Update for the week of September 21, 2020
Prince Edward Island:
- Funding is available for Island businesses and non-profit organizations to help support innovative and smart ways for employees to work efficiently from home.
- The Telework Adaptation Fund offers up to $2,500 to eligible businesses and organizations to help ensure their employees have what they need to work from home at least two or three days a week. The funding can be used for developing a remote work plan, buying office equipment, or subscribing to online business platforms.
- The fund is accepting applications until October 30.
- Get more information and apply online here.
- Prince Edward Island professional artists are invited to apply for funding during the fall 2020 round of arts grants to support their growth and creativity.
- Successful applicants are selected by a six-member jury of their arts community peers, which is modeled on the practice followed by the Canada Council of the Arts. There is $50,000 available in this round of funding, with another round of $50,000 in the spring.
- The deadline to apply is Friday, October 23.
- Applications can be submitted to Arts Grants Program.
- Québec municipalities will receive a total of $800 million to cover COVID-19-related costs and revenue losses. This financial assistance will allow the municipalities to play an active role in economic recovery.
- Learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.
- The provincial government announced $2 million in emergency financial assistance for community organizations and urban centers to support communities facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- This funding is intended to support efforts to coordinate the various actions implemented to reach vulnerable populations.
- Learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.
- The provincial government is investing $1.9 million to help more than 2,000 students, underemployed adults, Indigenous community members and other Northern Ontario workers learn the skills they need to find new, better jobs.
- This funding will help address pandemic-related unemployment in Northern Ontario.
- The announcement is part of a $37 million investment by the Ontario government to help 15,000 people upgrade their skills and train for new jobs.
- Read the official release to learn more about where the funding is going.
- The provincial government is investing nearly $1.3 million through Ontario Creates grants, providing 99 organizations with funding to help bring Canadian film, TV and digital content to audiences around the world.
- Learn more eligibility rules and application deadlines for Ontario Creates grants.
- The provincial government is investing over $2.5 million in five manufacturing projects in North Bay. The funding will help create 15 new full-time jobs and promote economic development in the north.
- Read the official release.
- The provincial government is providing $2 million to Oxford Pallet, a wood products company, to expand its operations and introduce innovative robotic and vision equipment to boost productivity and create local jobs.
- The investment will create 20 new jobs, double the plant’s production capacity, and increase lumber purchases from regional sawmills and lumber wholesalers in Ontario by more than 30 per cent.
- Oxford Pallet is the first company to be approved for funding under the Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program, a program designed to help Ontario forestry companies develop and implement innovative technology.
- Learn more about the Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program.
- The provincial government is launching a recruitment campaign to increase its team of frontline health and safety inspectors by 98 and help ensure workplaces across the province are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- These hirings will see the number of active inspectors in the province grow from 409 to 507, an increase of 24 per cent. Training is set to begin this fall.
- Learn how to prevent COVID-19 in workplaces.
- The provincial government is spending $500,000 to support Franco-Ontarian entrepreneurs and businesses.
- Half the money will go toward the Francophone Business Network, which will help businesses share expertise and best practices, and form new strategic partnerships
- The remainder will fund a campaign focused on promoting Franco-Ontarians products and services.
- Learn how to get funding from the Ontario government.
- The provincial government announced the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) will be expanded to include additional businesses and organizations in the event sector and accommodation sector categories of the program.
- The STSSP was announced on August 10, 2020, to support Saskatchewan’s tourism sector, which has been crippled by COVID-19.
- Eligible operators can receive a one-time payment to help mitigate the challenges of the pandemic. To qualify, tourism businesses must show a minimum 30 per cent decline in revenue in June 2020, compared to the business’s average monthly revenue in 2019.
- Learn more about the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program.
- The provincial government will contribute $2.6 million toward the construction of 33 new rental units that will provide Banff residents with more affordable housing and create more than 50 jobs.
- This project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced under Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
- Learn more about Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
- Licensed child care programs will receive $87 million in new funding as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and the federal Safe Restart agreement.
- The grants will help licensed and approved program operators purchase additional cleaning supplies, safety equipment, and any other upgrades necessary to comply with health guidelines without increasing parent fees.
- Learn more about child care subsidies.
- The province will invest $90 million for the Connecting British Columbia program to encourage a rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and drive regional economic development in rural areas, Indigenous communities and along B.C.’s highways.
- This investment is part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, and the goal is to ensure people have the connectivity they need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Learn more about Connecting British Columbia.
- As part of its ongoing effort to respond to the impact of COVID-19 across the arts sector, the Government of Yukon is increasing funding for the annual fall intake of the Advanced Artist Award program from $75,000 to $150,000.
- Funded in partnership with Lotteries Yukon, the Advanced Artist Award makes available up to $10,000 for projects and personal artistic development for established artists with a substantial body of publicly exhibited work. Applications are adjudicated through an arm’s length process by a peer jury of fellow Yukon artists.
- To date, the Government of Yukon has provided $350,000 in additional arts funding to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on this important sector.
- Apply for professional artistic development funding.