Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

March 27, 2015 11:00 ET

Support for Quebec Communities: Government of Canada Grants Funding to Three Centre-du-Quebec Municipalities

Three Drummond RCM community hall improvement projects go forward thanks to Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions' Local Investment Initiative

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 27, 2015) - 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 three municipalities in the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Drummond have been granted funding to improve their existing community halls.

This assistance has been awarded in the form of $55,639 in total non-repayable funding through the Local Investment Initiative (LII), a component of CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The funding will be used to carry out improvements on existing community halls in the Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, the Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey and the Municipality of Saint-Lucien.
  • The LII, a temporary initiative specific to CED, helps promote economic development capacity-building for the long-term benefit of Quebec communities.
  • This initiative stimulates local investment while ensuring citizens have access to safer and more functional community halls that are better suited to their needs.

Quote

"By supporting the projects of these three Drummond RCM municipalities, our government is both fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities and reaffirming its goal of furthering local economic development."

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

Related document

See the associated backgrounder for further details on these three projects.

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Learn more about the Local Investment Initiative

BACKGROUNDER

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 three municipalities in the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Drummond have been granted funding to improve their existing community halls.

Promoter Contribution - Investment - Project description
Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Non-repayable contribution of $7,978 on a total investment of $22,662 The Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, with its population of over 1,000 residents, has two community halls in its City Hall building that are at the disposal of local citizens for recreational activities and family events. These halls, which had become outdated, were no longer adequate to meet the needs of the local population. The financial assistance enabled the Municipality to put in new windows, replace the roof covering and install a sink. These halls play an important part in the local life of the community, and this project was seen as essential to keeping the building in a good state of repair. Municipality's Website (in French): Paroisse de Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil
Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey Non-repayable contribution of $22,598 on a total investment of $50,100 A municipality of 1,616 residents, Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey owns the only local community hall, which it makes available to citizens for various special activities and events. The hall, built in 1985 and acquired by the Municipality in 2010, is open to the public and to volunteer organizations in Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey and plays a key role in local community life. The funding will allow the Municipality to renovate the hall by replacing the flooring with hardwood in order to eliminate the difference in levels between the two existing surfaces. Municipality's Website (in French): Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey
Municipality of Saint-Lucien Non-repayable contribution of $25,063 on a total investment of $97,058 The Municipality of Saint-Lucien has a population of 1,619 residents and is located near Drummondville. Its existing community hall serves as a meeting place for local volunteer groups as well as a venue for various social activities and intergenerational gatherings. The building has become outdated and requires work to bring it up to date. The funding will therefore be used to replace the roof, exterior siding, doors and windows along with the flooring in the entrance hall, kitchen and bathrooms. Painting and insulation work will also be carried out.
Summary
Total number of projects: 3
Total contribution from CED: $55,639
Total investment generated by these projects: $169,820

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