CED grants more than $250,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion to renovate its community hall.
CAP‑AUX‑MEULES, QC, November 11, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Public spaces are at the heart of from Canada communities. They attract residents and visitors, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen significant fluctuation in use as Canadians have taken precautions to protect themselves from 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 repayable contribution of $254,500 for PEI Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion to improve its community hall.
This support, granted under the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund (CRCF), will make it possible to renovate the building, in particular by changing the exterior cladding, replacing the floors and windows, renovating the stairs and improving the facilities for disabled. The entire community will thus benefit from enhanced, better adapted and accessible spaces.
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 local communities and their shared spaces.
“Community centers in our municipalities are important gathering places. Supporting the renovation of the Royal Canadian Legion Community Hall in Cap-aux-Meules will help foster community development and improve the quality of life for seniors and people with reduced mobility, making the space more accessible.”
The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles–of–the–Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
“These new improvements are excellent news for the community of Cap-aux-Meules. They will make it possible to improve the community hall and make it more accessible, for the benefit of all citizens. This support demonstrates our government’s commitment to energizing communities of all sizes, in all regions, to improve their well-being.
The Honorable Pascale St.–Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED
“The Royal Canadian Legion of the Magdalen Islands will undertake major renovations to its building, which dates back to 1969. The assistance from Canada Economic Development for the Quebec Region will enable the building and the organization to be saved. This project allows its volunteers to focus on the Legion’s mandate to support and help veterans, their families and isolated seniors in the archipelago. »
Roger LangfordPresident, Royal Canadian Legion
- The CCRF was launched in June 2021. A total of $500 million was granted over two years to from Canada regional development agencies (RDAs), 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:
- adapt community spaces and assets so that they can be used safely in accordance with local public health guidelines, and
- build or improve community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage and explore their communities and regions.
- The CRFC is deployed as part of CED’s 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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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]; Ariane Joazard-Bélizaire, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Sports and Minister Responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]