Registration - In-house Organization

Communitech Corporation / Iain Klugman, President and CEO

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Communitech Corporation
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Iain Klugman, President and CEO 
Initial registration start date: 2007-02-07
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 781776-14636
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 91

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 1

Version 3 of 22 (2008-02-08 to 2009-09-18)

Version 3 of 22 (2008-02-08 to 2009-09-18) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Communitech Technology Association
Accelerator Building
295 Hagey Blvd. Suite 16
Waterloo, ON  N2L 6R5
Telephone number: 519-888-9944  Ext.: 22
Fax number: 519-888-7007  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Iain Klugman, President and CEO  
Description of the organization's activities: Communitech is a member-based organization driving the growth and success of Waterloo Region's technology sector. We advocate on behalf of our membership and promote our success stories to raise awareness of Waterloo Region as a world-class technology centre.We offer services to our members to help them connect with their peers, raise capital, and find expert advice, market research, and talent.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Our 420+ members range from start-up enterprises (1 - 10 employees), to growing firms (11 - 100 employees), to global technology leaders (100+ employees). We also have members outside the technology sector -- including the investors, service firms, educational institutions and governments that support the tech industry's growth.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-06-30
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation $73,749.93
National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program $240,000.00
Ontario Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship $1,000.00
Industry Canada $23,585.00
Ontario Research and Commercialization Program $257,700.00
City of Waterloo $45,000.00
Region of Waterloo $45,000.00
City of Kitchener $45,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Iain Klugman
Position title: President and CEO
Public offices held: Yes
Name: Avonwy Peters
Position title: Exec. Director, Communications & Government Relations
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Other types: Coalition building with other organizations, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Industry, International Trade, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter: Retrospective: - Telephone call with Ministry of Finance related to Section 3201 of the Income Tax regulations (re: prescribed exchange)- Telephone call with Industry Canada officials related to Networks of Centres of Excellence CECR program- Discussions with Industry Canada ICT sector re: Entrepreneur Week in Waterloo Region- Discussions with DFAIT re: strengthening connections between technology industry in Canada and sources of investment capital in Silicon Valley, California
Subject Matter: Prospective: - potential discussions with Ministry of Finance on Section 3201 of the Income Tax regulations (re: prescribed exchange)- potential discussions with Industry Canada re: federal Science and Technology Strategy and re: Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program (Tax Incentive Program: Supporting Canadian innovation)- potential discussions with Industry Canada re: Waterloo Region Digital Media strategy- discussions with DFAIT re: Communitech South proposal to increase foreign investment in Waterloo Region technology companies and to strengthen connections with Silicon Valley
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Community Investment Support Program through DFAIT
Policy or Program Federal Science and Technology Strategy
Policy or Program Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program (Tax Incentive Program: Supporting Canadian innovation)
Regulation Section 3201 of the Income Tax regulations (re: prescribed exchange)
Policy or Program Technology Partners program through DFAIT

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Science and Technology 2009-01-19

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