May 10, 2021 · Bedford, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Assistive technologies that protect the health of Canadians are essential tools for patients and healthcare providers. Tenera Care has developed a wearable device that can improve the safety and quality of care for people in long-term care facilities.
Federal support for new assistive technology
Today, the Honourable Geoff Regan, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, announced a repayable contribution of $750,000 to Tenera Care to help grow its inventory and scale up to reach new markets. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.
This project will allow Tenera Care to have 5,000 units of its device produced, enabling the company to demonstrate and install its technology in select long-term facilities across North America. The project will also support the purchase of equipment for in-house testing, and will create five full-time, highly-skilled, permanent jobs.
Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to building a skilled workforce and advancing new technologies that will contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity. Projects like this one help bring new innovations to market, improving lives for Canadians and others around the globe.