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Federal government renews funding for boat safety projects

May 16, 2013   by Canadian Underwriter

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The Canadian federal government has renewed a funding program for boating safety, aimed at limiting injuries and property damage related to boating incidents.

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Under Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP), the government has set aside roughly $1.8 million over the next three years for 11 boating safety awareness projects.

The program aims to improve the availability of national boating incident data, to educate the public about boat safety, and the minimize loss of life, injuries and property damage from boating accidents, the government said.

The funding allocation includes:

  • Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), up to $909,400;
  • Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – Atlantic Zone, up to $228,062;
  • Association Maritime du Québec (AMQ), up to $286,985;
  • Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot, up to $23,925;
  • Canadian Power & Sails Squadrons (CPS), up to $75,750;
  • Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador (KNL), up to $12,465;
  • Conseil québécois du nautisme (CQN), up to $60,000;
  • Conseil de gestion du bassin-versant de la rivière Restigouche, up to $18,884;
  • South Eastern Alberta Search and Rescue Association (SEASARA), up to $13,500;
  • Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK), up to $62,499; and
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) Pacific, Inc, up to $150,000.

The renewed program provides financial contributions of up to 75% of eligible costs of boating safety projects.

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week 2013, which takes place from May 18 to 24.