| Women and Gender Equality Canada
| media advisories
The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will make an important funding announcement in support of projects across Canada that will support Indigenous women to improve economic participation, increase leadership in various sectors, and prevent and eliminate gender-based violence across Canada.
A justice system that improves public safety and community well-being while addressing the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples is something that all Canadians can be proud to support. Revitalizing Indigenous legal traditions and eliminating systemic racism and discrimination from our justice system will benefit everyone in Canada.
Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, met virtually with the Western chapters of the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Free Play for Kids and Sport for Life Society
As of January 19, 2022, over 85 per cent of individuals aged 12+ and over in First Nation, Inuit and territorial communities have received a second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. With the recent approval of pediatric vaccines, over 40 per cent of individuals aged 5-11 have received at lease one dose.
| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge was launched in November 2020 to accelerate and advance diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada. The Novel Technologies Streams focus on technological solutions to food waste to extend the life of perishable food, transform food waste and accelerate their advancement in the Canadian market.
| Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
| news releases
Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the 18 semi-finalists selected under the Novel Technologies Streams to find new solutions to food waste. Minister Bibeau met virtually with the semi-finalists and listened to their innovative food waste reduction solutions.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the release of Resourceful, Resilient, Ready: Canada's Strategy for Satellite Earth Observation, which describes how Canada will take full advantage of the unique vantage point of space to address climate change and other key challenges of our time.
Atlantic Canadian ingenuity creates jobs and brings talent and investment to the region. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)’s strong connection with innovation-driven businesses and the ecosystem that supports them continues to ensure they are equipped to grow as the economy moves forward. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in innovation hub Volta and eight Atlantic Canadian companies to support their plans for growth, job creation and export expansion.