Infrastructure Canada

Minister Wilkinson Advances the Canada Green Buildings Strategy and Announces Funding to Revitalize Community Recreation Centre

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:00pm

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the launch of a public engagement process for the Canada Green Buildings Strategy.

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  • Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the launch of a public engagement process for the Canada Green Buildings Strategy.
  • The Canada Green Buildings Strategy will seek to mobilize national action to reduce emissions by 37 percent from 2005 by 2030 and to create a net-zero-emissions buildings sector by 2050.
  • The Canada Green Buildings Council estimates that Canada's green buildings industry could support approximately 1.5 million direct jobs by 2030, up from 462,000 today.
  • The Government of Canada is investing $2,253,020 in Flicka Gymnastics and the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre through the Infrastructure Canada's Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.

Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:07pm

The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.

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  • The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water.
  • The Government of Canada's funding comes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program's Green Infrastructure Stream.
  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is providing $33.5 billion over 11 years for public infrastructure across Canada.
  • In Manitoba, the Government of Canada has invested more than $945 million in over 229 infrastructure projects since 2015.

Canada and British Columbia invest $29.5 million in 11 projects to make B.C. communities more resilient to natural disasters

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:24am

These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.

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  • These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.
  • The Government of Canada is investing more than $24.6 million in these 11 projects.
  • The projects announced today will create jobs, improve critical infrastructure across B.C., and help communities withstand natural disasters.
  • During that period, over $38 billion has been earmarked for communities across Canada to support world-class, modern public infrastructure, including over $4.9 billion for disaster mitigation projects.

Kingston East Community Centre to receive green energy improvements

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 8:30pm

"Residents of all ages and abilities have come to know and love the Kingston East Community Centre.

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  • "Residents of all ages and abilities have come to know and love the Kingston East Community Centre.
  • "Thank you to the federal government for investing in green energy retrofits at the Kingston East Community Centre.
  • This 22,000 square foot community centre offers a range of programs and services to the community and includes a full-size gymnasium, fitness centre, an indoor walking track, and youth and senior spaces.
  • Once completed, this project will provide residents in Kingston a modern, sustainable, and green community centre where they can continue to access important community and recreational programs and services for years to come.

Expanded deCoste Centre will offer Pictou County residents better access to cultural and community programming

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 3:30pm

"The deCoste Centre has been a fixture on the Pictou waterfront for over 35 years.

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  • "The deCoste Centre has been a fixture on the Pictou waterfront for over 35 years.
  • The Town of Pictou, the Municipality of the County of Pictou, and the community at large are providing over $1 million.
  • "The new cultural hub will transform the downtown core of Pictou and the surrounding community.
  • Both the deCoste Centre and Pictou Library are invaluable community spaces that provide important services to residents and visitors.

Residents to benefit from green infrastructure improvements in the Inuvik Region

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 1:05am

This would enable the Town to direct funding to other programs and reduce its infrastructure deficit," said His Worship Clarence Wood, Mayor of the Town of Inuvik.

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  • This would enable the Town to direct funding to other programs and reduce its infrastructure deficit," said His Worship Clarence Wood, Mayor of the Town of Inuvik.
  • The Government of Canada is investing over $12.5 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.
  • Details about the second intake will be published to the Infrastructure Canada Green and Inclusive Community Buildings' website as soon as they become available.
  • Announced in December 2020, Canada's Strengthened Climate Plan includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments towards a healthy environment and economy.

#EVWeek in Canada Delivers Investments for Decarbonizing Transportation Across Canada

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Friday, July 15, 2022 - 7:30pm

Given that transportation accounts for 25 percent of emissions, this contribution includes making the switch to pollution-free electrified transportation.

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  • Given that transportation accounts for 25 percent of emissions, this contribution includes making the switch to pollution-free electrified transportation.
  • Since 2015, Canada has invested a historic $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and chargers more accessible.
  • $3.95million to Shell Canada to install 79 EV chargers across 37 retail locations along critical corridors in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
  • These investments are yet another step in reaching Canada's target of ensuring that all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035.

Government of Canada continues partnership with First Nations on climate action

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 3:00pm

Canada is prioritizing initiatives that support self-determined climate action and amplify the leadership of First Nations to advance reconciliation and to address the impacts of climate change.

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  • Canada is prioritizing initiatives that support self-determined climate action and amplify the leadership of First Nations to advance reconciliation and to address the impacts of climate change.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress on First Nations Climate Leadership and the full and effective participation of First Nations in climate change programs.
  • Its work includes identifying barriers to First Nations' participation in decisionmaking and access to climate change programs, and identifying ways to advance First Nations' selfdetermination in climate action.
  • The JCCA is made up of First Nations representatives from all regions in Canada, representatives of the Assembly of First Nations, and Government of Canada officials from numerous federal departments, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Indigenous Services Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Infrastructure Canada.

Canada and the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources partner on expanding and preserving Mi'kmaq environmental and traditional knowledge

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 5:30pm

Funding will go towards the construction of a net-zero carbon facility to house both the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) and the Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre (MELC).

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  • Funding will go towards the construction of a net-zero carbon facility to house both the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) and the Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre (MELC).
  • The facility will be important for encouraging the intergenerational transfer of traditional knowledge and advancing Indigenous-led conservation.
  • The UINR is a trusted voice for the five Mi'kmaq communities in Unama'ki, also known as Cape Breton, on natural resources issues.
  • "The Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources and the Mi'kmaq Environmental Learning Centre are central to preserving the knowledge of Mi'kmaq elders.

Government of Canada and City of Waterloo announce funding to retrofit Waterloo's Albert McCormick Community Centre

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 3:30pm

The Albert McCormick Community Centre is a 70,000 square foot facility that provides a multitude of open and accessible spaces and services.

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  • The Albert McCormick Community Centre is a 70,000 square foot facility that provides a multitude of open and accessible spaces and services.
  • The funding announced today will be used to retrofit the facility to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions through lighting and building envelope upgrades.
  • I am so pleased that generations of Waterloo residents will be able to benefit from this partnership between our government and the City of Waterloo."
  • Albert McCormick Community Centre is an important community hub, and these enhancements make it an even more welcoming facility while operating in a more environmentally-friendly manner.