Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize public spaces and grow vibrant communities
Saturday, May 21 – Madeira Park, B.C. – Pacific Economic Development Canada
Shared public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and stimulating local economies. In Madeira Park, like so many places across Canada, the community is ready to welcome back residents to vibrant and refreshed public spaces.
The Government of Canada recognizes that many well-loved spaces have laid dormant while Canadians have taken precautions to stay safe. Upgrading exisiting community infrastructure and building new public assets will help Canadian cities and towns provide better access to recreational programs and facilities while boosting their economic vitality.
Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of $268,655 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Pender Harbour Community School Society.
This funding will allow the Society to build a new Pender Harbour Learning Centre in Madeira Park. The project will revitalize an important community facility by repurposing the existing building and installing two new modular units, complete with washroom amenities and accessibility features. The upgraded space will facilitate vital after-school programs and youth drop-in activities, as well as community workshops, resource sharing, and referral services.
The CCRF was launched in June 2021. It is providing $500 million over two years for Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in projects that build and improve community infrastructure. The Government of Canada is committed to rejuvenating public spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.