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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 »

Economy, Politics, Society

Ottawa to fast-track $2.2B to help municipalities hit hard by pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Monday to accelerate the delivery of $2.2 billion in federal cash transfers to municipalities through the federal Gas Tax Fund to help cash-strapped communities deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to »

Health, Society

Students can apply for emergency funding starting tomorrow

Post-secondary students across Canada will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) starting on May 15, according to a news release from employment and social development Canada yesterday.  According to the press release, post-secondary students that »

Health, Society

Canada funding programs to support survivors of gendered violence

The Canadian government is committing over $1.3 million to stop violence against women and girls and support survivors of gendered violence. The funding will go towards supporting Brock University’s Shape Your Life project, and to a non profit organization called »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada to provide $50M for UN refugee agency

As the world faces the challenge of looking after more than 70 million people displaced by wars and conflicts, Canada will provide $50.4 million over the next four years for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Canadian officials announced Tuesday. »

Society

Beef producers get government help following China ban

The Canadian government will give $8.3 million to help the beef industry develop international markets. This comes after China banned Canadian meat products in what is considered to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou upon the »

Society

As avalanche risk increases, government funds prevention

The Canadian government says avalanches are the country’s deadliest natural hazard and they occur in almost every province and territory. It adds that the risks posed by avalanches are increasing as more people take part in backcountry sports and because »

Environment & Animal Life

Projects to study sensitive marine habitats get funding

The Canadian government has announced almost $1.6 million dollars to collect scientific data on ecosystems in the St. Lawrence Estuary. The estuary is the area in eastern Canada where the fresh water of the St. Lawrence River meets the salt »