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Approved GOA Recipients - 2013-14

Global Opportunities for Associations currently provides over $3 million in funding a year to national associations so they can engage in international business development activities, on behalf of their members, for the benefit of an entire industry.

The 39 successful associations for 2013-14 will receive non-repayable contributions to support them in undertaking new or expanded international business development activities in strategic markets and sectors.

Through Global Opportunities for Associations, the Government of Canada is helping Canadian industry move into new areas or expand existing ones. Encouraging associations and their members to engage in the global marketplace is important because Canada’s economic prosperity depends on being active in the global economy.

Funding for Canadian business associations will also help the government reach out to the private sector and ensure Canadian companies see and seize global business opportunities.

Eligible associations can apply for funding once per year under the guidelines on the Global Opportunities for Associations website.

Approved GOA Recipients by Sector
SectorOrganizationApproved Contribution
Aerospace and Defence Aerospace Industries Association of Canada$110,800
Air Transport Association of Canada$38,125
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries$150,000
Arts and Culture Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts$21,349
Canadian Independent Music Association$138,825
Canadian Media Production Association$47,805
AutomotiveAutomotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association$89,480
Canadian Association of Moldmakers$38,275
Canadian Tooling and Machining Association$22,490
EducationAssociation des universités de la francophonie canadienne$67,849
Association of Canadian Community Colleges$135,070
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada$39,483
Canadian Accredited Independent Schools$54,864
Canadian Association of Public Schools International$41,507
Canadian Bureau for International Education$126,300
Canadian Virtual University$17,100
Languages Canada$62,929
Information and Communication TechnologiesCanadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)$109,750
Information Technology Association of Canada$57,850
Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society$110,073
Infrastructure, Building Products and Related ServicesCanada Green Building Council$6,575
Continental Automated Buildings Association$20,500
Interior Designers of Canada$104,835
Mission Design$95,674
Smart Grid Canada$40,150
Life SciencesBIOTECanada$40,450
Medical Devices Canada$77,430
ManufacturingCanadian Manufacturers and Exporters$86,941
CTT Group$25,850
MiningCanadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export$114,910
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum$111,625
Nuclear EnergyOrganization of Canadian Nuclear Industries$142,125
Sustainable TechnologiesCanadian Bioenergy Association$134,845
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association$28,350
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association$150,000
Marine Renewables Canada$88,925
TourismTourism Industry Association of Canada$120,650
TransportationCanadian Association of Railway Suppliers$72,140
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada$97,000

June 2013