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From: Transport Canada
September 25, 2020 OTTAWA, ONT Transport Canada
Boating is an activity enjoyed by many Canadians each year, and the Government of Canada takes their safety very seriously.
Given the importance of promoting boating safety best practices to as many Canadians as possible, today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced $2 million in funding for eligible applicants for boating safety projects, starting in 2021.
Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program helps Canadians stay safe on the water by funding boating projects that promote safe boating practices and by increasing awareness of boating incidents and how to prevent them.
As part of this program, Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Safety Component is now accepting applications for funding of 75% of the total cost of a project. To be eligible, projects should focus on increasing the safety of small fishing vessel operators, small commercial vessel operators and Indigenous boaters who regularly interact with larger ships in order to help prevent collisions.
Interested applicants can visit the Transport Canada website for more information.
“Canadian waterways are vital for Indigenous and coastal communities, international trade and our economy. It is our duty to protect them. Funding programs to advance safety for boaters, especially for small vessel and fishing vessel operators, is another example of how our government is committed to keeping all Canadian safe.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa