The eligible recipient of the infrastructure shall exercise de facto control over and hold a majority interest in the CFI-funded infrastructure. An eligible recipient is defined as the eligible institution — alone or as a member of a group (the majority of which are eligible institutions) — that receives and administers CFI funding as part of a proposal for an infrastructure project. Ownership, responsibility and control of CFI-funded infrastructure and equipment will, therefore, remain with York University as the recipient of CFI funds.
The infrastructure will normally be located at the eligible institution(s). The infrastructure may be located outside of the eligible institution when it is demonstrated to the CFI that the alternate location is required and of benefit to the funded project. In these cases, the eligible institution must exercise de facto control over and hold a majority interest in the CFI-funded infrastructure. The infrastructure must normally be located within Canada. Any location change must be reported to the CFI.