Archived—Research Project Summaries 2006-2007

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Project Summaries 2006-2007
Organization
Project Project Detail Contribution Amount
Action pour la solidarité, l'équité, l'environnement et de développement (ASEED) — Équiterre
1. Let's Become Responsible Consumers! A Study of the Factors That Prompt Consumers to Make Responsible Choices in the Food Sector Detail $84,290
Total:   $84,290
ARCH Disability Law Centre
1. The Regulatory Context for Assistive Technologies and Accessible Products in Canada Detail $57,000
Total:   $57,000
Automobile Consumer Coalition (ACC)
1. Private Vehicle Access for Canadian with Disabilities — Policies and Practices to Increase Transportation Options for Disabled Canadians Detail $64,800
Total:   $64,800
Automobile Protection Association (APA)
1. Used Vehicle Retailing Investigation Detail $91,950
Total:   $91,950
Consumer Interest Alliance Inc. (CIAI)
1. Readability of Food Product Labels Detail $93,900
Total:   $93,900
Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC) – Manitoba
1. Low Income Consumer Access to Cheque Cashing Services Detail $37,710
Total:   $37,710
Consumers' Council of Canada (CCC)
1. Energy Efficiency and Building Codes Detail $33,500
2. Gaps in New Home Warranty Coverage Across Canada Detail $49,000
Total:   $82,500
Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT) Canada
1. Evaluation of the use and impact of nutrition and health claims for infant formulas and complementary foods on infant and young child feeding practices Detail $89,500
Total:   $89,500
Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS)
1. Hope and Hype of Cancer Reporting: How do Media Reports of New Cancer Treatments Affect Consumers' Perception of Effectiveness, Harm and Access? Detail $73,240
Total:   $73,240
Option consommateurs
1. Access to Financial Services for People Living in the Far North and the Northwest Territories Detail $38,800
2. Class Arbitration: A Solution For Consumers? Detail $32,000
3. Legal Insurance: A Solution For Improving Accessibility to Justice? Detail $32,000
4. Making It Easier For People With Low Literacy Skills to Understand the Nutrition Facts Table and the New Canada Food Guide Detail $32,000
5. Are Young Canadian Consumers Easy Targets For Cellular Telephone Companies? Detail $35,600
6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Class Action Settlement Vouchers Detail $32,000
Total:   $202,400
Pollution Probe
1. Opportunities for Canadian consumer standards to consider environmental characteristics of products Detail $42,050
Total:   $42,050
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
1. The ATCO case — Did the Supreme Court of Canada Alter the Regulatory Compact? Detail $23,200
2. Income Trust — A Challenge for Regulators Detail $27,200
3. Making Mobile E-Commerce Safe for Consumers Detail $44,900
4. The use of Administrative Monetary Penalties in Consumer Protection Detail $28,500
Total:   $123,800
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI)
1. Delivery Models for Financial Capability Interventions. A case study approach Detail 2006-07
$23,200

2007-08
$29,600
2. In what ways do vulnerable populations wish to obtain financial capability products and services? Detail $96,600
Total:   2006-07
$119,800

2007-08
$29,600
The St. Christopher House
1. Are RRSPs Appropriate for Low-Income Families? Detail $32,700
2. The High Cost of Access to Financial Services for Newcomers to Canada and People with Limited Education Detail $39,900
Total:   $72,600
Union des consommateurs (UC)
1. Obstacles to Changing Financial Institutions Detail $38,822
2. Fuel Efficiency Labelling for Vehicles and Incentive Programs Detail $25,050
3. Extended Warranties: Are Consumers Getting Their Money's Worth? Detail $28,704
4. Improved Controls for Reverse Mortgages Detail $45,058
5. New Consumer Trends and Food Information: How to Meet the Needs of Consumers Detail $54,725
Total:   $192,359
Total:   $1,427,899