May 24, 2016 – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced the launch of Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) in southern Ontario.

Cultural and recreational infrastructure places—like community centres, parks and arenas—help to make our communities feel like home. It is important that Canadians have places where they can play together, meet up and create a sense of community. That is why the Government of Canada is doubling its investment in community and cultural infrastructure, providing an additional $150 million over two years to renovate, expand or improve these spaces across Canada. FedDev Ontario is delivering the program in southern Ontario with a total allocation of up to $88.8 million over two years. Up to $44.4 million is now available under Intake Two of CIP 150 in southern Ontario.

Starting today, FedDev Ontario is accepting applications for funding under the program’s Intake Two. Municipal, regional and Aboriginal governments, public sector bodies and provincial entities delivering municipal-type infrastructure services, and incorporated not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that will be supported on a cost-shared basis.

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“As we near Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program highlights the importance of the places in our communities that bring us together and make Canada home. By providing support to renovate, expand and improve cultural and regional infrastructure, we will ensure these spaces will continue to be enjoyed by Canadians for years to come.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Quick Facts

  • CIP 150 is part of the federal government’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • CIP 150 supports projects to renovate, expand or improve existing community and cultural infrastructure, including projects that support the Government’s priorities to ensure a better future for Indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy.
  • There was significant interest in the first intake of the program in southern Ontario, with more than 380 projects approved.

For the full article, visit: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1071199