2016–17 Project Summaries: Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations

2016–17 Funded Research Project Contributions
Organization / Project Title Project Details Awarded Amount
Automobile Protection Association
Survey of auto financing in the retailing of new vehicles Details $67,500
Consumers' Association of Canada (Manitoba) Inc.
Tackling energy poverty: How accessible, efficient, and cost-effective are programs designed to help lower income consumers pay their energy bills? Details $92,750
Consumers Council of Canada
Consumer redress, chargebacks and merchant responses in distant transactions Details $69,150
Dynamic pricing - can consumers achieve the benefits they expect? Details $82,700
Incenting energy efficient retrofits: risks and opportunities for consumers Details $84,525
Environmental Defence Canada
Product labelling and consumer behaviour Details $95,628
Option consommateurs
Sharing economy: the Canadian perspective Details $81,650
Banking fees and low-income individuals: an overview of the situation Details $85,300
Class action: How to increase the individual claim rate? Details $86,300
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Managing legal risk in the Canadian retail payment system: the consumer's perspective Details $49,000
The Privacy Box: Enabling Consumer Choice and Meaningful Consent in Online Privacy Details $70,500
Union des consommateurs
Credit contracts: signatory solidarity Details $92,629
Debt settlement and financial recovery companies: Too risky an option? Details $73,621
Limits on unlimited services: Are consumers adequately protected? Details $89,291
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