Cultural spaces

Cultural spaces in North to get CIP 150 funding

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The second phase of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is now underway, with the government offering an additional $150 million to renovate community and cultural spaces across the country.

Of this investment, $6.4 million will be dedicated to improvements in the North, from arenas and parks to community centres. Indigenous peoples and a clean-growth economy will be prioritized during this second phase.

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is accepting applications for projects in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on an ongoing basis. Municipal, regional and Indigenous governments, public sector bodies delivering municipal-type infrastructure services, and incorporated not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding.

“These Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investments will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate the North’s rich heritage and history,” noted Michael McLeod, MP for Northwest Territories.

Eligible projects could include repairing a museum’s roof, improving accessibility to a community centre, expanding a gymnasium, or extending a trail or bike path..

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