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Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market by:
The BCIP targets innovations in the following priority areas:
The program includes a series of Calls for Proposals, which includes a full description of the Priority Areas of each component and specific criteria for selection. The government also organizes and/or participates in regional events and trade shows so that Canadian businesses can showcase their innovative concepts to federal representatives.
The BCIP is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and implemented by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). OSME advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises in federal procurement.
The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) provides support for projects of national, local or regional significance. This includes the Small Communities Fund (PTIC–SCF) that will provide $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents.
Smaller communities will be able to build projects that deliver on local needs. Through the Small Communities Fund, our Government continues to provide dedicated funding for small communities, building on the successful practices established under the 2007 Building Canada Fund and the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. In addition, communities can use the Gas Tax Fund towards a wider range of projects, including highways, disaster mitigation, broadband, brownfield redevelopment, recreation, culture, tourism and sport.
To ensure that small communities receive funding opportunities, ten per cent (10 %) of the PTIC allocation of each province and territory will be set aside for the PTIC–SCF.
Infrastructure Canada will enter into funding agreements with the provinces and territories who will be responsible for identifying and proposing projects for consideration.
Projects funded through the PTIC–SCF must meet the following program objectives:
Eligible recipients are restricted to those whose projects are situated within or are for the benefit of, communities with a population of fewer than one hundred thousand people (100,000) as determined by Statistics Canada — Final 2011 Census.
The following are eligible recipients for the purposes of the PTIC–SCF:
In the provinces, most projects will be federally cost-shared on a one-third basis. In the case of provincially-owned highways and major roads, as well as public transit projects, the maximum federal contribution to any single project will be 50 per cent. The maximum contribution is 25 per cent for projects with for-profit private sector proponents.
For projects located in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, the federal government will fund up to 75 per cent of total eligible costs. For projects with a for-profit private sector proponent, however, the cap would be 25 per cent. More information on cost-sharing and stacking.
Canada will enter into Funding Agreements (FA) with each province and territory for the implementation of the PTIC–SCF. In turn, provinces and territories will manage the project identification process in keeping with PTIC–SCF program parameters
If you are an eligible recipient and would like to have your project considered for funding under the PTIC, you are encouraged to contact your respective provincial or territorial ministry responsible for infrastructure as outlined below.
General questions and comments on the PTIC program can be addressed to Infrastructure Canada:
Telephone Infrastructure Canada: 613-948-1148
Toll Free Number: 1-877-250-7154
Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component
180 Kent Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, ON K1P 0B6
The Government of Canada has announced it will start accepting applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program as of December 2nd, 2013.
For many years, Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) has been helping employers such as yourself create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.
Funding opportunities are available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees under the CSJ program. Applicants must 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.
If you have hired a student in the past, you know how helpful it can be for your organization to have summer help. If you have not hired a student before, I encourage you to consider applying for CSJ funding to hire a student for next summer.
The application period begins on December 2nd, 2013 and will remain open until January 10th, 2014. These new timelines mean that successful employers will be notified sooner and have more time to recruit students.
For more information on the CSJ Program, or for information on how to apply please, visit the Canada Summer Jobs website.
The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
From installing automated door openers, constructing a universally designed office or retrofitting a washroom with an accessible toilet, grab bars and taps, the Enabling Accessibility Fund works to enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in their community and the economy.
Since its creation in 2007, the program has funded over 1 000 projects across the country and has improved accessibility for thousands of Canadians. For information on past projects, browse the approved funding projects.
The program includes the following streams:
The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New
Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.
The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of pilot projects that address seniors’ isolation through building social support networks and resources as well as community interventions, and/or projects that address intergenerational learning.
For the purpose of this Call for Proposals (CFP), funding will be provided to successful applicants* to undertake projects with major activities that address an identified need focusing on one of the following project streams:
Priority consideration may be given to projects:
In addition, each of the following requirements must be met in order for projects to be considered eligible for funding:
* Note to organizations located and operating in Quebec: This CFP was the subject of discussions with the Secrétariat aux aînés du Québec (SA), as provided for under the terms of the Canada-Quebec Protocol.
Eligible recipients include:
For the purposes of this CFP, applicants must demonstrate the following in order for their project to be considered eligible for funding:
For the purposes of this CFP, the following costs are eligible for funding (please note that all eligible costs are subject to assessment and negotiation):
Please note that general operating costs of your organization that are not specifically related to your planned project are not eligible for the purpose of this CFP (e.g. regular telephone and heating costs, rent, utilities, property taxes, insurance, equipment for staff, audit costs, etc.).
Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, is urging all parents with children under the age of 18 to ensure their eligible children are enrolled in the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). “All Canadian families with children under the age of 18 can benefit from our Government’s Family Benefits package,” said MP Gallant. […]
Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased that her Private Members’ Bill, Bill C-462, the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, received Royal Assent on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. “I am happy to see that my Private Members Bill, Bill C-462, has become law,” said MP Gallant. “This legislation will help ensure […]
Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, is pleased to announce the launch of the Federal Government’s Industrial Biomaterials program. The program seeks to ensure that the innovative ideas of Canadian businesses get to the marketplace, by combining the expertise of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) with the business know-how of Canadian […]
Photo: M.P. Cheryl Gallant and Lianne Ing, Vice President of Bubble Technology Industries (BTI) are shown with the company’s new state-of-the-art FlexSpec Mobile radiation detection system, used in security operations. For more information on this product, visit Bubble Technology’s Website. Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing–Pembroke, is pleased to announce the Federal Build […]
Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased today to announce a call for funding for community projects that take action to prevent cyber and sexual violence against women and girls. “Violence against women and girls has devastating and far-reaching effects on the community,” said MP Gallant. “The projects supported by […]
Over the past few weeks I have been conducting Constituency Clinics in the remote areas of the riding. The most frequently asked question I’m getting is when cell phone coverage and highspeed internet are coming. If you have listened to the radio, read a newspaper, or watched TV this week, you know that the whole […]
The 2012 Canada-Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative assists Ontario livestock producers in designated areas who are experiencing extraordinary feeding costs due to forage shortages caused by the 2012 drought. The initiative provides transportation assistance to eligible applicants in Ontario for eligible costs incurred to transport hay, straw, silage and green feed to livestock or eligible […]
Photo: Cheryl Gallant, MP with Frontier Trails Camp owners David and Marie Tubby on Hwy 60 near Eganville with summer students from the 2012 program. The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2013 will be from February 1 to February 28, 2013. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP is pleased to remind employers that applications […]
Staff from Cheryl Gallant’s office at a Saturday constituency clinic assisting residents apply for Federal Government programs and services. Ottawa, Ontario – Today in the House of Commons, Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, introduced a Private Member’s Bill to restrict the fees charged to disabled Canadians by third party consultants to complete the form to […]
The Government of Canada will accept funding applications for the call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, in four thematic areas: Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods (Deadline: October 12, 2012); Engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls (Deadline: October 12, 2012); Preventing and reducing […]