The Budget provides a number of funding envelopes for science and technology research. For example, colleges and polytechnics are given $10 million over two years to support the research needs of local “organizations”. While we have no detail on this proposal, the fact that it is targeted at organizations and will be administered by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council may suggest that charities and non-profits may be able to benefit from this research. The Budget also provides research and education grants to various specific charities such as the Earth Rangers Foundation, the TRIUMF Physics research facility at the University of British Columbia and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.
Those who are interested in reading about other sections of the Budget may wish to consult Miller Thomson’s general Budget Release.
If you have any questions regarding our 2014 Federal Budget Review, please feel free to contact a member of our Charities and Not-for-Profit Group.