Highlights / funding

Environment & Animal Life

More funding to address concerns about World Heritage Site

The Canadian government is promising almost $60 million over three years to deal with environmental threats in Wood Buffalo National Park. This adds to $27.5 million dollars that were previously announced. Indigenous groups and UNESCO have voiced concerns about hydro »

Society

Deo brand gives $1 million to North American women hockey players

In order to keep women’s hockey going during the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deodorant brand Secret has committed $1 million to the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). The funding is the largest corporate commitment ever »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

‘Support the arts and save taxes!’, says Quebec’s classical music community

This week, some 25 Quebec singers have taken the mic for a collective live recording of the famous Blues du Businessman, a hit from the 1970s musical Starmania later sung by Celine Dion. The chorus goes: “J’aurais voulu être un »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »

Politics, Society

Canadian government provides $13 million for self-isolation centre in Toronto

The Canadian government is funding the establishment of a new volunteer self-isolation centre in Toronto, according to an announcement on Friday from Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and Toronto Mayor John Tory. The federal government is providing $13.9 million »

Politics

Canadian government announces financial support for Black owned businesses

The Canadian government has committed to supporting Black entrepreneurs and business owners across the country to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses by launching Canada’s first ever Black Entrepreneurship Program. According to an announcement from Canadian Prime »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

More fraud in the midst of pandemic: Emergency funding scam

Where there is money available, it seems fraudsters are not far behind. The federal government created a funding programme to help those affected by job loss during the pandemic, but fraudsters have managed to divert some people’s cheques. Canada’s federal »

Society

Ontario government invests $150 million in homeless shelters, long-term housing

The Ontario government is investing $150 million in additional support to municipalities and Urban Indigenous communities to protect vulnerable people from issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement made by Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford earlier today.  The »

Health, International, Politics

Canada announces $93.7M funding for sexual and reproductive health

Aid groups are praising Ottawas’s pledge to allocate $93.7 million to fund projects supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights for millions of women and girls in developing countries whose access to these services has been severely curtailed as a »

Society

Canadian, Quebec governments inject $50 million to support Montreal businesses

The Canadian and Quebec governments pledged $50 million to support Montreal businesses that have been struggling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from the city’s Mayor Valerie Plante Monday morning. The Canadian government will provide up to $30 »