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CED grants over $3.5M to nine organizations for projects to build and improve community spaces in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Val-d’Or, Quebec, July 14, 2022
Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant fluctuation in use due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced non-repayable contributions totalling $3,652,599 for two Indigenous communities (Kebaowek First Nation and Timiskaming First Nation), two Témiscamingue municipalities (Kipawa and Rémigny), three Abitibi cities (Amos, Senneterre and Macamic) and two NPOs (the Club de Curling de Senneterre and Senneterre à pied).
All of these projects to build and enhance the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region’s community spaces have been funded by CED under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). Further information on the nine projects is available in the related backgrounder.
The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
“Our assistance for these promising projects in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region demonstrates our government’s commitment to support economic development in communities of every size right across Quebec. I am delighted to know that the region’s citizens and many visitors will be able to make full use of these quality meeting spaces to come together more easily after the pandemic. Bravo on these exciting projects supporting the entire region’s growth!”
The Honourable Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Office of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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