June 10, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario
In today’s fast changing digital economy, Canadians need a fair and safe marketplace they can trust.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $3 million in funding over the next two years through the Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations to support 21 consumer-interest projects that will contribute to the protection and empowerment of Canadian consumers.
The funded projects cover many topics, including privacy protection in the online marketplace, the accessibility of telecommunications services for vulnerable Canadians, and consumer issues that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. These projects will support efforts to ensure Canadians are informed and protected when making decisions to purchase products and services. These efforts align with the government’s goal to ensure a strong economic recovery where no one is left behind, and where Canadians feel protected and empowered.