Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

April 25, 2013 10:13 ET

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund: Government of Canada Funds Four Projects to Modernize Recreational Facilities in Outaouais

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 25, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that four Outaouais organizations have been granted financial assistance for infrastructure improvements.

"By funding these renovation and modernization projects, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.

The four organizations receiving this financial assistance from the Government of Canada are the Association récréative de Waltham, Comité des loisirs de Val-Limoges Inc. (Mont-Laurier), Corporation municipale d'Aumond, and the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain.

"Our government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," Minister Lebel concluded.


This assistance, granted in the form of four non-repayable contributions totalling $122,307, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The CIIF has a nationwide budget of $150 million over two years, including $31.2 million to be invested in Quebec where the Agency is responsible for its administration. The Fund aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure. The second call for proposals is currently open; interested organizations have until April 30, 2013, to submit their proposals.

To learn more about the CIIF:

For further details on these four projects, see the related backgrounder.

Keep up with the latest news from Canada Economic Development by visiting or subscribing to @CanEconDev on Twitter.

Financial assistance granted under the
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund
Promoter Description - Investment - Contribution
Association récréative de Waltham Non-repayable contribution of $47,957 / total investment of $100,354

This project is for the improvement of Paul-Ryan Park. In addition to the construction of a building to house changing rooms, a game room, a cafeteria and restrooms, the work will include the conversion of the basketball court into a multi-use sports surface.
Comité des loisirs de Val-Limoges Inc. (Mont-Laurier) Non-repayable contribution of $27,350 / total investment of $54,701

The financial assistance from the Agency will serve for the renovation of the organization's community centre. The planned improvements will ensure the site's safety and compliance and enable the organization to continue promoting community and associative life.
Corporation municipale d'Aumond Non-repayable contribution of $27,000 / total investment of $58,000

The project involves improving the community centre's facilities, notably by renovating the kitchen and restrooms, painting, and carrying out electrical work and wall repairs.
Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain Non-repayable contribution of $20,000 / total investment of $46,200

The aim of this project is to offer the local population a community centre that is in good condition, safe, functional and welcoming. The financial assistance will therefore be used to change the building's interior and exterior finishing, paint, replace the emergency exit door, and carry out pipe repairs.
Total number of projects: 4
Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $122,307
Total investment generated by these projects: $259,255

Contact Information