2013–14 Project Summaries: Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations

2013-2014 Research Projects
Project Project Detail Contribution Amount
Association des consommateurs pour la qualité dans la construction
Analysis of strategies used by consumer groups in the construction sector (2 years) Details $63,570 - 2013/14
$12,197 - 2014/15
Automobile Protection Association
Used Vehicle History Report Comparison 2013-2014 Details $56,100
Consumers Council of Canada
Will consumers benefit from enhanced product labeling on energy-efficient products? Details $81,650
FAIR Canada (Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights)
A Canadian Strategy to Combat Investment Fraud Details $53,760
Homeowner Protection Centre
Condominium Manager – Examining the impact of regulation on consumers Details $76,500
Option consommateurs
1. Virtual debit card: are consumers well protected? Details $67,692
2. The ups and downs of long-term financing Details $76,413
3. Consumer credit: What do newcomers know about it? Details $93,891
4. Food deserts: towards an overall solution Details $78,910
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
1. No Consumer Left Behind: A Canadian Affordability Framework for Communications Services in a Digital Age Details $59,000
2. How to Pay the Piper: A Primer on Additional Charges to Consumers in Canada for Paper Billing Details $53,000
3. All Along the Watch Tower: A Review of the Canadian Consumer Debt Collection Industry Details $72,000
Union des consommateurs
1. Download limits: Issues for consumers Details $49,121
2. Spotlight on provision of financial literacy content by financial institutions Details $83,035
3. Regulating distance contracts: Time to take stock Details $78,285

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