Funding for Community Engagement and Community War Memorial

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that the next application deadline for the Community Engagement funding for over $10,000.00 is October 1, 2021 for initiatives taking place in 2022-2023. The Community War Memorial funding application deadline is ... Full Article

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced they will accept up to 30,000 additional applications under the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) giving more Canadians and permanent ... Full Article

Canada Child Benefit

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit will once again be increased to keep up with the rising cost of living. For the 2021–2022 benefit year, the maximum annual benefit will be $6,833 per child under age 6 and ... Full Article

Transport Canada Launches Public Consultation

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Transport Canada has launched a public consultation on the Let’s Talk Transportation Web page at: https://letstalktransportation.ca/rsscps to gauge views on improving the safety culture within Canada’s rail ... Full Article

Jobs and Growth Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, has announced that businesses and organizations across Canada can now submit applications through the new Jobs and Growth Fund. Applications are being ... Full Article

Tourism Relief Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that $500 million in funding over two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) has been launched for the new Tourism Relief Fund. Eligible organizations can now submit applications to support the tourism sector prepare to ... Full Article

Local Food Infrastructure Fund

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise a top-up of $10 million for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, which will re-open for applications starting Monday, July 12, 2021 until August 13, 2021. The fund supports community-based, not-for-profit organizations ... Full Article

Old Age Security (OAS) Update

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that in July 2021, OAS benefits will automatically increase 1.3%, bringing the maximum monthly OAS pension amount to $626.49, up from $618.45. The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and the Allowances will also be ... Full Article

Proposed Airline Refund Requirements

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has announced proposed Regulations Amending the Air Passenger Protection Regulations. This would provide new refund requirements to apply to all future flights to, from and ... Full Article