2018–19 Project Summaries: Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations

2018-19 Funded Research Project Contributions
Organization / Project Title Project Details Awarded Amount
Association des consommateurs pour la qualité dans la construction
Transparency of housing information and consumer protection: Does the available information when buying a residential building allow for an informed decision? Details $89,516
Consumers Council of Canada
Consumer attitudes and their role in reducing the impact of counterfeit and pirated goods and services Details $91,200
Home energy labels in Canada: How well do they serve consumers? Details $97,730
Super complainers: Greater public inclusiveness in government consumer complaint handling Details $83,150
Unit pricing: Time for a national approach? Details $85,625
Food Secure Canada
Sustainable consumption for all: Improving the accessibility of sustainably-produced foods in Canada Details $90,900
Option consommateurs
Cash: towards an announced death? Details $84,500
Dispute settlement mechanisms of sharing economy platforms: Effective tools for access to justice? Details $80,000
Regulatory cooperation in Canada's trade treaties: Statutes and advances in consumer protection Details $80,000
Saving and investing using fintechs: How to harmonize innovation and consumer protection Details $100,000
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Unravelling webs of uncertainty: What an internet code could mean for Canadian consumers Details $81,000
Union des consommateurs
Ancillary insurance: Do consumers have all the useful information? Details $89,920
Charter for rights for Internet users: For a Canadian perspective Details $81,199
Communications services: Are the recourses before disconnection? Details $94,090
Imposing surcharges based on payment methods: Canada's current situation and a comparative analysis abroad Details $77,854
Junkfood advertising in Canada: What would be the best framework? Details $59,284
What do Canadian consumers need to play their role in the fight against climate change? Details $84,455