Canada – Call for proposals launched to improve the participation and social inclusion of persons with disabilities across Canada  

Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must leave no one behind, including the one in five Canadians who identify as having a disability. That is why the Government of Canada is working with partners from the disability community to address barriers to accessibility and inclusion, so that every Canadian can fully participate in all aspects of society.

March 28, 2022             Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada

Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must leave no one behind, including the one in five Canadians who identify as having a disability.  That is why the Government of Canada is working with partners from the disability community to address barriers to accessibility and inclusion, so that every Canadian can fully participate in all aspects of society.

Today, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, launched a competitive call for proposals for national operating funding through the Social Development Partnership Program – Disability (SDPP-D) component.

National disability organizations can receive funding to increase the social inclusion of persons with disabilities in learning, work and community life.  Eligible organizations must build capacity in four key areas:

Governance and accountability
Effective leadership and operations
Developing and maintaining partnerships
Measurable impact

Funding provided through the SDPP-D aims to strengthen national disability organizations by supporting such things as: better strategic planning, enhanced recruitment and retention and improved analysis of policies, programs and services. 

This is the second competitive call for proposals for SDPP-D national operating funding, following the renewal of the program in 2017.  At that time, a new Performance and Accountability Framework was developed in collaboration with the disability community to help guide decisions on funding allocations under the component. The Framework addresses four main objectives identified by the disability community as important: fairness, transparency, predictability and accountability.

Not-for-profit organizations have until May 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST to apply by visiting: canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/social-development-national-operating-disabilities

“In the spirit of ‘Nothing Without Us’, we are continuing to invest in organizations across Canada who are working to make their communities more disability inclusive. By supporting those who are leading this work on the ground, we will continue to build the barrier-free country that all Canadians deserve.” 

–        Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough 

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Free App, ADHDOutLoud, Launched by Dr. Alice Vo Edwards of The CEO Within LLC

 ADHD expert and tech entrepreneur, Dr. Alice Vo Edwards, launches ADHDOutLoud, a new, free mobile app to provide free online support for ADHD.

Dr. Alice Vo Edwards, founder of The CEO Within LLC, has just launched a free mobile app, ADHDOutLoud, now available for pre-order in the Apple app store, and releasing on April 1, 2022. The goal is to bring awareness to the plight of ADHD patients while providing free peer support and increasing social support as well as access to resources for those struggling with ADHD. As a consultant and therapist who works with organizations and individuals on performance and life strategies, Dr. Alice is particularly passionate about supporting those with neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD.

“I did my dissertation on the challenges adults with ADHD face at work because of the socioeconomic disparities that adult ADHD sufferers face over their lifetime. My masters thesis was on the need for a technology tool to help connect individuals to more coaching and support online because not everyone can afford 1:1 coaching or therapy or is ready to invest the time and money it takes to work with a coach or therapist. The data I collected during the pandemic showed me that people are struggling more than ever before with ADHD symptoms, which I believe to be related to the increase in remote working. I felt that it was vital to create a free virtual resource because so many people don’t have people in their local social circle who can give them good advice or point them to resources and there is still so much stigma around ADHD that many are uncomfortable talking to people they know well. With this app, we can start to overcome physical barriers and stigma to help those with ADHD get the help they need to better understand and work with their condition so they can live their best lives.” – Dr. Alice Vo Edwards

Because Dr. Alice is also the founder of a technology consultancy company, that is a no code mobile app developer, Alerive, Inc., she was able to work with her team of interns and business partner, Tracy Nwonyimi, to develop and launch the ADHDOutLoud app and make it free for users to download and use.

ADHDOutLoud is designed to provide free online support for ADHD, enabling users to post questions anonymously and even connect with others who have ADHD or are supporters of those with ADHD. The user-friendly app is ideal for different categories of users, including employers with staff that have ADHD, caregivers, family members with loved ones with ADHD, adults with adhd, and young adults and teens with ADHD.

The app is currently available for pre-order on the App Store and will officially go live on April 1, 2022.

For further information about ADHDOutLoud and other innovative solutions from The CEO Within Me, visit http://www.theceowithin.me/.

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Canada – Applications launched for $200 million fund to support pollution-cutting projects through the Low Carbon Economy Fund

On January 27, 2022, the Government of Canada opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund Champions stream.

On January 27, 2022, the Government of Canada opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund Champions stream.

The Champions stream is open to a wide range of applicants, including:

provincial governments, bodies, and boards
territorial governments, bodies, and boards
regional, local, and municipal governments
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit governments, communities, and organizations
public sector bodies and boards
not-for-profit organizations
private sector for-profit small, medium, and large businesses

Applicants can request between $1 million and $25 million in funding for eligible project expenditures, with cost-share ranging from 25 percent to 75 percent of total project costs depending on the recipient type.

The maximum federal share for specific recipients is as follows:

25 percent for for-profit private sector businesses
40 percent for regional, local, and municipal governments
40 percent for not-for-profit organizations
50 percent for provincial governments, bodies, and boards
75 percent for territorial governments, bodies, and boards
75 percent for Indigenous communities and organizations

This intake has a two-stage application process:

Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest to see if their project is eligible by March 25, 2022
Applicants then submit a Formal Proposal to evaluate projects on their merit by May 2022

Since its launch in 2018, the Low Carbon Economy Challenge (including the Champions stream) has supported approximately ninety projects with an investment of nearly $275 million. Here are some examples of successful projects:

City of Saint John received up to $5.9 million for the District Energy System Project to install a renewable heating and cooling system in a commercial complex, as well as to perform energy retrofits in up to fifty municipal buildings across the city. Through this project, the City of Saint John is reducing greenhouse gas emissions through innovative renewable energy sources and deep energy retrofits.
City of Peterborough received up to $6.1 million for the Peterborough Organics Project to develop a centralized composting centre to divert food, leaf, and yard waste from landfills. This will prevent 32,000 tonnes of organic debris from entering the landfill each year.
Cowessess First Nation received over $630,000 for the Community Buildings Solar Project to install solar arrays on five community-owned buildings. This project is helping the community produce its own energy—displacing about 60 percent of its annual electricity consumption from the grid—while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Centre de Traitement de la Biomasse de la Montérégie received up to $3 million to install new equipment to convert organic and food waste into renewable energy and hygienic dried bio-fertilizer. Through this project, the Centre de Traitement de la Biomasse de la Montérégie is improving air and water quality in its community, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and enriching local soil. (Link in French only.)

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LBank NFT launched limited edition NFT of 6 Muse including Yuya Mikami and Yuki Hatano

LBank NFT officially launched the limited edition NFTs of famous Japanese actresses Yuya Mikami, Yuki Hatano, Ozeki, Ai Sasayama, Misao Junjima, and Shiori Kanzaki, as well as the special edition NFTs of the group photos. Users can access the LBank NFT platform at LBank.info and get their limited edition NFTs by participating in the auction.

LBank NFT is LBank’s NFT trading platform, where all users can participate in NFT trading and creation. Users can buy directly or get NFT works by participating in auctions.

Yoya Mikami, Yuki Hatano, Ozeki, Ai Sasayama, Mio Junjima and Shiori Kanzaki are all famous Japanese AV actresses. Among them, Yuya Mikami Twitter has 2 million followers; Mio Junjima 3.29 million ; Ai Sasama 1.95 million; Shiori Kanzaki 1.88 million; Yuki Hatano 790,000, the huge fan base will give more value to the limited edition NFT.

During this period, with 20 boxes on sale everyday, a total of 100 Muse NFT mystery boxes will be on auction, including 12 exclusively made for users to win extra rewards by lucky draw.

Gold-rimmed blind box: 3 , with a signed T-shirt 

Silver-rimmed blind box: 4 , with a signed photo

Pearl blind box: 5, with a real sound ringtone 

We believe this will give great value to these NFTs.

How to buy Muse NFTs on LBank? To participate here

  1. Sign up or Log in LBank

2. Choose the one you like to participate in auction

3. Enter you bid price and click

4. Please check your auctioned NFTs in My NFT(s) →Collections. The NFT works bought can be sold as you wish.

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LBank Exchange, founded in 2015, is an innovative global trading platform for various crypto assets. LBank provides its users with safe crypto trading, specialized financial derivatives, and professional asset management services. It has become one of the most popular and trusted crypto trading platforms with over 5.6 million users in more than 50 countries around the world.

 

VatPay Has Launched a Free Invoice Generation Tool for Small Business Owners and Their Teams

 VatPay, the company behind the best online Billing and Invoice Software for small and midsized enterprises, today announced a launch of its free invoicing software that makes it even simpler for their users to send, get approval for, and receive payment for online estimates and invoices. Clients will be able to use the tool without downloading and installing any software. Clients’ data never leaves their browser. As a result, their clients never have to worry about data breaches. This Invoice template helps SMEs organize invoices, estimates and streamline their billing process to ensure timely payments. These free online invoice templates by Sleek Invoice are fully customizable. Users can use these templates to make their brand stick out by adding logos and selecting company color themes.

“Small and mid-sized businesses have so much on their plate to handle on a day to day basis. Even though cash inflow is the life-line of every business, small business owners don’t have time to keep track of every invoice and run after clients for payments. Sleek invoice software takes care of our client’s online payments, invoices, estimates and notes tracking, so they can focus on what they do best,” explains VatPay CEO Kelvin Taku.

Sleek Invoice Users can now;

– Create Invoices and Estimates in any language or currency.

– Send estimates and invoices to their clients online.

– Get approval for estimates.

– Convert estimates into invoices with one click.

– Send documents and get paid online with PayPal, Venmo or CashApp.

– Keep important info handy while they invoice their customers.

– Take notes with while invoicing to get things done more faster.

The new Sleek Invoice platform is much more than just a free invoice template for SMEs. The new software comes with features like Sleek Notes to enhance productivity. Sleek Notes is a digital notebook to help Small Business Owners, Executives, Entrepreneurs and Creative folks capture and arrange their ideas.

Visit SleekInvoice.com to get started.

About VatPay

VatPay Billing and Invoicing software (VatPay.com) helps small business owners and teams manage Invoices, accept one-time and recurring online Payments, submit Estimates and Quotes, manage Expenses, Clients, Projects and track time – faster, easier and better than any platform.

Sleek Invoice (SleekInvoice.com) is a free version of VatPay that empowers SMEs and freelancers worldwide with the tools they need to automate their billing processes. Sleek Invoice is available from any browser or Web-enabled mobile device. VatPay’s ultimate goal is to establish a new global micro-economy where small and midsized businesses interact and collaborate with each other to efficiently grow their businesses.

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