Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

May 19, 2015 16:30 ET

Minister Rempel Announces New Support for Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is launched in Western Canada

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced the launch of the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada. The national program supports improvements to community infrastructure, with the aim of giving back to Canadians and creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

As of today, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for funding to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.

For detailed program and application information, please refer to www.wd-deo.gc.ca.

Quick Facts

  • The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. It is part of the federal government's activities to honour Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • Applications for projects in Western Canada are being carried out through a call-for-proposals process, and will be accepted between May 19 and June 17, 2015, closing at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time/2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time/3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • In Western Canada, WD will invest in projects that rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.

Quotes

"In 2017, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As part of the celebrations, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help to improve and renew public spaces and facilities in communities across the West while celebrating our shared heritage and leaving a lasting legacy that strengthens our communities."

- The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

"Thanks to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, our Government is helping communities across the country celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. With our investments in local facilities and community spaces, we are helping to create jobs and build safer and stronger communities across Canada."

- The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue

Related Products

- Backgrounder: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Additional Links

- National announcement

- Apply through WD

- Canada 150

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Contact Information

  • Nicholas Insley
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-220-6208
    nicholas.insley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-877-303-3388
    Website: WD is online at www.wd-deo.gc.ca