FIRST NATIONS OF ASHCROFT INDIAN BAND, BC, August 26, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Harjit S. Sajjan, Secretary of International Development and Minister in Charge of the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canadaon behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Secretary of Interstate Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honorable Nathan Cullen, Secretary of BC Communities, announced joint funding for new and existing community spaces fourB.c. communities.
The funding announced today will support two indigenous-led projects. The K’ómoks First Nation will construct a new Community Wellbeing Center building that will include a reception area and meeting room; traditional and modern health, culture, youth, senior and language rooms; shared programming space; and a commercial kitchen. The First Nations of Ashcroft Indian Band will construct a community recreation center that will combine community, recreation and cultural uses in one facility that will include a gym, community kitchen, multipurpose rooms and cultural archive.
Two additional communities in BC will benefit from a joint federal-state grant. The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District will upgrade key components of its Oliver & District Arena to improve the facility’s accessibility and energy efficiency, and the Cariboo Regional District will expand the region’s accessible wilderness hiking network by developing three new trails.
The government of Canada invests more than $50.8 million for these projects. The government of British Columbia contributes more than $2.3 millionwhile indigenous community and regional district receivers more than provide $2.8 million.
“Community infrastructure creates thriving and healthy communities. The funding announced today will help create accessible spaces that allow members of the community to gather, learn and express their creativity, reduce social isolation and promote inclusion.”
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The Honorable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister for International Development and Minister in Charge of the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canadaon behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“This series of new infrastructure projects and improvements not only increases recreational opportunities for British Columbia residents, but makes them accessible to all. Communities are strong and healthy when everyone can fully participate.”
The Honorable Nathan Cullen, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs
These four projects are funded through the Investing in Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure (CCRIS) stream Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
Through the Stream Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure, the Government of Canada and the BC government are investing in projects to improve cultural infrastructure, such as museums and indigenous heritage centers; Supporting the upgrading of recreational facilities such as indoor and outdoor arenas and recreation spaces; and improving community infrastructure, such as community centers and libraries.
Under Invest in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transport projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes, etc canada rural and northern communities.
The government of Canada has more than invested $2.6 billion in more than 395 infrastructure projects across the board British Columbia under Invest in Canada infrastructure program.
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