Bonavista, Burin and Trinity region to benefit from investments to social and recreational facilities

News release

Government of Canada helping to create conditions for local economies to thrive

October 12, 2023 · Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian communities flourish when they have safe, welcoming public spaces where people can come together to connect, engage and participate in recreational programs and activities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our local economies are closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, announced total non-repayable investments of $1,519,435.00 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for 30 projects in the Bonavista, Burin and Trinity region. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

Atlantic Canada’s economy is bustling and the region is poised for exponential growth. Today’s announcement highlights how the Government of Canada is contributing to this momentum - strengthing our communities, creating new opportunities to engage and attract visitors, and setting the stage for a strong, sustainable future.


“Our government is building on the momentum in Atlantic Canada. These investments will create more accessible, cleaner and healthy communities, which support good jobs, families and a strong economy.”
-         The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

“Investing in projects such as these reflects the Government of Canada’s commitment to build vibrant and sustainable communities. I am pleased that we are supporting the work and efforts of these community groups and associations to grow their local economies and provide safe, welcoming and engaging public spaces where people to come together.”
-        Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity 

Quick facts

  • The CCRF was launched in June 2021 and ended on March 31, 2023. The fund provided $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible.

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

    • adapting community spaces and assets to be more accessible and inclusive,
    • building or improving community spaces to encourage Canadians to engage in and explore their communities and regions.

Associated links


Kevin Lemkay

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development and of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Paul McGrath

Director of Communications

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


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