The village of St-Isidore will benefit from investments in community infrastructure to help bring people back to public spaces safely

News release

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

May 25, 2022 · St-Isidore, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, announced total investments of $200,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for two projects in the village of St-Isidore. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

ACOA is providing a contribution of $100,000 to the Village of St-Isidore for the revitalization of a park, including renovations to buildings, wooden structures, and sidewalks, as well as the addition of outdoor exercise equipment and play structures. This support will make the park more accessible and inclusive for the whole community.

ACOA is also providing a contribution of $100,000 to the Complexe sportif Léopold Thériault for the modernization of its energy infrastructure, including the installation of new lighting and a cooling and dehumidification system. This support will ensure energy efficiency and extend the complex’s operating season.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. 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 in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

Quotes

“Strong, vibrant communities in New Brunswick are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economic recovery. Investing in shared public spaces helps revitalize local economies, boosts tourism, creates jobs, and gives residents a place to come together safely.”
-       The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

"The revitalization and improvement of St. Isidore's community infrastructure will greatly contribute to the vitality of the community. The addition of a water play area at Parc des sources and renovations to the Léopold Thériault Sports Complex will provide residents and visitors with the gathering spaces that a strong and welcoming community deserves." 
-       Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst

Quick facts

  • CCRF funding will support two major streams of activity: 
    o    adapt community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public health guidelines,     
    o   build or improve community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage in, and explore their communities and regions. 

  • Eligible recipients will include not-for-profit organizations; rural, municipal or regional governments; Indigenous groups and communities; and public sector bodies that provide municipal-type infrastructure. 

  • Priority may be given to projects that encourage the participation of underrepresented groups and take into consideration the unique challenges of rural and remote communities. 

  • For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses, or to apply for the CCRF, reach out to your regional development agency.

  • Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery in the region. Application intake is open through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Jobs and Growth Fund, Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative and Tourism Relief Fund.

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Contacts

Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Marianne.Blondin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

Dominique Bouchard
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Dominique.Bouchard@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

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