Families in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM will benefit from improved community spaces that support a better quality of life

The Government of Canada invests nearly $450,000 in six improvement projects

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

As a result of an investment of nearly $450,000 by the Government of Canada, families in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM will be able to benefit from upgraded recreational areas and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate nearly $900,000 in related investment by other partners, such as non‑profit organizations and municipalities.

The announcement was made today by the Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

The six recipients are: O.T.J. de N.D. d'Hébertville, the Municipality of Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur, Milot Economic Development Corporation, the Municipality of Lamarche, the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 20), and Sacerf des Passes Inc.

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

Quotes

"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and enhance our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can enjoy cultural, sports, recreational and leisure activities for many years to come. I am proud to see the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM benefit from this program."

David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

"Community and recreational infrastructures, like those involved in our announcement this morning, are perfect examples of meeting spaces. Today, as it was 150 years ago, openness helps build strong communities. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects that mobilize and unite our communities, but also, in general, stimulate economic activity in the country."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

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

For more details about the six projects, please refer to the attached backgrounder.

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Backgrounder

As a result of an investment of nearly $450,000 by the Government of Canada, families in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM will be able to benefit from upgraded recreational areas and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate nearly $900,000 in related investment by other partners, including non-profit organizations and municipalities.

These contributions were announced today by David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to 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.

 

Proponent

Contribution – Investment – Description of the project

O.T.J. de N.D. d'Hébertville Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $202,203 out of a total investment of $404,405

 

The project involves installing splash pads, skateboarding (skate park) structures and renovating the rink. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

O.T.J. de N.D. d'Hébertville Inc. is an NPO whose mission is to organize community, recreational and socio-cultural activities for all Hébertville residents. To that end, it ensures that the municipality has the infrastructure required to carry out these activities successfully and that the infrastructure is maintained in good condition.

 

Municipality of Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur

Non-repayable contribution of $89,260 out of a total investment of $183,519

 

The project involves renovating the inside of the municipality's arena. It also includes professional fees for an architect's services to demolish and replace the washrooms and a community centre. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs except for moveable assets relating to the canteen.

 

The Municipality of Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur is in charge of an arena that has offered various recreational ice sports activities for 46 years. It is submitting a project to improve this infrastructure because it no longer meets users' needs and expectations.

 

Milot Economic Development Corporation

Non-repayable contribution of $75,235 out of a total investment of $150,469

 

The project involves upgrading and expanding the building housing the community hall, including building a deck adjacent to the community hall. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

The Milot Economic Development Corporation is an NPO administered by a six-person volunteer board of directors. The Corporation's mission includes promoting and encouraging the municipality's economic development, as well as promoting its economic, industrial and touristic interests. The Corporation owns the sports chalet requiring renovation.

 

Municipality of Lamarche

Non-repayable contribution of $40,000 out of a total investment of $80,105

 

The project involves fully renovating the building's interior and exterior. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

The Municipality of Lamarche owns a community centre that hosts a number of community and social organizations that provide residents with a wide range of services.

 

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20

Non-repayable contribution of $22,800 out of a total investment of $45,600

 

The project involves renovating the building housing the community centre. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20, is one of 1,440 branches of the Royal Canadian Legion, whose mission is to serve veterans and their families, promote remembrance, and serve Canada's communities. The Legion owns the community centre requiring renovation.

 

Sacerf des Passes Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $14,000 out of a total investment of $28,000

 

The project involves improving shoreline infrastructure in the des Passes controlled harvesting zone (ZEC) by installing a floating dock and renovating the cabins and trails. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

The Société d'aménagement, de conservation et d'exploitation rationnelle de la faune (SACERF) des Passes is an NPO that was founded in 1978 to ensure management of the ZEC des Passes. Its mission is to manage, harvest and conserve wildlife and to facilitate user access to the area for recreational purposes.

 

Summary



Number of projects:

6

CED contributions:

$443,498

Total investment generated by these projects:

$892,098

 

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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