Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 05, 2009 16:44 ET

Government of Canada Makes Infrastructure Investments in Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced more than $350,000 in infrastructure funding for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

The funding is being provided through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a two-year, $2-billion program designed to repair and expand research and educational facilities at Canadian colleges and universities. The program is helping to provide economic stimulus and promote employment by creating jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians.

"This Government of Canada investment will provide a significant economic stimulus to the region," said Minister of State Goodyear. "Our government is investing in innovation to create jobs, to help our economy recover quickly and to improve the quality of life of Canadians."

Together with funding from the College itself, the investment for infrastructure projects at the College totals more than $1.2 million.

Canada's Economic Action Plan sets out to stimulate the Canadian economy over the next two years and to improve our long-term competitiveness through $12 billion in new infrastructure investment, which includes the $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program. This new support is the next substantive investment in the Government of Canada's multi-year Science and Technology Strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage.

For more information about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, including program criteria and application instructions, please visit www.ic.gc.ca/knowledge-infrastructure.

For information on Canada's Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.


BACKGROUNDER

Knowledge Infrastructure Program

The Knowledge Infrastructure Program is a two-year, $2-billion economic stimulus measure to support infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

The Program provides funding to support deferred maintenance, repair and expansion projects at universities and colleges, and responds directly to the need indicated by post-secondary institutions to improve existing campus infrastructure across the country. A major portion of this infrastructure is near the end of its projected lifecycle and, in many cases, does not adequately meet the needs of today's research and teaching activities.

The Program has two components. The university component gives preference to projects that can improve the quality of research and development at the institution. The college component supports projects at other post-secondary institutions, such as colleges, publicly funded polytechnic schools and institutes of technology, which will strengthen their ability to deliver advanced knowledge and skills training.

Projects are assessed according to their ability to quickly and effectively generate economic activity and support job creation. Project readiness and economic impact are, therefore, key criteria used in project selection. Projects are also assessed on their ability to enhance research capacity, support the attraction of new students and provide a better educational experience for the highly skilled workers of tomorrow.

The Program will not only generate economic benefits and support job creation, but will also have an important positive net impact on the environment by reducing energy use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving waste management at universities and colleges across Canada.

Knowledge Infrastructure Program Investments in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, the federal government is investing $351,480 to fund two projects at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. The College is providing an additional $858,726 in funding for these projects.

For information about a specific project, please contact the College.



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Institution Project Federal Other
Description Contribution Contribution
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Canadian Memorial Diagnostic and $225,980 $722,726
Chiropractic College Procedural Simulation
Learning Labs
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Canadian Memorial Enhancing Health $125,500 $136,000
Chiropractic College and Safety, and
Building Efficiency
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TOTAL $351,480 $858,726
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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications
    613-943-7599
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502