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Approved GOA Recipients - 2014-15

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 36 successful associations for 2014-15 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 Aerospace Industries Association of Canada$86,609
Air Transport Association of Canada$67,030
Canadian Business Aviation Association$22,050
Arts and Culture Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts$80,257
Canadian Independent Music Association$103,200
Canadian Media Production Association$48,670
AutomotiveAutomotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association$150,000
Canadian Association of Moldmakers$42,350
Consumer ProductsCanadian Apparel Federation$18,917
Defence and SecurityCanadian Association of Defence and Security Security Industries$150,000
Unmanned Systems Canada$20,000
EducationAssociation des universités de la francophonie canadienne$63,675
Association of Canadian Community Colleges$116,649
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada$8,100
Canadian Association of Public Schools International$91,879
Canadian Bureau for International Education$149,399
Languages Canada$136,965
Financial ServicesAlternative Investment Management Association – Canada Inc.$49,800
Industrial MachineryCanadian Manufacturers & Exporters$120,750
Groupe CTT$90,100
Information and Communication TechnologiesInformation Technology Association of Canada$72,150
Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society$119,105
Infrastructure, Building Products and Related ServicesCanada Green Building Council$12,400
Interior Designers of Canada$105,770
Mission Design$63,022
Smart Grid Canada$89,175
Life SciencesBIOTECanada$80,300
MiningCanadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export$101,034
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum$99,794
Nuclear EnergyOrganization of Canadian Nuclear Industries$88,936
Sustainable TechnologiesCanadian Bioenergy Association$93,200
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association$52,450
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association$150,000
Marine Renewables Canada$42,550
TransportationIntelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada$97,225
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada$58,650

June 2014