Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais renovates community centre to make it more energy efficient - Government of Canada supports community project of Hull-Aylmer organization

GATINEAU, QC, May 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, announced that the Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais (website in French only) has been granted $4,007 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to renovate its community centre, the "Cabane en bois rond."

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as the one by the Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Created in 1983, the Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a place where seniors and organizations working with this clientele can get together. The community centre is a unique gathering place, graced with reception halls that can accommodate up to 160 people for a variety of activities (weddings, family functions, business meetings and so on).

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable the organization to replace the windows in one of the community halls to make the Cabane en bois rond more comfortable and reduce energy costs.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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"The financial support we provide for our communities clearly shows our commitment to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure, like that of the Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais community centre, we are stimulating the vitality of our communities and helping ensure a higher quality of life for residents of all ages."

Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer

"The Government of Canada supports the projects of organizations like the Fondation pour les Aînés de l'Outaouais, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families across the generations, as well as the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca; Olivier Duhaime, Executive Assistant, Office of MP Greg Fergus, Tel.: 613-992-7550


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