Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announces funding for Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety across Canada 

Media advisory

Victoria, B.C. – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, and her Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech,  will make an announcement about Coast Guard’s Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. This program provides communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their on-water search and rescue capacity and take concrete steps to strengthen their capacity as part of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Date:                                      Monday, June 21, 2021
Time:                                      9:00 a.m. (Pacific) 
Location:                               Virtual event on Zoom, via the provided access link

NOTE: Media wishing to attend the virtual event are required to register with Coast Guard’s Western Region Media Relations at media.pac@dfo-mpo.gc.ca before Monday, June 21 PDT. A confirmation email containing the link and instructions for participating in the virtual event will only be provided to media representatives who have registered. 

Contacts

Jane Deeks
Press Secretary 
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
343-550-9594
Jane.Deeks@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Kiri Westnedge
Communications Advisor, Western Region Canadian Coast Guard 
250-508-2038
Kiri.Westnedge@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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