2019–21 project summaries: Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations

2019–21 Funded research project contributions
Organization / Project Title Project Details Awarded Amount
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Canada (ACORN)
The growing online high cost consumer credit arena and its impact on lower-income consumers Details $104,443
Automobile Consumer Coalition
Automobile advertising and shopping practices: A financial risk to consumers? Details $111,475
Canadian Association of the Deaf
Technology accessibility for Canadians with communications disabilities Details $157,795
Consumers' Association of Canada (Manitoba)
What's the right number? A consumer-friendly telecommunications marketplace Details $238,000
Your voice matters. Really?! Public participation and consumer engagement in regulatory proceedings Details $187,000
Consumers Council of Canada
The on-demand consumer Details $158,000
Reversing the trend—Understanding Canadian consumer preference for fuel-inefficient vehicles Details $249,973
Option consommateurs
Consumers and the prevention of data breaches in Canada Details $215,382
Influencer marketing: Advertising in the era of social media Details $241,435
Saint John Community Loan Fund
Eyeing the ID—Biometric banking for Saint John Details $71,500
Union des consommateurs
Online justice: A solution to accessing traditional justice services? Details $249,950
Open banking: A panacea for consumers Details $132,580
Online privacy: Consumers as agents Details $249,970