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 1 of 22 (2007-02-07 to 2007-07-26)

Version 1 of 22 (2007-02-07 to 2007-07-26) 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 400+ 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: 2006-07-01
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
City of Waterloo $30,000.00
Ontario Research Commercialization Program $28,160.00
Region of Waterloo $29,650.00
City of Kitchener $24,650.00
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation $11,250.00
National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program $66,034.00

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: Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
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: Education, Employment and Training, Financial Institutions, Immigration, Industry, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter: Retrospective: - Letter to Ministry of Finance on Section 3201 of the Income Tax regulations (re: prescribed exchange)
Subject Matter: Prospective: - 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)
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Federal Science and Technology Strategy and SR&ED program
Regulation Section 3201 of the Income Tax regulations (re: prescribed exchange)

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