HealthCareCAN is pleased to report we have successfully persuaded the federal government to increase the maximum eligibility period for the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) wage subsidy from 12 to 24 weeks. This will provide up to $84 million in extended support for research personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at health research institutions and universities. This increase will be delivered in Stage 4 of the program.
This achievement has come after months of relentless advocacy work and virtual consultations between HealthCareCAN representatives and federal leaders. The federal announcement can be found here.
For more information regarding HealthCareCAN’s advocacy efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Mobilizing to respond to COVID-19 webpage.
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