Defunding

LifeLine

LifeLine

Despite positive evaluations for this award winning program, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced in April 2012 that the LifeLine program would be terminated.

Federal reviews reportedly did not find the program to be cost-effective, and the CSC has cut the program as part of the 2012 Budget cuts.

Experimental Lakes Area

Experimental Lakes Area

On May 17, 2012, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans informed employees that the Experimental Lakes Area, (ELA), a set of lakes comprising one the world’s most important fresh water research facilities, would be closed in March 2013.

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters In Spirit

In 2010, the Sisters in Spirit database project was cut by the federal government, and new initiatives were announced, including another database on missing persons run by the RCMP.

Environment Canada

Environment Canada

Beginning in 2006, the Harper government eliminated funding to a number of climate change and environmental programs. Cuts to Environment Canada’s budgets and staff have continued through 2013, with a large number of jobs being eliminated in the 2011 budget. These cuts have significantly impacted Environment Canada’s research and knowledge production capacity.

Sierra Club of British Columbia

Sierra Club of British Columbia

In September of 2008, Environment Minister John Baird rescinded a $100,000 funding grant to the Sierra Club BC, fuelling speculation that the cuts were motivated by political, rather than budgetary reasons.

Law Commission of Canada

Law Commission of Canada

The Law Commission of Canada had its budget cut in September 2006. It was forced to close down shortly after the announcement. Treasury Board President, John Baird, said the government was not interested in funding an organization that had opposed the government’s legislation.

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) was Canada’s premier funding agency for university-led climate science. Over twelve years, CFCAS provided grants of nearly $120 million to 37 Canadian universities. Research findings have been significant both nationally and internationally.

New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity

New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity

In April 2010, the Coalition was informed by Status of Women Canada (SWC) that funding for activities would not be renewed.

Canada Without Poverty

Canada Without Poverty

In 2007, Canada Without Poverty had its funding cut by the federal government, and subsequently threatened with the revocation of its charitable status.

In order to continue advocating for better public policies and to express its opinions in the interest of Canada’s poor, CWP created a parent organization in 2010 called the CWP Advocacy Network.

MATCH International

MATCH International

In April 2010, MATCH International's funding from CIDA was cut, with losses representing 75 per cent of the organization’s total budget. 

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