Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

April 25, 2013 11:00 ET

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

MONTRÉAL, 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 organizations in the Greater Montréal region 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 Les Bases de plein air scouts du Montréal métropolitain, Loisirs Frère-André Inc., Centre communautaire St-Rémi Inc., and La Maisonnette des parents.

"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 $482,838, 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.

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Financial assistance granted under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Promoter Description - Investment - Contribution
Bases de plein air scouts du Montréal métropolitain Non-repayable contribution of $200,388 / total investment of $406,775
This project will allow the organization to improve a community recreational infrastructure by redeveloping and reconfiguring the sports areas, redesigning the water purification system, and improving the pedestrian and road accesses.
Loisirs Frère-André Inc. Non-repayable contribution of $133,500 / total investment of $267,000
The purpose of this project is to expand and renovate a community recreational infrastructure. The work will be carried out on the main building housing the changing rooms, restrooms and garage. The outdoor lighting systems on the sports fields (soccer, baseball, etc.) will also be upgraded to improve the quality of the facilities for evening rentals.
Centre communautaire Saint-Rémi Inc. Non-repayable contribution of $75,500 / total investment of $151,000
This project will involve modernizing the heating and air conditioning systems, renovating the public washrooms (toilets, showers, vanities), painting, and upgrading the sound equipment.
La Maisonnette des parents Non-repayable contribution of $73,450 / total investment of $160,244
This project will consist of repairing the exterior walls of the former St-Jean-de-la-Croix presbytery, refinishing the floors, and bringing the heating system up to standard.
Total number of projects: 4
Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $482,838
Total investment generated by these projects: $985,019

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