Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin who is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced a $14,568,000 investment through the Community Efficiency Financing initiative to help recapitalize a home energy retrofit financing program in the City of Toronto, on behalf of The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources - alongside Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, is pleased to celebrate the inauguration of Tafisa Canada’s new facility and its new lacquered panel line, called LUMMIA, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The new line project is benefiting from $4 million from the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program, which supports Canada’s forest sector in becoming more economically competitive and environmentally sustainable through targeted investments in advanced technologies.
Tthe Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, addressed members of the St. John’s Board of Trade to highlight the energy and resource opportunities Atlantic Canada can seize to create sustainable jobs and thrive in a global low-carbon future.
MP Ruby Sahota, on behalf of The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and Rory Nisan, Councillor for Halton Region and Board member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, announced a $253,000 investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) to support the transition to low-emission transit.
The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of more than $3.5 million in Baseload Power Corp. to install 31 Level 2 EV chargers and 67 fast chargers across Ontario and Quebec.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, are pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the Daki Menan Lands and Resources Forestry Initiative. This initiative benefited from $250,000 in funding through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI), which provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector. The project also includes a FedNor investment of $420,000 through its Northern Ontario Development Program.
Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $4-million investment to Propulsion Québec to help support the installation of up to 680 Level 2 EV chargers across Quebec.
Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $1.8-million investment in the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), which will increase energy efficiency in buildings across Toronto. Parliamentary Secretary Dabrusin made the funding announcement at Retrofit Canada Conference, where she spoke to delegates about the importance of the upcoming Canada Green Buildings Strategy and its role in creating a net-zero emissions building sector by 2050.
Today, Minister Wilkinson announced that NRCan’s program partners succeeded in planting 97 percent of the 30 million trees planned for the 2021 planting season: approximately 29 million trees from over 150 different species were planted at over 500 sites across Canada. These projects will restore nature, enhance biodiversity, create forest ecosystems on fire-damaged land, increase carbon capture, and create parks and greenspaces in and around our cities. Nearly one in every five projects was Indigenous-led. These trees will clean the air we breathe, the water we drink and help cool our urban centres.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, officially launched a call for proposals (CFP) for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI). The initiative’s 2022 CFP will help fund new and innovative projects that aim to increase awareness and knowledge of ZEVs and charging and refueling infrastructure thereby increasing public confidence in these vehicles and their economic and environmental benefits. Natural Resources Canada will provide funding through non-repayable contributions of between 50 and 75 percent of the total eligible project costs, with a maximum funding of up to $300,000 per project. The CFP will close on August 18, 2022.