Fast track Canadian small business tech funding to save the economy.

May 6, 2020

President of the first Canadian owned computer systems manufacturer and a Founder of CATA in 1978, supports CATA’s proposal to fast track Canadian small business tech funding to save the economy. To read Bill Hutchinson’s full letter to the Prime Minister click this link.  

Government urged to fast track small tech businesses funding to save economy

May 5, 2020

SUBJECT: Government urged to fast track small tech businesses funding to save economy Earlier this month, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) wrote to you proposing ways to immediately help Canadian owned small business tech companies affected by COVID-19.  My name is Danny Ladouceur and I am writing to you today in full support of CATA’s […]

We’ll need the capability to restart economy once pandemic fades

April 27, 2020

This means ensuring that we have the companies ready to drive future growth—ensuring they survive the pandemic world to help lead growth and job creation in the post-pandemic world. The post-pandemic world will be difficult and there will be no overnight recovery—it won’t be V-shaped. But one thing we can do now is to make […]

Small tech firms urge Ottawa for aid amid pandemic

April 15, 2020

Suzanne Grant, CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), discusses why the group is urging the federal government to create a $3.6-billion emergency fund that would provide zero-interest loans to “innovative companies.”    

Auto tech sector wants financial aid from feds during COVID-19 pandemic: Rob Bostelaar, Automotive News Canada

April 14, 2020

A fast-growing part of Canada’s auto industry is at risk unless the federal government broadens financial aid in the Covid-19 pandemic, a trade group has warned. “What we see is that daily, companies are dropping. And once they drop they’re gone,” Suzanne Grant, CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) told Automotive News […]

SR&ED Payments Beginning to Flow to Canadian Tech Following Delay Caused by COVID-19

Funds from the federal government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program that have not been released due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now starting to flow. “It might just buy them enough time for the federal government to get the 75 percent wage subsidy right.” The COVID-19 crisis reportedly delayed nearly $200 […]

Business leaders urge Ottawa to make changes to 75% wage subsidy: Bloomberg News

A group of business leaders, including prominent figures from Canada’s tech sector are calling on Ottawa to revise the rules around Ottawa’s new 75 per cent wage subsidy for Canadian business to ensure more companies are able to receive funds for their employees. John Ruffolo, vice-chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators and former CEO […]

CATA asks PM to assist tech firms with rapid emergency aid: Pragya Sehgal, ITBusiness.ca

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) says the federal government confirmed late last week that it has restarted the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) funding program in order to mitigate some of the economic strain facing Canadian businesses during COVID-19. In an open letter to Justin Trudeau last week, CATA proposed a solution to […]