Canada and Prince Edward Island fund new facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Charlottetown
Charlottetown: The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities across the province, enhance quality of life, and support economic recovery from COVID-19.
Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Joel Dennis, Tremploy Inc. Executive Director, announced funding for a new facility to provide vocational training and support services to adults with intellectual disabilities in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
On the main floor, the new two-storey facility will include a classroom and kitchen, program area, a wood products shop, offices and storage. The upstairs will include a kitchen program area and cafeteria, several program areas, a boardroom, administration offices, as well as a flexible space that could be used for social enterprise.
This project will benefit the community by providing a modern, safe, and efficient facility where Tremploy Inc. can continue to offer meaningful opportunities for work to adults with intellectual disabilities. Their lives will be enriched through a variety of services including day programs, one-to-one support, employment assistance services, and special events.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.4 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing more than $2 million towards total eligible costs for this project, while Tremploy Inc. is providing the balance of the funding with more than $1.6 million.