Canadian Manufacturing

Feds commit $3M to industry associations for global opportunities

Minister Fast made the announcement at automotive parts giant Linamar’s Frank Hasenfratz Centre for Excellence in Guelph, Ont.

GUELPH, Ont.:The Government of Canada’s Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program is doling out $3 million to 39 industry associations to help further the interests of their members in markets throughout the world.

“Our government is committed to helping workers and businesses within key sectors of our economy expand and succeed in new markets around the world because we know this creates jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hard-working Canadians here at home,” said Minister of International Trade Ed Fast. “Today’s announcement will help them do just that through investments in every region of our country that will put in place new tools and programs to help world-class Canadian businesses succeed in global markets.”

The GOA funding program delivers assistance across a wide range of key sectors of the Canadian economy, including education, financial services, aerospace, infrastructure, and information and communications technologies. The GOA program provides matching funding of up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to support national associations for the benefit of an entire industry.

The maximum GOA contribution is $150,000 annually.

Here’s a list of the industrial and business sectors and associations to receive GOA funding this year:

Aerospace and defence: Aerospace Industries Association of Canada ($110,800), Air Transport Association of Canada ($38,125), Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries ($150,000).

Automotive: Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association ($89,480), Canadian Association of Moldmakers ($38,275), Canadian Tooling & Machining Association ($22,490).

Sustainable technologies: Canadian Bioenergy Association ($134,845), Canadian Geothermal Energy Association ($28,350), Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association ($150,000), Marine Renewables Canada ($88,925).

Information and communications technologies: Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance ($109,750), Information Technology Association of Canada ($57,850), Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society ($110,073).

Infrastructure, building products and related services: Canada Green Building Council ($6,575), Continental Automated Buildings Association ($20,500), Interior Designers of Canada ($104,835), Mission Design ($95,674), SmartGrid Canada ($40,150).

Life sciences: BIOTECanada ($40,450), Medical Devices Canada ($77,430).

Manufacturing: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters ($86,941), CTT Group ($25,850).

Mining: Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export ($114,910), Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ($111,625).

Nuclear: Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries ($142,125).

Transportation: Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers ($72,140), Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada ($97,000).

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