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Backgrounder – The Canada Digital Adoption Program

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The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) has been established to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) realize their full potential by adopting digital technologies. Announced in Budget 2021, the $4 billion program is an investment of $1.4 billion in grants and advisory services to SMEs from the Government of Canada and up to $2.6 billion in loans from the Business Development Bank of Canada to help businesses cover the costs of implementing new digital technologies.


Government of Canada invests over $41 million to bring high-speed Internet to 5,806 households in Alberta -  Backgrounder

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On February 9, 2022, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced the following Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream projects:


3500 MHz auction – Process and results

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Bidding in the 3500 MHz band auction began on June 15, 2021, and ended on July 23, 2021.


Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

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On May 31, the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund started accepting applications from Black business owners and entrepreneurs. It seeks to address the specific systemic barriers Black business owners have too often faced when seeking financing. It also demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to addressing these barriers with long-term solutions by co-developing programs to better support Black entrepreneurs on their road to success.


Government of Canada invests in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization

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The Government of Canada has long supported the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s (VIDO) cutting-edge work in the discovery and development of vaccines for some of the world’s most infectious diseases.


Universal Broadband Fund and Telesat low Earth orbit capacity agreement

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The government published Canada’s Connectivity Strategy in June 2019. The strategy committed to providing every Canadian—by 2030—with access to affordable, high-speed Internet no matter where they live and to improving mobile cellular access from coast to coast to coast.


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