OBIO Opens Call for Applications

The Call for Applications for the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization’s 2020 OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®) is now open until Dec. 18 at 5:00 pm EST. Quick Facts. OBIO CAAP is an industry-led initiative. It provides selected high-potential Ontario health science companies with mentoring, strategic guidance and access to a network of health science industry[…]

Who Got Government Grants This Week

Funding for the week of Nov. 25 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $1.1B, up from $150.9M during the previous week. Top Sector…The Transportation sector ranked first, attracting $640M, or 41% of national disbursements. Top Region…Ontario is the top province this week, securing $646.8M and accounting for 59% of total[…]

QP Briefing. COF 2019: Premiers gather in Toronto to present united front to Ottawa

By Jack Hauen Premier Doug Ford played host to the rest of Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders on Monday morning in Mississauga to form a united front in asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for more money. Over the weekend, Ford, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe and New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs committed to collaborate on nuclear reactor technology. Just before the meeting, Ford handed out[…]

Teri Kirk, President & CEO, Fundingportal

Fundingportal helping industry succeed under the massive Broadband Fund

Fundingportal is partnering with industry to help businesses succeed under the CRTC’s Broadband Fund by offering informational webinars on the new fund, as well as targeted services for applicants. Last month, the CRTC opened its second call for applications under its massive $750M Broadband Fund. The program will fund projects that improve broadband access across[…]

New Forest Sector Fund in Ontario

The Government of Ontario has announced the launch of the new Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program, which will become the government’s key program for the sector. Quick Facts. This program replaces the Forestry Growth Fund. It will provide up to $10M per year in funding over five years. The program will support strategic projects[…]

New Brunswick Disaster Relief Program

The Government of New Brunswick has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to help small businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities that suffered property damage following hurricane Dorian. Quick Facts. The program provides assistance for eligible damage and losses that threaten the health and safety of individuals, municipalities, and small businesses. The maximum assistance for structural repairs[…]

B.C. Air Access Program now open

The Government of British Columbia has opened applications under the B.C. Air Access Program (BCAAP) to support regional air facilities. Quick Facts. A call for applications is now open for airports, heliports and water aerodromes. The program supports important infrastructure upgrades. The grant program is a cost-sharing initiative. Funding from the grants can support safety[…]

2 new wood construction programs in Quebec

The Government of Quebec has launched two new programs to support the wood construction sector. Quick Facts. These programs represent a $5M investment. The Programme préfabrication en bois : optimisation et automatisation (PPBOA) (Wood prefabrication program: optimization and automation) will support competitiveness. The Programme de formation continue sur l’utilisation du bois dans la construction (PFCBC)[…]

Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative now open

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.85M in the new Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative to help develop new cutting edge technologies, practices, and solutions to tackle modern-day industry problems. Quick Facts. The program is now accepting proposals for advancing research in food safety, trade, market and growth opportunities, automation, and bio-based production systems. Projects[…]

Who Got Government Grants This Week

Funding for the week of Nov. 18 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $150.9M, down from $268.5M during the previous week. Top Sector…The Community and Nonprofit sector ranked first, attracting $84.3M, or 56% of national disbursements. Top Region…Quebec is the top province this week, securing $60.9M and accounting for 40%[…]