FedNor Investments Help Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay
FedNor funding announced today is provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program which is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the anniversary of Confederation. The program is designed to leave a lasting legacy in communities across the country by supporting improvements to community infrastructure that provide community and cultural benefits for the public.
City of Thunder Bay
An investment of $100,000 will enable the City of Thunder Bay to improve and expand the Centennial Botanical Conservatory. Opened in 1967, the Conservatory features exotic flowers, trees, shrubs and plants from around the world, and is a popular local attraction for schools, seniors, cultural groups, and wedding parties. The 50-year old facility is in need of structural repairs and FedNor’s funding will help with renovations, as well the widening of pathways to accommodate people with disabilities or mobility challenges.
Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology will receive a contribution of $100,000 to help replace aging signage, and adopt new branding material that better reflects the institution’s growing on-campus aboriginal population. The signage will include culturally sensitive visuals, directional information, promotional material and community points of interest that will be supported by designs that better resonate with First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, staff and stakeholders.
Community Clothing Mission (Community Clothing Assistance)
An investment of $46,500 will enable the Community Clothing Mission to complete renovations to its May Street facility. The organization, which provides clothing programs and a welcoming environment to those in need, will improve its facade, introduce new signage and make the necessary improvements to enable it to be fully accessible. The funding will assist the Mission to better meet its objective of promoting dignity and hope by providing free or affordable clothing programs to an even greater number of at-risk or less fortunate members of the community.
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