Catherine McKenna Announces Infrastructure Upgrades for Ottawa Centre Community Centres
June 30, 2017 – Ottawa, ON
Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today announced the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the Soloway Jewish Community Centre will receive $590,648 for infrastructure upgrades.
These projects are two of 730 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s two intakes. Total funding of up to $88.8 million is being delivered across the region by FedDev Ontario.
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities. These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure, so that Canadians and their families can enjoy moments of culture, sport, recreation and leisure for years to come. I am pleased that these projects will benefit residents here in Ottawa Centre.”
- Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament, Ottawa Centre
- Over 730 projects, with total funding of up to $88.8 million, have been approved through two intakes under the program, delivered across the region by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
- The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa was approved for up to $410,000 for the renovation of the Police Youth Centre Clubhouse.
- The Soloway Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa was approved for up to $180,648 for the improvement of building infrastructure.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
- Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.
- These projects will provide updates to the buildings including but not limited to the renovation of washrooms, upgrading of electrical, lighting and plumbing, and replacement of HVAC systems.