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September 4, 2020

The Restart Starts Here: Local Gateways to Innovation and Recovery

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2021 Empower SMEs, social, health and community organizations to restart the economy through a new investment of $165M over two years in the NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (CCIP), with an option to extend this funding through the longer-term recovery. Submitted on behalf of the College Applied Research Taskforce by Dr. Marc Nantel, Vice-President – Research, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, Niagara College Taskforce Chair
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September 3, 2020

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance

The vision of the SDGs – ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth, tackling climate change and preserving our natural environment -- resonates strongly as we witness the pandemic’s impact, anticipate long-term consequences, and consider how to become more resilient. COVID-19 has widened inequality gaps, making the 2030 targets urgent reminders of the world we want to create. This brief provides eight recommendations to move Canada towards those targets, catalyzing the green shift needed for a sustainable, prosperous recovery. Submitted to: House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance September 2020
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July 10, 2020

Partners to support the COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Submitted to: House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology June 26, 2020 The purpose of this submission is to make recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committees on Finance and on Industry, Science and Technology (FINA and INDU respectively) on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, building on the presentation before FINA on June 4, 2020 by CICan President and CEO, Denise Amyot.
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May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Short-term Response through College and Institute Applied Research

Short-term measures are urgently needed to help college and institute applied research offices and their research partners resume and accelerate R&D activities through the Covid-19 pandemic and business resumption period. Local industries, SMEs, health care providers and community service organizations are all seeking help to re-open safely, adapt their operations to the new reality and begin work on the longer-term re-tooling and business transformations that will support recovery, provide jobs and enable growth in a changed economy. May 2020 Submission to: Innovation, Science and Economic Development By: Colleges and Institutes Canada
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