Assistive technologies, like wheelchairs, are essential tools for patients and health care providers alike. They improve independence, safety and dignity for people with mobility issues and disabilities. MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies has developed an easy-to-use patient repositioning device called Paraglide® that allows wheelchair users to move freely from a slouched to upright position with a touch of a button.
The Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces today announced a total investment of more than $4.8 million in 14 new projects to help Atlantic Canadian exporters increase production, create jobs, regain markets and return to a healthier, safer and more prosperous future.
Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs must take advantage of emerging opportunities to compete globally and create good jobs in the region. That is why the Government of Canada is helping innovative start-up company SeaChange Biochemistry Inc. commercialize its sustainably sourced chemicals from seaweed.
Like most sectors, the entertainment industry has had to find creative solutions to safely operate amid the pandemic. Glace Bay’s historic Savoy Theatre is among those making big changes to enable audiences to watch live performances, virtually.
The Atlantic food and beverage industry must take advantage of growth opportunities to compete globally and contribute to the local economy. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting Nova Scotia fruit producer, Noggins Corner Farm Ltd as it upgrades its processes and expands its product offering to meet consumer demand.
The tourism industry is crucial to the vitality of communities across the Atlantic region. This is why the federal government is working closely with its many community partners to help them diversify their local economies and create jobs. Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Government of Canada is investing to build healthy, resilient communities so their residents can enjoy a high quality of life for generations to come.
Business innovation and diversification help Atlantic Canadian companies to become more competitive and resilient. That is why the federal government is helping Pennecon Hydraulic Systems Limited expand its business to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the aquaculture industry.