There are a number of federal and provincial funding programs that provide grants and contributions to the industry. Member companies can and have already benefited from a number of them to support R & D to stimulate innovation, sustainability and commercialization of new and improved functional coatings. These programs are offered by organizations such as the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Canada's Export Program, the Technology Demonstration Program, and various regional and federal funding programs across Canada. The CPCA reports on all relevant government funding programs and related support services that are available to member companies.
Issues Tracking, Regulatory Updates & Canada Coatings HUB Resources
This Management Information resource embraces all the generic concepts of insight needs to support corporate member benchmarking, trade planning and domestic/international sales activities on a daily basis. It can include the publication of various types of business intelligence materials covering all financial, technological and human resources aspects of corporate management, such as but not limited to:
CPCA will also provide here direct access to important management information publications made by the World Coatings Council, other coatings associations and CPCA partners.
This section will also be updated with the funding that is granted under the various programs so members can see what is in the realm of possibility. Currently, there are billions of dollars available to companies doing business in Canada, either as tax breaks, research grants, funding for innovation, green technology funds, etc. These are all captured for members in this section and the requirements for funding are provided should members seek to pursue such funding. Where appropriate, CPCA will support member initiatives seeking government funding. Often available funding goes untapped and lapses from one year to the next. The question is: Have members reviewed the types of funding available and considered whether or not it applies to their respective companies? It should be noted that CPCA members have accessed federal funding sources in the past for eligible projects.
If members cannot find what they are looking for, specific investigation for a study/report can be made by CPCA upon request for future reference.
The table below outlines all activities conducted by CPCA related to the issues within the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Anything that is marked as "Member Action Required" within the table will display in your dashboard if you are subscribing and following this issue. Look for important compliance dates and deadlines within the Compliance Calendar.