Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Hydrogen Association / Association canadienne de l’hydrogène / Ivette Vera-Perez, President & CEO

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Hydrogen Association / Association canadienne de l’hydrogène
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Ivette Vera-Perez, President & CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-06-02
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 952718-13005

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 58

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 5

Version 1 of 14 (2006-06-02 to 2007-01-02)

Version 1 of 14 (2006-06-02 to 2007-01-02) 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: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada
4250 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1W5
Telephone number: 604-822-9849
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: John Tak, President & CEO  
Description of the organization's activities: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada is the national industry association whose mission it is to accelerate Canada's world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada works to raise awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products. We are the prime source of services and support to Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions promoting, developing, demonstrating and deploying fuel cell and hydrogen products and services in Canada.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Our members cover most types of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, components, systems supply and integration, fuelling systems, fuel storage, and engineering and financial services. We have four member levels: Sponsoring Member, Executive Member, Member, Associate Member.
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: 2005-12-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Western Economic Diversification Canada $277,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Christopher Curtis
Position title: Vice President
Public offices held: Yes

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transport Canada (TC), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Education, Energy, Environment, Government Procurement, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada, on behalf of its members, has over the last 6 months has been involved in a government partnership activity to engage the Government of Canada to support the sector. We are proposals include continued support for R&D activities, demostration activities, government procurement and tax incentives and program adjustments to support the sector.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Our sector will continue to pursue a partnership over the next six months with the federal government to further the support outlined above. We are keen to play a role in the development of the "Made In Canada" plan to address climate change issues.Specifically, hydrogen and fuel cell industry representatives will be in Ottawa in early June for a series of meetings over a two day period with government officials

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Policies or programs that we pursuing with the Government of Canada include:Programs that match hydrogen and fuel cell industry R&D.Demonstration Programs that help test and develop markets for hydrogen and fuel cell products.Tax Policy changes to support the sector (ie. Flow Through Share treatment for the sector, improvement to SR&ED classifications)Improvements in the delivery of existing government programming
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Support for a "fuel cell bus project" in British Columbia.

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