Families in the Côte-Nord region will benefit from upgraded community spaces that contribute to a better quality of life

The Government of Canada provides over $3.6 million to support 21 upgrade projects

BAIE-COMEAU, QC, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

An investment of $3,671,577 from the Government of Canada will allow families in the Côte-Nord region to benefit from upgraded recreational spaces and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate more than $9M in related investment by other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300M fund set up to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by supporting community spaces that bring Canadians together. Up to $63.5M of this funding will be spent in Quebec.

Quotes

"The financial support we are providing for our communities clearly reflects our commitment to foster sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By upgrading community infrastructure, as these 21 great projects aim to do across the Côte Nord region, we are helping to enhance the vitality of our communities and ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages."

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

"The Government of Canada supports organizations whose projects mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canadian communities, stimulate economic activity, have a positive impact on Aboriginal communities and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP150 has provided almost $13M in funding for over 450 projects that support the vitality of Quebec communities.
  • CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

For more information about the 21 projects, see the attached backgrounder.

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Backgrounder

 

Proponent

Contribution – Investment – Description of the project



Conseil des Innus d'Unamen Shipu (La Romaine)

 

Unamen Shipu Community Hall

 

Non-repayable contribution of $500,000 out of a total investment of $1,719,136

 

The purpose of the project is to expand the Unamen Shipu community hall, which will double the facility's surface area.

 

Conseil des Innus de Pakua Shipi

 

Community Centre

Non-repayable contribution of $499,905 out of a total investment of $999,810

 

The purpose of the project is to improve the Pakua Shipi community centre. The current centre will be demolished and a new building will be constructed. 

 



Conseil des Montagnais de Natashquan

 

Multi-purpose Sports Complex

 

Non-repayable contribution of $335,100 out of a total investment of $1,818,640

 

The purpose of the project is to upgrade the interior and exterior of the Natashquan multi‑purpose sports complex. CED's contribution will be used to build an outdoor parking lot and equip it with lighting and surveillance systems.

 

Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit (Mingan)

Ekuanitshit Community Outdoor Skating Rink

Non-repayable contribution of $325,383 out of a total investment of $452,477

 

The purpose of the project is to update the Ekuanitshit community skating rink. In addition to rehabilitating the surface, striping and anchoring, CED's contribution will be used to construct a shed for the new ice resurfacer, rebuild the change room and carry out electrical, plumbing and ventilation work.

 

Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

 

Community Centre

Non-repayable contribution of $305,730 out of a total investment of $701,500

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate and expand the community centre. It involves replacing the doors and windows, repairing the plumbing, water, ventilation and electrical systems, roof and exterior finishes, and painting.

 

Société d'économie et de développement de Forestville

 

Non-repayable contribution of $285,030 out of a total investment of $570,060

 

The purpose of the project is to upgrade Complexe Guy-Ouellet. It involves fitting up an exercise room that will complete and optimize this community centre's sports and recreation offerings.

 

Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit (Mingan)

 

Boat Launch Ramp

Non-repayable contribution of $223,181 out of a total investment of $297,575

 

The purpose of the project is to restore the boat launch ramp that provides access to the St. Lawrence River. It involves rebuilding the ramp and ramp access in reinforced concrete, as well as installing membranes in the ditches.

Baie-Comeau Junior Hockey

Non-repayable contribution of $215,000 out of a total investment of $430,000

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate the Henry-Léonard recreational centre's arena. The work involves reinforcing the roof structure, upgrading the electrical system and replacing the scoreboard.

 

Corporation Véloroute des baleines

Non-repayable contribution of $213,079 out of a total investment of $466,157

 

The purpose of the Véloroute des baleines improvement project is to link Pointe-Lebel to Pointe-aux-Outardes via bicycle path. It includes constructing culverts and the path surface, as well as performing forest clearing work.

 

Village Municipality of Chute-aux-Outardes

Non-repayable contribution of $195,700 out of a total investment of $391,401

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate the Chute-aux-Outardes community centre. Work will be performed on the facility's exterior (reroofing and repairing the attic) and interior (replacing the acoustic ceiling tiles, plywood and trim, painting, etc.).

 

Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

 

Recreation Facility

Non-repayable contribution of $163,250 out of a total investment of $356,500

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate and improve the recreation facility. More specifically, it involves replacing the doors, windows and pool dehumidifier and repairing the plumbing and electrical systems, kitchen, bathroom, flooring, painting and exterior finishes.

 

Association récréative du Lac Malfait

Non-repayable contribution of $83,742 out of a total investment of $167,484

 

The purpose of the project is to enhance the waterfront development of Lac Malfait. It involves equipping the site with a washroom building providing drinking water, upgrading the septic tank, getting the power line up and running, and sifting the beach sand.

 

Club de l'Âge d'Or de Chute-aux-Outardes

 

Non-repayable contribution of $80,259 out of a total investment of $160,518

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate the building's interior, strengthen and replace the flooring, update the walls (including plastering and painting) and electrical and plumbing systems, and build cabinets and a new access ramp at the main entrance for persons with mobility restrictions.

 

Rivière-au-Tonnerre Port Authority

Non-repayable contribution of $62,460 out of a total investment of $154,416

 

The purpose of the project is to enhance the waterfront development of Rivière-au-Tonnerre. To do this, the boat launch ramp will be replaced, the parking lot will be redone and provided with electricity, and a washroom building will be added.

 

Société d'aménagement et d'exploitation des parcs de Baie‑Comeau

Non-repayable contribution of $57,310 out of a total investment of $144,620

 

The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the Pionniers de Baie-Comeau park playground. It involves replacing the play structures, updating the play areas and repairing the turf.

 

Conseil des Innus de Pakua Shipi

 

Maison de la transmission de la culture

 

Non-repayable contribution of $37,116 out of a total investment of $49,488

 

The purpose of the project is to link the Maison de la transmission de la culture de Pakua Shipi to the community's water and wastewater systems. CED's contribution will also be used to build a kitchen and a washroom, as well as other interior elements.  

Comité de développement touristique et économique de Godbout

Non-repayable contribution of $29,335 out of a total investment of $64,536

 

The purpose of the project is to promote sites of interest along the Godbout river to provide Godbout residents, Manicouagan RCM residents and tourists with safe access to the river's waterfalls, cascades, ponds and beaches. In addition to clearing, pruning and stumping work, traffic signs and street furniture will be installed.

Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach

 

Community Baseball Field

Non-repayable contribution of $24,315 out of a total investment of $48,630

 

The purpose of the project is to renovate and improve the community baseball field and related amenities. It involves renovating the speaker shelter and the interior field (fences, backstop, etc.).

 

Club nautique de Sept-Îles

Non-repayable contribution of $17,000 out of a total investment of $115,000

 

The purpose of the project is to improve the Club nautique's marina. The iron structures that secure the floating docks will be repaired and the harbour master's office washrooms will be renovated.

 

Organisme des Bassins Versants de la Haute-Côte-Nord

Non-repayable contribution of $11,153 out of a total investment of $22,305

 

The Parc des chutes de Sault-au-Mouton improvement project includes improving the boardwalk, rehabilitating the parking lot, performing reforestation work and installing signage and street furniture.

 

Harbour Authority of Chevery

Non-repayable contribution of $7,529 out of a total investment of $15,057

 

The purpose of the project is to improve a launching ramp. Specifically, it will involve repairing and moving a crib attached to the ramp used to access the water.

 

 

Summary



Number of projects:

21

CED contributions:

$3,671,577

Total investment generated by these projects:

$9,145,310

 

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


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