Success Centre: Skilled Trades Training Centre announced for Strathroy, Ont.

Strathroy, Ontario — The skilled trades will be getting a new home base in southwest Ontario after the provincial government announced on Friday that a $5.7 million training centre is on the way for the community of Strathroy. The centre will train students from various levels of education, with a primary focus on producing welders, […]

Life-Proof Paint: Queen’s University coatings research gets $24 million funding boost

Kingston, Ontario — A research project led by Queen’s University received an injection of $24 million to continue developing molecular coatings technology that aims to extend the lifespan of automotive paints. With this latest boost of funding provided by the New Frontiers in Research Funding program, the university believes that this research could put Canada […]

Funding the Future: O-AMP applications open next Monday

Toronto, Ontario — The time is now to put your shop on the leading edge of collision repair technology as applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) are due to open in less than a week. Starting next Monday, automotive companies from across Ontario are encouraged to apply for funding that would provide up […]

For the Future: Advance Auto Parts commits $250K to college auto programs

Raleigh, North Carolina — In an effort to pave the way for the next generation of collision repairers, Advance Auto Parts has agreed to a $250,000 commitment to provide equipment for Wake Tech Community College’s automotive programs. In the company’s press release, Advance said that they tapped into partnerships with Communities In Schools, Juntos (NC […]

Accelerating Automobility: FedDev Ontario invests in Canada’s first ‘automobility accelerator’ hub in Windsor-Essex

Windsor, Ontario — FedDev Ontario, which delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario, announced a $7.5 million in funding for Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) to establish Canada’s first “automobility accelerator” on Wednesday.  With this investment, IWE plans to offer a variety of first-in-Canada training and other programming opportunities to support […]

Green Grants: Victoria, B.C. EV company among 24 to receive Supply Chain grant

Victoria, British Columbia — The government of British Columbia is doing its part to support environmentally sustainable Canadian businesses with the announcement of investments in 24 projects across the province. On Sunday, the provincial government issued a press release announcing that “The Supply Chain Resiliency Grant Program has awarded one-time funding of up to $400,000 […]

The New Curriculum: B.C. government to help fund three new EV training courses

Prince George, British Columbia — In an effort to continue to turn the tide of automotive development toward the EV (electric vehicles) sector, the government of British Columbia has announced nearly half a million dollars in funding heading toward the launch of three EV-focused skills training programs in the province. The B.C. government will be […]

AMP-ing up Ontario: Ontario gov. invests $10 million into auto sector innovation program

Toronto, Ontario — The provincial government has announced that they are pumping $10 million into the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) to help give a kickstart to Canada’s recovering automotive supply chain. “The strength, innovation and quality of our automotive supply chain has been essential in attracting almost $6 billion in new vehicle assembly investments […]

Step Up for Safety: Transport Canada announces $12 million in funding for road safety projects

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, announced a call for proposals on Friday offering up to $12 million in funding for initiatives that help promote road and vehicle safety. According to the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program, the government will be distributing funds to organizations who develop projects that promote road […]