EDMUNDSTON, NB, Aug. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - An official announcement was held today at L'Escale Madavic, Inc in Edmundston. This facility serves the community by offering a safe haven and support to those who have experienced family violence.
The announcement was made by René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and by Francine Landry, Minister of Opportunities New Brunswick on behalf of Stephen Horsman. Minister of Families and Children.
"Our Government is committed to working with the province of New Brunswick to develop and implement local solutions to housing. This investment allows L'Escale Madavic, Inc. the ability to offer a home to people fleeing family violence. We are pleased to contribute to this project as it represents 15 units of safe and affordable housing." - René Arseneault, MP for Madawaska-Restigouche
"It is crucial that we offer safe options for those who are leaving situations of family violence. This funding is an example of how our provincial and federal governments are working together to help provide safe and secure temporary housing options for New Brunswickers who need them." - Francine Landry, Minister of Opportunities New Brunswick
- Through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement signed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Province of New Brunswick, the governments of Canada and New Brunswick provided $342 000 in joint funding to renovate a shelter facility for women and children in the Edmundston region.
- L'Escale Madavic, Inc. provides 15 beds for individuals who have experienced family violence.
As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Sources: Michael Brewster, Office of Minister Duclos, 613-220-5956, firstname.lastname@example.org; Information: Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 514-283-3679; Anne Mooers, Communications, New Brunswick Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4583