Government of Canada Investment Supports Improvement of Ear Falls Civic Centre
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada's coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada's rich heritage and history.
- Canada CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
- FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of \\$10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.
"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing to help communities, such as Ear Falls, improve key public buildings for the benefit of their residents. This funding will not only result in essential upgrades to the facility, it will also ensure all members of the community have access to the building."– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
"I'm pleased to see that today's investment announcement will help to improve and extend the life of the Ear Falls Civic Centre. This facility is extremely important to the residents of the community and is used for a variety of events, including Canada Day celebrations. Thanks to these enhancements, the Centre will continue to welcome folks through its doors for many years to come."– The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora
"On behalf of all the township's residents, I would like to thank the Government of Canada whose investment, through FedNor, is helping us upgrade our civic centre, the focal point of our community. We pride ourselves on being a safe and inclusive community, and as a result of this project, we will be able to increase participation at events."– Kevin Kahoot, Mayor, Township of Ear Falls