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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.).
Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. About the Skills Link program Skills Link was developed to assist youth in various circumstances, including […]
Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to create career-related work experiences for post-secondary graduates. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. About the Career Focus program Career Focus helps post-secondary graduates gain advanced employability skills and facilitates their transition into the labour market. When to Apply? […]
The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) is a new initiative, launched as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to promote Canada’s economic growth as announced in Budget 2010. Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the CICP helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap for their innovative goods and services by: Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercial […]
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Eligible applicants are innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) located in Southern Ontario’s rural and urban communities who are planning to undertake projects for: Late stage commercialization; New product or service development; New applications or markets; or Development or implementation of new processes or technologies. Is Your Venture Eligible? Review and Approvals Process Eligible Organizations […]
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund First announced in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund provides$150 million for the repair and improvement of community infrastructure facilities across the country. FedDev Ontario is delivering the Fund in Ontario with an allocation of $49.6 million over two years. Applications are being accepted for projects in Ontario until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight […]
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The deadline for applications is August 17, 2012. The Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) supports projects intended to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the Program supports not-for-profit organizations across Canada in tackling barriers faced by people with disabilities with respect […]
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