Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Winnipeg

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

Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities

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.

Quick Facts

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.

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Government Grants Canada have compiled the list of grants, loans and assistance programs for Canadians and businesses. We will save you many hours, even weeks or months of searching. Get money for a job or for starting/expanding a business. Finding sources of funding is often the single biggest challenge for someone wanting to start or expand their business.


What other areas of business development is the government particularly keen on funding? By getting involved in business activities such as research and development, exporting, or environmental improvements, for instance, you can greatly increase your business’s chances of finding a small business grant.


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Billions of dollars are given out annually by government agencies and foundations in Canada but most Canadians don’t even know these agencies and foundations exist, or how to contact them.


Forgivable Canadian Grants For Businesses


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The Government sets aside Billions yearly to inspire the Canadian dream and to enhance the economy.


We would like to share a few ideas on what is available for Start-up and existing Businesses.


You can apply for a Canadian business grant / government grants for

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We would like to share a few ideas on what is available for Start-up and existing Businesses.

You can apply for a Canadian business grant / government grants for:


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Apply for all government grants you may qualify for, including business grants. On a daily basis there is funding and financial assistance awarded to many Business Sectors including: Farming, Manufacturing, Energy, Services, Retail and more.


Government Grants and funding are applied on a case by case basis. When all funds are exhausted, then you will have to wait for the next fiscal period. We strongly recommend that you don’t delay.


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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:


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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Government grants boost Gold Seal training

Government grants boost Gold Seal training

ONSLOW Feb 10th,2015 — School days are long behind Hal Fowler.

Fowler has been running his own construction company for more than three decades, but he welcomes an opportunity to gain Gold Seal Certification, a sort of a voucher to prove to others that he knows his stuff.

“I’ve always wanted to do some training with the guys and myself,” Fowler said Tuesday morning at the Onslow site of a new Nissan dealership, a construction project managed by his small company, Fowler Construction Services of Bible Hill.

“I’ve been doing this for years. When I apply for stuff like Gold Seal, the first thing they tell me is I don’t have educational credits. Well, I’m 60 years old and I’m not going back to school. I have a business to run.”

That’s where the Canada-Nova Scotia job grant comes into play.

“The grant helped me and two of my employees,” Fowler said. “It’s a lot more affordable, and we all come out with Gold Seal.”

The Gold Seal Certification program confirms that construction tradespeople demonstrate expertise and commitment and ensures that practitioners are qualified to meet project demands across the country.

A $16,000 Canada Job Grant, one of 24 such investments from the federal government that are delivered through the province’s Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive Program, spurred Fowler’s decision to take further training.

“The grant was a big deal,” he said. “It’s very expensive. When they are going to cost-share the way they do, it makes it much more affordable. It was worth doing.”

Fowler, company site superintendent Jeffrey Fowler and project manager Sterling Mingo are in the middle of six months of online training in the office, augmented by some on-site tutelage at the Construction Association of Nova Scotia site in Dartmouth.

“The training for the three of us was about $32,000, and they (government) contributed 50 per cent.”

The trainees work on things that are relevant to their jobs.

“For me, a lot of it is confirming what I thought I already knew,” Fowler said. “To get other people to think that, we know it is another thing.”

He said his site superintendent is taking courses that include direction on how to run job sites and how to deal with employees. His project manager is taking courses geared to that side of the construction-management work and all three are taking a constructional law course that helps them deal with “liens and holdbacks, and all those nice things.”

The Canada Job Grant uses federal dollars to provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs.

“In Canada today, there is a huge deficit in trained employees to apply for jobs which are being offered,” said Conservative MP Scott Armstrong, parliamentary secretary to the federal employment minister.

“We want to make sure that the training opportunities are there, that we can attract new young people to do these jobs and get the training they need.”

Armstrong said the job grant program involves both levels of government and private industry in a plan intended to level the playing field between public investment in training and private investment, which is lacking.

“The role of the province is to administer all this. They have the infrastructure on the ground to disperse the funds. The federal government is transferring the money, the province is administering it and the employer is actually directing it. This is a new way to do training in Canada.”

Armstrong said the Fowler grant is the first one in Nova Scotia, but the province is almost fully booked for the year. Once the program is fully implemented, more than $7.9 million per year will be invested through the grant program in Nova Scotia, part of about $300 million per year that will be doled out across the country.

Armstrong said he couldn’t give a specific number of how many Nova Scotians will benefit from the grant program.

“We put a lot of flexibility in this to meet the needs on the ground.”

He said the province needs a whole generation of workers to upgrade their training while bringing a new generation of apprentices into the construction, mining and manufacturing industries.

Government of Canada Provides Funding for Children of the Street Society

Government of Canada Provides Funding for Children of the Street Society

Funding to help organization provide support to families of youth victimized by sexual exploitation and human trafficking

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Feb. 11, 2015 – Department of Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $106,595 in funding for the Children of the Street Society for its project "Working Together to Support Victims and Families of Sexual Exploitation." Minister MacKay was joined by Minister of National Revenue and MP for Delta-Richmond-East Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay.

The funding will be used by the Children of the Street Society to develop a resource toolkit specifically designed to assist the parents and caregivers of youth who have been victimized by sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

The toolkit will further advance the organization's efforts in increasing the knowledge among parents/caregivers about the impacts of these crimes, and about the services, assistance and laws in place to respond to the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of youth. The organization will also use the funding to continue their ongoing work of providing information, resources and referrals to families and service providers.

Quick Facts

– The mission of Children of the Street Society is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth, while offering support to families.
– The funding is being provided as follows:

2014-15: $56,437
2015-16: $50,158
Total: $106,595

BioLargo’s AOS Filter Receives Financial Support From the Government of Canada and Alberta Innovates

BioLargo's AOS Filter Receives Financial Support From the Government of Canada and Alberta Innovates

Toronto- Feb 26, 2015 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that its Canadian subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. has received financial contributions from two additional government agencies to support the work around its AOS Filter. The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has provided BioLargo with financial support through its "Youth Employment Program" (YEP) to further its fundamental mission to "stimulate wealth creation through innovation," and dedicated to support the work of Simmon Hofstetter, PhD, exclusively for BioLargo Water, Inc. and its AOS Filter technology.

"NRC-IRAP's support ensures our company continued scientific expertise to help us in our journey to develop and commercialize the AOS Filter Technology," commented Dennis Calvert, President & CEO of BioLargo. "NRC-IRAP's YEP is specifically designed to support highly trained post-secondary graduates like Dr. Hofstetter in his work with BioLargo Water."

Simmon Hofstetter holds a PhD in Food Science & Technology from the University of Alberta, with a background rooted in microbiology, and experience with industrial research and development in the food safety industry, as well as in novel technologies geared towards eliminating microbial pathogens. Dr. Hofstetter has also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta to assist with biodegradation and reclamation research pertaining to the Athabasca Oil Sands. Overall, Dr. Hofstetter brings a suite of expertise in microbiology and toxic compounds relevant to precious water resources. Dr. Hofstetter is working to enhance and expand current applications of the AOS Filter technology.

In addition to the support from NRC-IRAP, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AITF) contributed $62,500 under its program to help support the work of Petr Miller, PhD. AITF Industry Associates Program grants are awarded to help accelerate business ideas with research expertise, transform Alberta industry through practical application of research, and to support highly trained personnel in research and industry settings. The grant value is for one year's support with the intent to extend for an additional $62,000 for year two. This funding will enable BioLargo Water to support Dr. Miller's ongoing work to scale up and refine the BioLargo AOS system.

Petr Miller, Ph.D. is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Food Chemistry and Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague in the Czech Republic. He has more than eight years of research experience in the field of Food microbiology, Food Science and Technology. He is an author of several research articles published in leading scientific journals. His past work includes research of fundamentals of novel antimicrobials and their application in food, and novel processing food technologies and their application. Dr. Miller currently works in collaboration with BioLargo Water to optimize the AOS Filter.


Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

February 2015 – Onslow, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development Canada Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform, along with MLA Terry Farrell, on behalf of the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia, today recognized Fowler Construction Services Limited, a construction company in Truro, one of many Nova Scotia businesses to receive funding through the Canada Job Grant.

Fowler Construction Services, a small company with eight employees, will receive over $16,000 through the Canada Job Grant. This will allow the company to provide Gold Seal Certification training to three current employees. Fowler Construction Services is investing an additional $6,372. It is expected that this training program will support the company to build the in-house competencies needed to achieve its goals of increased efficiency, productivity and profitability.

The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. By requiring employers to partner in training investments, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

The Canada Job Grant provides up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition and training materials, which includes up to $10,000 in federal contributions. Nova Scotia delivers the Canada Job Grant through its existing Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI). WIPSI is a funding incentive designed to encourage employers to invest in employee skills through training to improve productivity and innovation.

Nova Scotia is accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant. Employers are encouraged to apply at


Quick Facts

  • According to BuildForce Canada, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will need to step up efforts to attract more young people, as more than 6 000 workers are planning to retire over the next 10 years.
  • According to the provincial occupational forecasting system, health related occupations in Nova Scotia are expected to increase the fastest with 1 128 positions being created from 2011 to 2016.
  • By 2017–18, over $7.9 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Nova Scotia.


Feds provide $200K to help immigrant women in Peel find economic prosperity

Feds provide $200K to help immigrant women in Peel find economic prosperity

BRAMPTON— The federal government is providing the Brampton Multicultural Community Centre with $200,000 to help immigrant women in the community find good-paying jobs.

The money is part of $2.8 million earmarked for 14 Ontario projects designed to increase opportunities for women in non-traditional occupations, while giving females, particularly immigrant women, a chance for greater economic prosperity in Canada’s job market.


Federal Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Dr. Kellie Leitch made the funding announcement at Brampton’s civic centre Wednesday morning. She was joined by Bramalea-Gore-Malton MP Bal Gosal and representatives from the Brampton Multicultural Community Centre.


The centre will receive $200,000 over two years. The local project is expected to help some 300 women, according to the Brampton Multicultural Community Centre.

Established in 1987, the non-profit organization focuses on helping immigrants settle and integrate.

Peel region is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada, according to Amad, there are more than 200 different ethnic groups and more than 70 languages spoken.

Immigrant women represent about 26 per cent of the region’s human capital, she noted. Despite their high level of education, this demographic is over-represented in low-paying jobs and on unemployment rolls compared to their Canadian counterparts, Amad pointed out.

Immigrant women seeking advancement in the workforce are stymied by language and cultural barriers, credentials that are not recognized, a lack of Canadian work experience and discrimination, she said.


Alberta colleges, universities to get $50M in new money

Alberta colleges, universities to get $50M in new money


The Alberta government is giving the province’s colleges and universities an additional $50 million in funding.

The surprise announcement comes after the government cut $147 million or seven per cent from their operating grants earlier this year.

The University of Alberta is getting an additional $14.4 million; the University of Calgary, another $10.6 million.

According to a government news release, the money is being provided to “help institutions adjust to current enrolment pressures and prepare for even greater enrolments next year.”

Alberta colleges, universities to get $50M in new money


Advanced Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk says the money was approved because the province's finances have improved.

“It'll allow them to bring in new students in January if they choose to do so or it'll finance over-enrolment that they may have incurred during this particular semester," he said.

"It sets a new base for their funding so next year's budget will be calculated off of this base.”

But opposition parties say the money is being spent to help Premier Alison Redford in her leadership review later this month.

"This is not good management, this is utter chaos," said Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith.

"I think what we're seeing is we've got an advanced education minister and a government that made major mistakes, they're facing major pushback and a premier who's facing a leadership review in a couple of weeks."She's doing everything she possibly can to scramble to get a couple of wins before her members render a vote on her leadership."

Lukaszuk denied the new funding had anything to do with the leadership review.

A partial list of additional funding:

  • University of Calgary – $10.6 million
  • Mount Royal University – $2.1 million
  • University of Alberta – $14.4 million
  • MacEwan University – $2.6 million
  • University of Lethbridge – $2.4 million
  • Athabasca Univeristy $970,718
  • NAIT – $3.7 million
  • SAIT – $3.4 million

Government provides $3 million to Speed Skating Canada for 2013-2014

 Government provides $3 million to Speed Skating Canada for 2013-2014

   Government provides $3 million to Speed Skating Canada for 2013-2014

CALGARY, Nov. 8, 2013 The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to Speed Skating Canada in support of the Essent International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval  in Calgary. The event is being held from November 8 to 10, 2013.


"Once again this year, we are very proud to have the opportunity to cheer on our Canadian speed skaters who are world renowned for their successes and are consistently on the podium at World Cup events," said Minister of State Gosal. This event offers an opportunity for our athletes to race against other top skaters at Calgary's world-class facilities, while also bringing a welcome economic boost to the local community. That is why our Government is pleased to provide financial support to Speed Skating Canada for the 2013 Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating."


"Speed Skating Canada thanks the Government of Canada for its overall program support to key association activities that contribute to podium performances for our athletes and bring a sense of pride and sporting connection to all Canadians," said Ian Moss, Chief Executive Officer of Speed Skating Canada. "As a hosting partner for the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating World Cup #1 at the Calgary the Canadian government is ensuring that our Canadian athletes can compete against the best in the world at home, and that excellence, sport, and healthy living are promoted through our athlete heroes to the next generation".


Speed Skating Canada is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association comprises 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 13,000 individual members, and counting.


The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to podium. A contribution of $50,000 was provided to Speed Skating Canada through Sport Canada's hosting program for this event. The Government also provided nearly $3 million to Speed Skating Canada for 2013-2014 through the sport support program. . In 2012-2013, more than $1.1 million was provided through the  athlete assistance program to support 93 athletes with living and training expenses.


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.