Val-d'Or families will benefit from upgraded community spaces for a better quality of life

The Government of Canada provides over $263,000 in funding to support this community project

VAL-D'OR, QC, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Thanks to $263,944 in Government of Canada funding, Val-d'Or families will benefit from renovated and expanded spaces for family, intergenerational and community activities.

This funding was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED).

The money will support Jeunesse Action Val-d'Or Inc.'s project, which involves major renovations to the current building, deemed urgent, as well as the construction of an extension to the building for the staging of sports, cultural, social and community activities, to meet ever-growing demand.

This assistance is provided under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300 million fund that was established to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together.

Quotes

"This funding targets a community building project to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. And what better way to mark this milestone than by celebrating the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That's how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED

"During my most recent visit to the beautiful Abitibi-Temiscamingue region, I had a chance to see for myself the positive impacts of the CIP150 program. The launch of the project involving the renovation and expansion of the building that houses Jeunesse-Action Val-d'Or is just another example of much appreciated assistance from the Government of Canada for a community organization in the region that has the wind in its sails."

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

"As a result of this adequate physical space resulting from the renovation of the building and the creation of a multi-purpose room, and given its location, I am sure that our organization will quickly become known as a spot for family, intergenerational and community gatherings in the region."

Caroline Labrecque, Coordinator, Jeunesse Action Val-d'Or

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP 150 has provided almost $61M for over 470 projects aimed at supporting 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.

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CED – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Karl W. Sasseville, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Tel.: 343-291-2500; Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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