Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (Canada)

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Key Points: 
  • "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.

Government of Canada funds new net-zero River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre in Edmonton

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 7:05pm

"Accessible outdoor spaces are vital to local communities; fostering connections, and improving the mental and physical health of residents.

Key Points: 
  • "Accessible outdoor spaces are vital to local communities; fostering connections, and improving the mental and physical health of residents.
  • The new River Valley Outdoor Activity Center will provide inclusive cultural and sport experiences, accessible by Edmontonians all year round.
  • "The Edmonton Ski Clubis passionately committed to providing affordable outdoor recreation opportunities to families and individuals of all abilities.
  • The River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre will be led by the Edmonton Ski Club, a non-profit society which is contributing more than $4.6 million to this project.

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.

Key Points: 
  • "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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

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).

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

The CIB to invest up to $68 million in Durham Region's battery electric buses

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Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:30pm

The CIB's investment will contribute towards a portion of the capital acquisition costs of the battery electric buses.

Key Points: 
  • The CIB's investment will contribute towards a portion of the capital acquisition costs of the battery electric buses.
  • A high priority in DRT's E-Mission Zero strategy , battery electric buses can improve the quality of life for Durham Region residents who will benefit from cleaner commuting options.
  • The implementation of up to 100 battery electric buses is estimated to save approximately 8,000 tonnes ofcarbon emissions per year.
  • I am pleased the CIB is making this important investment to support Durham Region's expansion of zero-emission buses.

Canada's Core Public Infrastructure survey provides new dataset on roads, bridges and tunnels to provide Canadian communities with the information needed to make smart public infrastructure decisions

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 3:00pm

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of data on the status of Canada's roads, bridges and tunnels through Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey, for reference year 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of data on the status of Canada's roads, bridges and tunnels through Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey, for reference year 2020.
  • The survey supports an evidence and results-based approach to public infrastructure policies, programs and investment decisions.
  • The survey aims to help all orders of government make informed decisions regarding public infrastructure investments in order to provide the modern infrastructure that Canada needs.
  • Canada's Core Public Infrastructure survey is an Infrastructure Canada initiative administered through Statistics Canada.

Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey provides Canadian communities with the information needed to make smart decisions for modern, public infrastructure

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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 8:00pm

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of data on the status of Canada's public transit through Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey, for reference year 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of data on the status of Canada's public transit through Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey, for reference year 2020.
  • The survey supports an evidence and results based approach to public infrastructure policies, programs and investment decisions.
  • Canada's Core Public Infrastructure survey is an Infrastructure Canada initiative administered through Statistics Canada.
  • The Daily, Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey, Public transit, 2020: The DailyCanada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey: Public transit assets, 2020 (statcan.gc.ca)
    For more information on theCCPIsurvey, including links to the survey questions, please visit Statistics Canada's Website .