Did you know, there is a $2.11 billion gap in funding for modern, highly efficient, accessible buildings at Atlantic Universities?

The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Federal Budget recommends:

  • That the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities direct the department to review and revise eligibility criteria for green infrastructure, energy efficiency and accessibility programs, ensuring Atlantic Canada’s universities are eligible for project funding which aligns with federal government policy goals.
  • That any new or renewed federal funding programs which incentivize green or accessible infrastructure be designed in way that provides all post-secondary institutions, including Atlantic Canada’s universities, a fair chance to access funding.
  • That the Government of Canada ensure future dedicated funding for PSI infrastructure be accessible to smaller, liberals arts universities and colleges as well as Canada’s research-oriented institutions.

Read the full submission below.