Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 29, 2015 19:14 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Edmonton's Community Infrastructure

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Sherwood Park, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $350,200 for two projects benefitting Edmonton under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The Ukrainian Youth Unity of General Taras Chuprynka will replace the roof over the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex.
  • The Ukrainian Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Western Canada will undertake meaningful interior upgrades to the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral.
  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.

Quotes

"As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, our Government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program."

- The Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Sherwood Park

"For nearly 50 years, The Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex has been a mainstay in the vibrant Ukrainian community of Edmonton and is home to numerous organizations including a youth group, a performance song/dance group, a dance school, a seniors association and community action groups. Our facility is approaching 50 years old and although well maintained, the inevitable major repairs have become an increased challenge to sustaining the facility. Funding programs such as the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program are critical for non-profit organizations such as us to sustain and further enhance the vibrancy and well-being of Canadians."

- Ivan Fedyna, President, Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex

"The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton and St. Josaphat Cathedral are overjoyed with receiving Canada 150 funding to assist our community in revitalizing and upgrading our Cathedral Auditorium facilities. The Cathedral Auditorium is an important part of our community where we host public events, cultural workshops, meetings, as well as social gatherings."

- Fr. Deacon Jim Nakonechny, St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Alberta Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Ukrainian Youth Unity of General Taras Chuprynka Replace roof and ventilation systems at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex. $300,100
The Ukrainian Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Western Canada Interior upgrades to flooring, kitchen and entrance at the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral $50,100

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Ukrainian Youth Unity of General Taras Chuprynka

- The Ukrainian Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Western Canada

Website: WD is online at www.wd-deo.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Donna Kinley
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    780-495-6892
    donna.kinley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Ivan Fedyna
    President
    Ukrainian Youth Unity of General Taras Chuprynka
    780-982-0750

    Fr. Deacon Jim Nakonechny
    St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
    780-239-2558

    WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
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    www.wd-deo.gc.ca