May 26, 2022 · Halifax, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate well paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
Federal investments support business growth
Today, Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, announced a repayable contribution of $750,000 through the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) to Tenera Care to further improve their monitoring system to prepare for sale in the United States and Europe. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This project will enable the company to add additional features to its cloud-based monitoring and contact tracing system for visitors and patients at long-term care facilities, improving localization and accuracy. The system is already in use at some facilities to ensure that services are being delivered in a timely and effective manner, and to provide detailed information for contact tracing as required by COVID-19 protocols. One of the new features being added will allow users to determine if someone wearing the device has fallen. Tenera Care will also undertake market research and develop networks to prepare for growth in American and European markets.
Launched in July 2021, the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides $700 million over three years to Canada’s regional development agencies to support a regional response and stimulate economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis by investing in projects that will help to create jobs. Through the JGF, the Government of Canada aims to support the transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, enhance competitiveness, and create jobs in every corner of the country.