canada won a gold medal in the Heating and Refrigeration category, as well as 14 Medallions of Excellence.

“Team Canada has proven that Canadians have what it takes to excel in the rapidly growing trades, technology and service industries. I am personally very proud of these young people who have represented our country so well on the international stage,” said Minister Finley. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s workforce. Our government’s investment in skills development for young people contributes to Canada’s long‑term growth and overall prosperity.”

The Government of Canada is helping young Canadians by offering grants, tax credits and support for training programs such as apprenticeships so that they can gain the skills and experience they need to enter and succeed in the job market.

Skills/Compétences Canada coordinates annual skills competitions and selects and prepares competitors for the WorldSkills Competition. The Government of Canada is a strong supporter of Skills/Compétences Canada and its provincial and territorial chapters, providing $8.7 million in funding over three years.

“Skills competitions are an exceptional showcase for talented young competitors, and they inspire other young people to explore careers in these high-demand fields,” added Minister Finley.

To learn more about Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, visit youth.gc.ca.

 

For more information, contact:

Jan O’Driscoll
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482 [Call: 819-994-2482]

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559 [Call: 819-994-5559]

 

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ –invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are providing support to promote careers in the skilled trades and technology sector to students across the province. The announcement was made by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Honourable Frank Corbett, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia.

"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity," said Minister MacKay. "The Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to prepare for jobs in high-demand fields. That's why we support Skills Canada – Nova Scotia to encourage young Canadians to pursue careers in the skilled trades."

"Nova Scotians are facing unprecedented opportunities," said Minister Corbett. "These opportunities require skilled workers, so it's important to get people, especially our youth, prepared now. Investments like this allow our students and apprentices to enhance their skills, strive for excellence in a chosen field, and explore various skilled trades and technologies to perhaps discover a new interest for their future career."

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is receiving over $193,000 in federal funding and over $205,000 in provincial funding to organize skills competitions and help youth learn about education and career options. Activities include preparing participants for regional, provincial and national competitions, conducting classroom presentations and coordinating networking opportunities for youth with educators and employers.

"From informative in-class presentations, to the Skills Canada National Competition, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia provides youth with thrilling experiences which allow them to explore skilled trades and technologies, and strive for excellence among Canada's best students and apprentices," said Ms. Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia.

"Canada is facing a growing shortage of skilled tradespeople," said Minister MacKay. "Through Economic Action Plan 2013 and support for training programs, along with grants and tax credits, we are encouraging apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades."

With annual funding of approximately $300 million, YES helps youth—particularly those facing barriers to employment—obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

In addition to existing funding, Economic Action Plan 2012 invested an extra $50 million to enhance YES with a new initiative that connects young Canadians with jobs in high demand and helps them develop tangible skills and gain work experience. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes an additional investment of $70 million over three years to create 5 000 more paid internships.

Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada's broader strategy to connect Canadians with available jobs. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes new measures to equip Canadians with the skills and training they need. These include the Canada Job Grant, creating opportunities for apprentices and providing support to under-represented groups such as people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, newcomers and youth. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.

Backgrounder

The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace.

Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment, including youth who are single parents, youth with disabilities and youth in rural and remote areas, to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or the confidence to return to school.

Career Focus provides funding to employers to hire young post-secondary graduates to give them career-related work experience and help them acquire skills to transition into the job market.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

To learn more about Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, please visit youth.gc.ca.

SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
For further information:

Jan O'Driscoll
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482

Chrissy Matheson
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
902-424-0281
Mobile: 902-219-3121
mathescl@gov.ns.ca

 

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Government of Canada Invests in New Research Partnerships

Government of Canada Invests in New Research Partnerships

 
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 21, 2013)Invests in New Research Partnerships
 
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced the Government of Canada's investment in 20 partnerships among colleges, universities and businesses through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. The Minister made the announcement while visiting Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario.
 
"Collaboration between college and university researchers and the private sector is vital to improving the quality of life of all Canadians, while building a strong economy," said Minister of State Goodyear. "The College and Community Innovation Program supports the deployment of the talent and knowledge developed in our post-secondary institutions while providing invaluable industry experience for students. This is win-win for all involved and our Government is proud to support these partnerships."
 
In total, the Government of Canada will invest over $18 million in these new research partnerships. Conestoga College is receiving $515,000 over three years under a College-University Idea to Innovation grant to develop a portable device to detect the gold grade of mineral samples at mines and mineral exploration sites. It usually takes weeks or even months to ship mineral samples to labs for analysis and retrieve the results. This new gold detector will help speed up the process and increase production efficiencies of mining exploration companies. The college will collaborate with researchers at Laurentian University, as well as industrial partners Barrick Gold Corporation and Kendall Technology.
 
These investments provide businesses with access to the people, resources, and tools at Canada's colleges that companies need to be at the forefront of innovation," said Janet Walden, Chief Operating Officer of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). "The ultimate goal is to create sustainable partnerships that will help sharpen our innovative edge and have a positive impact on the bottom lines for industry and our country."
 
The CCI Program is managed by NSERC, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
 
NSERC is a federal agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for all Canadians. The agency supports 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 about 2,400 Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects.
 
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided more than $9 billion in new funding for initiatives to support science, technology, and the growth of innovative firms. Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on this strong foundation, helping to position Canada for sustainable, long-term economic prosperity and a higher quality of life for Canadians.
 
For more information and the full list of recipients, please visit the NSERC Web site.
 
Contact InformationStephanie Thomas
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
613-947-2956Media Relations
Industry Canada
613-943-2502

 

 

 

 

Martin Leroux
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
613-943-7618
media@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

 

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Government of Canada invests in projects to support Manitoba seniors

Government of Canada invests in projects to support Manitoba seniors

 
WINNIPEG, June 14, 2013 /CNW/
invests in projects to support Manitoba seniors
Seniors in Manitoba will benefit from over $104,000 in federal funding which will facilitate physical and recreational activities, increase seniors' social participation and raise awareness of seniors' issues.
 
The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister Responsible for Manitoba and Member of Parliament for Provencher, made the announcement today at the Brooklands Pioneer Senior Citizens Club on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).
 
"The Government of Canada recognizes the important role that seniors have played in building our great country," said Minister Toews. "We're helping to ensure that seniors remain active in their communities and can continue to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience."
 
Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Brooklands Pioneer Senior Citizens Club is receiving $17,500 to offer computer lessons, organize social outings and set up a reading program bringing together seniors and elementary school students. The NHSP is also supporting five other seniors' organizations based in Winnipeg.
 
"We would like to thank the Government of Canada for its support and funding," said Alice Steinke, President of the Brooklands Pioneer Senior Citizens Club Inc. "This funding will support the social participation and inclusion of seniors by providing a reading program between seniors and students, computer courses and planned outings."
 
The NHSP supports projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. The Government of Canada is investing more than $33 million in support of over 1 750 projects that will lead to programs and activities for seniors across Canada.
 
The 2013-2014 Call for Proposals for community-based projects was launched on May 22, 2013. For more information, visit hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.

 

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Government of Canada : INVESTS TO HELP RECENT GRADUATES GET JOBS

Government of Canada : INVESTS TO HELP RECENT GRADUATES GET JOBS

 

North Bay, Ontario, June 7, 2013

INVESTS TO HELP RECENT GRADUATES GET JOBS

The Government of Canada announced funding to help a recent graduate in North Bay to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to enter and succeed in the job market. The announcement was made by Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity," said Mr. Aspin. "The Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow."

The Capitol Centre is receiving over $19,000 from the Career Focus program to help a recent graduate gain on-the-job experience and apply the skills acquired through education to ease the transition to work. Career Focus is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

The graduate will gain career-related experience in history, heritage and the arts by working as a heritage coordinator over a 10-month period. The participant will perform various duties such as supervising and recruiting volunteers, organizing and conducting tours, as well as writing and executing a marketing campaign.

"The Capitol Centre is delighted to receive Government of Canada funding to provide career-related work experience," says Dee Adrian, General Manager, Capitol Centre.

With annual funding of approximately $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes an additional investment of $70 million over three years to create 5 000 more paid internships. This is further to the extra $50 million invested through Economic Action Plan 2012 to enhance YES with a new initiative that connects young Canadians with jobs in high demand and helps them develop tangible skills and gain work experience.

Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada's broader strategy to connect Canadians with available jobs. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes new measures to equip Canadians with the skills and training they need. These include the Canada Job Grant, creating opportunities for apprentices and providing support to under-represented groups such as people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, newcomers and youth. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.

For more information, contact:

Jan O'Driscoll
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482

Media Relations Office
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
819-994-5559
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Backgrounder

The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace.

Skills Link, which is part of YES, helps youth facing barriers to employment, including youth who are single parents, youth with disabilities, young newcomers and youth in rural and remote areas, to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or the confidence to return to school.

Career Focus provides funding to employers to hire young post-secondary graduates to give them career-related work experience and help them acquire skills to transition into the job market.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

To learn more about Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, visit youth.gc.ca.

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