Central P.E.I. will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

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Bryan Maclean, Deputy Mayor, Rural Municipality of Brackley; Maureen Cudmore, Administrator, Rural Municipality of Brackley; Stephanie Moase, Administrator, Rural Municipality of North Shore; Barbara Mills, Treasurer, Hunter River Lions Club; Jamie Pound, Member, Hunter River Lions Club; Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque; Doug Cook, Treasurer, Winsloe Lions Club; Shari MacDonald, CAO, Community of Miltonvale Park; Dave Ramsay, Director, Winsloe Lions Club; Doris Newton, Director, Winsloe Lions Club
Bryan Maclean, Deputy Mayor, Rural Municipality of Brackley; Maureen Cudmore, Administrator, Rural Municipality of Brackley; Stephanie Moase, Administrator, Rural Municipality of North Shore; Barbara Mills, Treasurer, Hunter River Lions Club; Jamie Pound, Member, Hunter River Lions Club; Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque; Doug Cook, Treasurer, Winsloe Lions Club; Shari MacDonald, CAO, Community of Miltonvale Park; Dave Ramsay, Director, Winsloe Lions Club; Doris Newton, Director, Winsloe Lions Club

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions to stimulate the economy

September 6, 2022 · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · 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 and benefit our families and our communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, announced total investments of $471,677 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for seven projects in Central Prince Edward Island. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

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. The Government of Canada is committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will help stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

Quotes

“Strong, vibrant communities on Prince Edward Island are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economic recovery. Investing in shared public spaces like parks and community halls in Central P.E.I. helps revitalize our economy, boosts tourism, and gives residents a place to come together safely.”

-       The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“The well-being of Islanders is directly linked to their ability to gather in their communities for physical activity, cultural experiences, and social interaction. These investments bring tremendous long-term benefits to both residents and visitors and will help Island communities position themselves for future economic growth.”

-       Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque

Quick facts

  • The Canada Community Revitalization Fund supports two major streams of activity:

    o   adapting community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public health guidelines,

    o   building or improving community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage in, and explore their communities and regions. 

  • Application intake for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund is now closed. If you have a pending application, please contact your account manager for more information.

  • Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery. Application intake is open through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) for the Jobs and Growth Fund, the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative, and the 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

Mike Critchley  
Senior Communications Advisor  
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 
Michael.Critchley@acoa-apeca.gc.ca 

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