Archived—Research Project Summaries 2007-2008

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Project Summaries 2007-2008
Organization
Project Project Detail Contribution Amount
Action pour la solidarité, l'équité, l'environnement et de développement (ASEED) — Équiterre
1. Environmentally Friendly Ornamental Horticulture — Study on Factors Leading Consumers to Choose more Environmentally Friendly Ornamental Horticulture Products and Services Detail $87,285
Total:   $87,285
Automobile Protection Association (APA)
1. APA Investigation of Used Car Advertising Detail $89,800
Total:   $89,800
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
1. Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption: How do we Encourage Consumers to Purchase Sustainably? Detail 2007-08
$91,864

2008-09
$77,584
Total:   2007-08
$91,864

2008-09
$77,584
Centre d'intervention budgétaire et sociale de la Mauricie (ACEF)
1. Personal Loan Agreements and Insurance Detail $47,315
Total:   $47,315
Consumers' Association of Canada (Manitoba) Inc.
1. Readability of Financial Services Information for Consumers Detail $35,350
Total:   $35,350
Consumers Council of Canada (CCC)
1. Nanotechnology and Its Impact on Consumers Detail $59,500
2. Research on Consumer Protection, Civil Enforcement and Consumer Advocacy Detail 2007-08
$70,500

2008-09
$58,500
Total:   2007-08
$130,000

2008-09
$58,500
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
1. Greening Canada's Building Codes Detail $64,100
Total:   $64,100
Option consommateurs
1. Accuracy of Information and Different Types of Errors in Credit Reports Detail $34,000
2. Statements of Account: Easy to Understand? Not Always! Detail $39,600
3. Leasing to Own: an Overview of the Industry and its Clientele Detail $52,300
4. Protecting Consumers Who Use Pre-paid Payment Cards Detail $35,800
5. Children's Advertising: Identifying the Best Possible Protection Detail $36,300
6. Debt Collection: an Outdated Approach Detail $34,300
Total:   $232,300
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
1. All in the Data Family? Databases, Children and Profiling Detail $57,000
2. Are you sure you want to continue? Consumer Authentication at the Crossroads Detail $38,000
3. Lenders and consumers in Sub-Prime Lending: An Overview Detail $65,390
4. Representing the Consumer in Broadcasting Detail $42,900
Total:   $203,290
Service d'aide au consommateur
1. Neuromarketing: A New Consumer Issue? Detail $51,114
Total:   $51,114
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI)
1. Financial Capability for Canadian Newcomers Detail $79,700
2. Financial Capability and Disability: A Review of Accessibility In the Supply of Financial Education, Information and Advice Detail $60,600
Total:   $140,300
Union des consommateurs (UC)
1. Obstacles to switching telecommunications service providers Detail $53,175
2. Obstacles to consumer awareness and understanding of consumer contracts Detail $36,470
3. Photovoltaics for small consumers Detail $35,665
Total:   $125,310
Total:   $1,298,028