Who got government funding this week

Funding for the week of July 9, 2018 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $725.1M, up from $419.9M during the previous week. Top Sector. The health and life sciences sector ranked first this week, attracting $305.1M, 42% of total incentives. Top Region. Québec is the top province this week, securing $386M and accounting for[…]

QP Briefing. Government promises legislated end to 758 energy contracts

By David Hains The government says it will cancel 758 energy contracts in a bid to reduce electricity costs by $790 million. Energy Minister Greg Rickford released a statement Friday that said the government will axe the contracts that haven’t reached project development milestones. “We clearly promised we would cancel these unnecessary and wasteful energy projects[…]

AB announces new agricultural programs

The Government of Alberta has announced its suite of programs under the new five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership. A total of $91M in funding will be available this year. Program 1: Products, Market Growth and Diversification $72M budget Supports bringing products and value-added products to market Program 2: Public Trust $19M budget Supports: Public agriculture literacy; Agriculture[…]

NS opens age-friendly communities grant program

The Government of Nova Scotia has opened a call for applications for its Age-Friendly Communities Grant program. Quick Facts. The Age-Friendly Communities Grant supports projects that promote healthy, active living and improve communities. The grant is open to nonprofits and community organizations, municipal governments, associations, and universities. Successful applicants can include partnerships or collaborative projects. The[…]

Funding available for QC and NU filmmakers

The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec Atlantic Studio is looking for submissions for ‘Reimagining My Quebec’—a new initiative for anglophone, allophone, and Indigenous filmmakers from Quebec and Nunavik. Quick Facts. This initiative will give emerging and established directors a chance to create artful short documentaries with the NFB. The deadline is Aug. 8. Three[…]

Startup Canada launches fund for entrepreneurship

Startup Canada is partnering with TruShield Insurance to launch the Entrepreneur Success Fund, which invests in existing projects, programs and initiatives that support entrepreneurs. Quick Facts. Applicants can receive up to $2.5k. The money can be used to support business operations or business growth opportunities. Applications are due Aug. 31.