Canada and Nova Scotia invest in new community wellness centre to support health and wellbeing of New Waterford residents

Infrastructure Canada

Investing in recreational infrastructure brings communities together. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure play a key role in supporting healthy communities while growing the economy and creating good jobs that support the younger generations.

Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister Responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, Minister Responsible for Youth and MLA for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works; JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon, Executive Director, Cape Breton’s Family Place Resource Centre, and Dr. Peter Littlejohn, retired family physician and clinical lead representing New Waterford with the CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment Project, announced over $6 million in joint funding for the New Waterford Community Wellness Centre.

Funding for this project will support the construction of a new 10,400 square foot wellness centre that will be added to the existing New Waterford Hub that is currently under construction in the community. The New Waterford Wellness Centre will provide improved access to wellness and recreational programming, allowing residents to participate in year-round activities, clubs and social events, while also providing new employment opportunities for youth and community members.

The New Waterford Community Wellness Centre will provide space for programs to support youth, families and seniors by offering a safe space for learning, socializing, physical activity and more.

The Government of Canada is investing over $3 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $3 million.

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