Transition Accelerator Policies
Copyright and Disclaimer
Although we endeavour to provide accurate content, we are not responsible for any errors that might exist in the data or analyses presented here.
Sharing our content
The content on this website has been posted with the intent of advancing systems change in Canada and providing easily accessible data and insights for personal and public, non-commercial use. Hopefully, this website will encourage and communicate research / critical analysis and ultimately inform policy and investment decisions regarding the transformation towards sustainability.
All diagrams and graphics on transitionaccelerator.ca displaying the Accelerator logo are hosted under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – Share A like 4.0 International License.
Non-commercial use of any images generated by this website must:
- ensure that the Accelerator logo is visible on all content shared or redistributed. If the logo is not already on the image, or not on the portion of the image you wish to share, please download it by clicking here and add it manually.
- include a url link to www.transitionaccelerator.ca.
Commercial (including media) use of any images generated by this website must first receive permission, in writing from the website owner. Applications, describing the desired use can be sent to email@example.com.
All photographs on transitionaccelerator.ca are in the public domain, unless otherwise specified.
LAST AMENDED – January 12, 2022
You can visit The Accelerator web pages without providing any of your personal information. If you choose to provide us with your personal information through any of our web forms, we will collect, use, and disclose that information within The Accelerator, for the purposes associated with the applicable form. We follow this policy regarding your personal information collected through our website and through email and other electronic messages between you and us. The Accelerator will not disclose your personal information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on The Accelerator’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required. It is against The Accelerator’s policy to sell personal information collected online without consent.
What are cookies and how does The Accelerator use them?
Cookies are small text files containing a unique identifier that are placed on your device’s hard drive or other storage medium to store information about your web browsing and usage.
Like most websites, The Accelerator relies on cookies and other commonly used technologies such as pixels to provide website functionality, provide necessary secure areas and the best experience for our users. Cookies and pixels let The Accelerator know which pages are being visited, by how many people, how long they stay on a page and other statistics that are useful in relation to the use of our site (collectively, “Usage Information”).
You may choose whether to provide your personal information to The Accelerator. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still visit our website, but you will be unable to submit forms or receive our e-marketing material without providing express consent. We will generally obtain your express consent to collect any personal information that we require. Express consent may be given verbally or in writing, including by electronic means.
Depending on the circumstances, your consent may be express or implied. Implied consent can be inferred from the circumstances.
Consent may also be withdrawn by contacting us at the address noted below. Please note, however, that withdrawal of consent previously obtained may inhibit The Accelerator’s ability to provide continued services. If you choose to have a relationship with TA, contractual or other, we will continue to contact you in regard to that specific business relationship or transaction.
For clarity, your ability to change or withdraw consent is not absolute. The Accelerator reserves the right to continue handling your personal information in those circumstances required or permitted by law despite a change or withdrawal of consent.
Requests for updating personal information can be sent to the address below.
Security & Retention
Wherever your personal information may be held within The Accelerator or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.
For legal and business purposes we may retain your personal information for as long as it is reasonably needed. Upon expiry of the appropriate retention period, bearing in mind our reasonable legal and business requirements, your personal information will either be destroyed in a secure manner or made anonymous.
Agreement & Changes to Policy
Commitment & Contact Information
Administration and Overhead Fees Charged to Grants
The Transition Accelerator’ s official policy is that the maximum rate for administration and overhead costs that may be applied against any funding we provide is 10%, regardless of who the recipient organization is. While our organization recognizes and values the critical role that university administration and related infrastructure play in supporting and enabling research and knowledge mobilization, we feel that the public funding should support these costs, and our cap of 10% is meant to offset any direct expenses associated with administering a particular grant. For smaller grants (e.g. $20,000 and below), our policy is that all administration or overhead fees must be waived.