Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

November 19, 2014 11:00 ET

Support for Quebec Communities: Waterville Community Centre Receives Funding

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2014) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that Centre communautaire de Waterville has been granted funding for the renovation of its existing community hall.

This financial assistance has been awarded in the form of a $35,000 non-repayable contribution through CED's Local Investment Initiative (LII).

Quick facts

  • The funding will make it possible to improve the energy efficiency of the Waterville community centre in order to ensure greater user comfort and maintain the viability of this community infrastructure.
  • The LII is a temporary initiative specific to CED that is delivered through the Agency's Quebec Economic Development Program.
  • The initiative helps promote long-term economic capacity-building in Quebec communities by stimulating local investment while seeing to it that citizens have access to safer and more functional community halls that are better suited to their needs.
  • Centre communautaire de Waterville is currently conducting a fundraising campaign entitled "La brique des Bâtisseurs."

Quotes

"The Local Investment Initiative allows our government to reaffirm its goal of furthering community economic development. By supporting this Centre communautaire de Waterville renovation project, our government is keeping to its commitment of improving the quality of life in our communities."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We are pleased to be able to count on the support of CED and of our Bâtisseurs Or in carrying out this project, which will enable us to remain faithful to our mission of creating a dynamic environment in the heart of the Waterville community."

Myriam Jbabdi, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Centre communautaire de Waterville

Related links

- For further details on the Local Investment Initiative

- To learn more about the Centre communautaire de Waterville and its fundraising campaign (in French)

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