Government of Canada Announces Renewed Support for Community Infrastructure in Northern Ontario

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The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the launch of a new phase of funding for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Northern Ontario.

Cultural and recreational infrastructure places—like community centres, parks and arenas—help to make our communities feel like home. It is important that Canadians have places where they can play together, meet up and create a sense of community. That is why the Government of Canada is doubling its investment in community and cultural infrastructure, providing an additional $150 million nationally over two years to renovate, expand and improve these spaces across Canada. Of this investment, $5.2 million will support projects in Northern Ontario.

“As we near Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program highlights the importance of the places in our communities that bring us together and make Canada home. By proving support to renovate, expand and improve cultural and regional infrastructure, we will ensure these spaces will continue to be enjoyed by Canadians for years to come.” – The Honourable Navdeep Bains Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

Starting today, FedNor is accepting applications for funding under this new phase of the Program. Municipalities, First Nations and aboriginal organizations and their related entities, as well as incorporated not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that will be supported on a cost-shared basis. For detailed program and application information, please refer to fednor.gc.ca/CIP

Quick Facts

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of the federal government’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • The second intake of the program will include funding for projects that support the Government’s priorities to ensure a better future for Aboriginal peoples and promote a clean-growth economy.
  • Applications are now being accepted on a continuous basis. All projects must be fully completed by March 31, 2018.