Fourth CSSP Call for Proposals - May 2016

Projects Funded Through the Fourth CSSP Call for Proposals

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Selected Projects

Below is the list of projects selected. Details on the projects will be made available following successful completion of negotiations between project proponents and the Government of Canada.

  1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will lead a project to link data from various governmental and non-governmental laboratories on plant and pest species with risk assessment information generated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Partners: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Grain Commission, Canada Border Services Agency.
  2. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), through Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, will lead a project to determine the feasibility of adapting newly-developed mass spectrometer technology to develop a mobile, faster, and less expensive device for detecting illicit materials for nuclear forensics and emergency response. Partner: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
  3. AECL, through Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, will lead a project to investigate different methods and technologies to detect anomalies in industrial control systems, in order to identify intrusions and cyberattacks. Partners: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Bruce Power.
  4. BC Housing will lead the development of a damage and safety assessment process that will allow communities to rapidly assess the safety of buildings damaged during major emergencies. Partners: Justice Institute of British Columbia, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
  5. Ocean Networks Canada will lead a project to create an early earthquake warning alert system. Partners: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of BC, Natural Resources Canada, University of British Columbia, Public Safety, United States Geological Survey, University of Washington.
  6. CFIA will lead a project to enhance the speed and efficiency of data and information sharing among experts involved in responding to plant health emergencies, in order to better prevent and mitigate outbreaks. Partners: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian Forest Service, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Biodiversity Institute - University of Guelph, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (US), Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
  7. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will lead a project to further develop Canada’s ability to assess the provenance of nuclear materials to support the mitigation and prevention of their use in criminal activities. Partners: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, University of Ottawa- Advanced Research Complex, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, National Research Council.
  8. Communications Research Centre Canada will lead a project to provide local agencies with immediate access to advanced broadband wireless technologies that are compatible with industry standards and interoperable with nationwide roaming. Partners: Motorola Solutions Canada Inc, Ericsson Canada Inc.
  9. The Communications Security Establishment will combine its expertise in information technology with the expertise of Hydro-Québec in operational technology to develop cyber defence methods for power grids. Partners: Hydro-Québec, University of Toronto.
  10. County of Frontenac - Paramedic Service will lead a project to develop a Canadian standard pertaining to ambulance design, equipment, and supplies. Partners: CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association), Dessercom Inc., Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC), Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD- University of Waterloo).
  11. County of Lambton - Emergency Medical Services will lead a project aiming to identify vulnerable populations during emergencies and crises, and create a map-based database, including individuals’ location and needs. Partners: Interdev Technologies, Grey County Paramedic Services, Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services, South West Community Care Access Centre
  12. DRDC will lead a project to further develop the Rapid City Planner, a tool used to predict the impact of explosions in urban settings using blast modelling. Partners: Public Safety Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Martec Limited, University of Waterloo.
  13. Employment and Social Development will lead a project to enhance existing tools and processes used by fire departments to recruit and retain fire fighter and first responder volunteers from currently underutlized groups. Partner: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.
  14. Government of Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will lead a project to test, develop, and analyze modern public safety broadband network (high-speed internet) technology that will enhance the way first responders communicate during emergencies. Partners: Simon Fraser University, Emergency Management British Columbia, E-Comm.
  15. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will lead a project applying new knowledge and technologies to develop a prototype for privacy-respecting collaborative risk assessment and early screening in air travel. Partners: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), WorldReach Software Corporation, University of Ottawa, Entrust Datacard, Face4 Systems Inc.
  16. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will lead a project to develop a strategy to enhance resilience in Indigenous communities in the creation of a strategy for societal resilience by involving emergency management stakeholders. Partners: The Conference Board of Canada; Department of Municipal and Community Affairs- Government of the Northwest Territories; Keewaytinook Okimakanak
  17. Municipality of Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services will conduct a collaborative study with rural partners to develop a toolbox to optimize their communications interoperability and assist the region in becoming more resilient. Partners: Town of Saugeen Shores Fire Department, Bruce Power, Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
  18. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will lead a project to create a web application in the form of a visual map illustrating seismic and flood risk analyses to advance knowledge and understanding of vulnerability to natural hazards. Partners: Ministère de la Sécurité publique Québec, Ville de Gatineau, École de technologie supérieure
  19. NRCan will lead a project to develop a series of Canada-wide maps illustrating fire risk and characteristics, as well as fuel resources to help fire management agencies identify and prioritize at-risk areas. Partners: University of Alberta, University of Toronto, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry- Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services.
  20. Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office will lead a project to develop a prototype game-based tactical decision tool to train emergency managers on how to better handle coastal city evacuation processes. Partners: MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory, Halifax Regional Municipality, REDspace
  21. NRCan will lead a project to develop a tool that provides alerts and warnings for ice jams at the regional level. Partners: INRS - Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ministère de la sécurité publique du Québec / Public Security Quebec, Public Safety Canada Quebec and Nunavut Region / Government of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Canadian Meteorological Centre.
  22. Canadian Coast Guard will lead a project to enhance Canada’s ability to monitor small and large vessel activity on the Great Lakes. Partners: Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc., United States Coast Guard, Key Lakes Inc./Great Lakes Fleet, Canada Steamship Lines, American Steamship Company, Fednav
  23. Prime Corp from the Province of B.C. will lead a project to integrate a new system of credential management into existing applications in B.C.’s police force to cut down on time spent logging in multiple user accounts. Partners: Versaterm Corporation, Abbotsford Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated
  24. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will lead a project to improve ship detection, particularly that of smaller, radio-silent ships. Partners: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, UrtheCast Corporation
  25. The RCMP will lead a project to advance researchers’ understanding of the relationships between youth recruitment strategies on-line and off-line, and how these contribute to the formation of communities.  Partners: The Students Commission of Canada - Queen’s University, Brock University, Humber College, Bishop’s University.
  26. Windsor Police Services will lead a study examining advanced analytics and data visualization software that caters to law enforcement. Partners: International Data Corporation (Canada) Limited, Birch Forest Projects Inc., Vancouver Police Department
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