FedNor invests $195,393 to enhance YMCA facilities in Greater Sudbury and Timmins
Federal funding to help YMCA increase efficiencies, improve accessibility and reduce its carbon footprint
August 3, 2022 – Sudbury, ON
Canadian cities and towns thrive when they have community spaces that promote social gatherings and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Today, Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced a FedNor investment of $195,393 through FedNor, and the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), to help the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario (YMCA NEO) modernize two of its existing facilities located in Greater Sudbury and Timmins. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor.
As part of the project, YMCA NEO's Sudbury facility will undergo extensive renovations to improve accessibility by adding push buttons and creating barrier-free access across the campus. Upgrades will be also be made to the front desk area to help increase safety and accessibility for staff, volunteers, members and citizens entering the facility.
FedNor funding will also allow YMCA NEO to complete a variety of green and structural upgrades designed to increase safety and efficiency, and reduce the carbon footprint of its Timmins operations. Specifically, the funding will be used to install a new roof and exterior cladding, improve insulation and upgrade florescent fixtures to high-efficiency LED lighting. Once complete, the upgrades will allow the organization to reduce energy costs and consumption, maintain services and make the facility safer for all users.
"Organizations like the YMCA make our communities stronger. Today's announcement through FedNor of $195,393 in new infrastructure funding will support the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario as they update their facilities to create safe, welcoming and accessible green spaces, benefiting not just their members and participants, but the entire community."
- The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor
"The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario provides critical services to people of all ages and I am proud this investment will help make its facilities safer, greener and accessible to everyone. Local infrastructure investments are so important to building stronger, healthier, and more inclusive communities. This initiative delivers on all fronts, making our region a better place to live work, play and visit."
- Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury
"We are so pleased that FedNor is stepping up to help us increase safety, accessibility and reduce our carbon footprint. Our facilities in Sudbury and Timmins need some updating to ensure they remain safe, inclusive and accessible to everyone – this investment will help make that happen."
- Kristian Gareau, Board Chair, YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the CCRF’s purpose is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities:
- build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets,
- bring people back to public spaces safely,
- create jobs and stimulate local economies
Alison Murphy, Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor
Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
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