Canada launches 2023-25 call for proposals for research to protect and empower Canadian consumers

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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 efforts to support consumers. Eligible organizations can now submit applications to the 2023-2025 call for proposals for the Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations.

The program helps these organizations produce sound, independent research that can strengthen the consumer’s role in the marketplace as part of their mandates to represent the interests of Canadian consumers.

This call has identified four priority areas of research: digital consumer protection; systemic barriers, affordability and other risks to vulnerable consumers; sustainable consumption and the circular economy; and, consumers and the financial sector.

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