Additional Measures

Mars 2013

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The Budget sets out areas of support that
the Federal Government intends to extend to specific sectors. Charities and non-profit organizations
engaged in these sectors or activities should take note of these measures, as
government funding opportunities may be available.

  • Additional Support for the Arts. The Budget notes that the Endowment Incentive
    component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides matching grants for
    private sector donations to arts organizations.
    The Budget specifically mentions the National Ballet of Canada, the
    Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Banff Centre and the Stratford
    Festival. The Budget states that
    starting in 2013, the amount of funding an arts organization can benefit from,
    over the life of the program, will increase from a maximum of $10 million to
    $15 million.
  • Support for Affordable Housing. The Budget notes that the Federal Government
    proposes to provide $253 million per year over five years to renew the
    Investment in Affordable Housing to 2018–19. Under the Investment in Affordable
    Housing bilateral agreements, provinces and territories match federal
    investments and design and deliver programs that improve access to housing. Charities, non-profits and social housing
    corporations should be aware of this initiative and the potential for increased
    government support.
  • Support for Commercialization of Research through Universities and
    Non-Profits
    . The Budget notes that the Federal Government proposes to provide $20
    million over three years for a new pilot program to be delivered through The
    National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. The pilot
    program is intended to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to commercialize
    their products or services more quickly and effectively by providing them with
    credit notes to help pay for research, technology and business development
    services at universities, colleges and other non-profit research institutions
    of their choice. Universities and other
    non-profit research facilities should be aware of this opportunity for indirect
    support. The Budget indicates that
    additional information on this program will be forthcoming.

Those who are interested in reading about other sections of the Budget may wish to consult Miller Thomson’s general Budget Release, available here.

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