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 25, 2022 · St-Isidore, New Brunswick · 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, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, announced total investments of $200,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for two projects in the village of St-Isidore. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
ACOA is providing a contribution of $100,000 to the Village of St-Isidore for the revitalization of a park, including renovations to buildings, wooden structures, and sidewalks, as well as the addition of outdoor exercise equipment and play structures. This support will make the park more accessible and inclusive for the whole community.
ACOA is also providing a contribution of $100,000 to the Complexe sportif Léopold Thériault for the modernization of its energy infrastructure, including the installation of new lighting and a cooling and dehumidification system. This support will ensure energy efficiency and extend the complex’s operating season.
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. 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.