Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19
May 27, 2022 · Northport, Prince Edward Island, 2022 · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, announced total investments of $1,125,650 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) for nine projects in Western PEI. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
The Province of Prince Edward Island is providing $217,713 in support for five projects.
For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.
The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces.
The ICF helps communities develop thriving industry sectors, strengthen infrastructure in rural areas, and invest in projects to overcome economic issues and take advantage of new opportunities.
As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.