Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved community, cultural and recreational facilities in First Nation communities in Ontario

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Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in improved community, cultural and recreational facilities in First Nation communities in Ontario

Canada and Ontario invest in improved community, cultural and recreational facilities in First Nation communities in Ontario

Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support recreational, cultural, and community infrastructure projects in five First Nation communities across Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing over $7.1 million towards these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $1.7 million and recipients are contributing over $1.2 million to their respective projects.

Project Information:

Project title

Recipient

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient Funding

Bearskin Lake Community Beach and Pavillion

Windigo First Nation Council

The project will clean up two beach areas, add two pavilions and install picnic tables and potentially, washroom facilities. The upgrades will result in an improved recreational facility for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

$421,771

$103,081

$37,510

Re-Establishing Our Healing Journeys

Native Horizons Treatment Center

Project work includes the reconstruction of
portions of the building destroyed by fire, the addition of Multipurpose and Spiritual Rooms for client and community use, and the addition of space for trauma support programming and cultural activities. The project will support the delivery of effective, culturally based addiction treatment, trauma programming, and healing for residents and clients.

$3,556,553

$916,082

$916,082

Renovations to Historical Library Building

Beausoleil First Nation

The project will rebuild the front steps of the library and add a ramp to improve accessibility, rebrick and parge exterior walls, and  rewire the entire building. The upgrades will improve community access and extend the life of this historic building.

$187,500

$45,825

$16,675

Renovation and Addition of an Ice Plant and Multi-Purpose Room for Kingfisher Lake First Nation (KLFN)

Kingfisher Lake First Nation

The project will renovate and install a new ice plant at the arena and rehabilitate the mezzanine to allow for sports and training. The upgrades will promote community health and wellness, and will improve community access to recreational activities for years to come.

$2,591,109

$633,267

$230,436

Pikangikum First Nation Transitional Housing Project

Pikangikum First Nation

The project will construct housing to support indigenous and vulnerable individuals. The new housing will include a 16-person sleeping module, a community kitchen, public bathrooms, office space and healing rooms, a common gathering area and conference rooms. Exterior work includes building a deck with ramp and canopy. This project will provide improved access to quality social and community services from qualified and accredited mental health workers, family councilors, Elders, legal workers, and traditional healers to individuals and their families.

$354,375

$86,609

$31,516

 

 

 

 

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