CED awards almost $4.5 million to 16 organizations for projects to build or upgrade community spaces.
Thetford Mines – Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant fluctuation in use due to the pandemic.
Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced non-repayable contributions totalling $4,481,159 for 12 municipalities and 4 organizations in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
All of these projects involving the construction or upgrading of community spaces in the region received CED funding through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). Further information on the 16 projects can be found in the related backgrounder.
The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
“Our support for these promising projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches region reflects our government’s commitment to support economic development in communities of all sizes throughout Quebec. I am delighted that the region’s citizens and many visitors will be able to make use of these quality meeting spaces to have better get-togethers after the pandemic. Congratulations for these exciting projects that support the growth of the entire region.” – Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED