Gaspé residents will benefit from improved waterfront facilities at the Jacques-Cartier Nautical Club thanks to support from the Government of Canada


CED grants $200,000 to expand and modernize the Cormoran sailing school building Gaspe.

GASPE, QC, June 30, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)

Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They attract residents and visitors, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions against COVID-19.

Today, the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MNA for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED, announced a non-refundable contribution of $200,000 for the Jacques-Cartier Yacht Club in Gaspé as part of the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund (CRFC). The organization will thus be able to upgrade the facilities of its Le Cormoran sailing school.

For more than 50 years, the Jacques-Cartier Nautical Club, located in the heart of Gaspé, has operated a nautical park with a marina and the Le Cormoran sailing school. Its facilities include a quay, pontoons and buildings including a harbor master’s office. This support from CED will allow the community to enjoy even more nautical activities. The building housing the sailing school will be expanded and other improvements will be made, including the addition of a locker room and a multipurpose room needed to conduct the organization’s activities.

The government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we contribute 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.


“We have helped SMEs get back to business, now is the time for us to focus on connecting and supporting our communities so they can provide spaces where people can meet and thrive. I am therefore delighted that we are investing in a project like this in Gaspé. Citizens can and should be proud of this project to expand and upgrade these facilities, which will undoubtedly revitalize downtown.

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“Our support for this project by the Jacques-Cartier Yacht Club in Gaspé demonstrates our government’s commitment to supporting the economic development of communities of all sizes from coast to coast. Quebec. The improvements and waterfront facilities planned for the sailing school will certainly energize the Gaspé community. I am particularly pleased that the project was designed with sustainability in mind, using green, energy-efficient and water-efficient materials. Bravo for this exciting project that supports the development of Gaspé!”

The Honorable Pascale St‑Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED

Fast facts

  • The CCRF was launched in June 2021. A total of $500 million was granted over two years to from Canada regional development agencies (GDR), including $107 million for CED to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces Quebec. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will stimulate local economies, create jobs and improve the quality of life for Canadians. This funding helps communities:

  • The CCRF is being deployed under the aegis of CED Quebec Economic Development Program (PDEQ).

  • CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 business offices, CED is there to support Quebec companies, support organizations and territories in the economy of tomorrow.

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