Kensington and surrounding communities will benefit from investments in public spaces

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

August 4, 2022 · Kensington, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community spaces that promote social interaction, support health and well-being, and improve quality of life for residents and visitors. These spaces draw people together and into our neighbourhoods, to connect and rediscover all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced total investments of $248,596 for four revitalization projects in central Prince Edward Island. Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, also took part in the event.

For the full list of projects, please see the backgrounder.

The investments were made through the Rediscover Main Streets initiative and the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).

The Rediscover Main Streets initiative helps non-profit organizations team up to create new activities, develop marketing initiatives and promote events, all of which encourage residents and visitors alike to rediscover what the region’s communities have to offer and drive more support for local businesses.

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 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.

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