Sherbrooke residents will benefit from enhanced culinary and community facilities thanks to Government of Canada support

Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.

Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a total of $228,344 in investments through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for two projects in the Sherbrooke region.

Details on the financial assistance are as follows:

  • The Cuisine collective le Blé d’Or is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $30,629. Through this CED support, it will be able to renovate its two kitchens and install disinfection stations and sterilization equipment. The community will thus benefit from enhanced culinary facilities for cooking or to participate in shared cooking activities.
  • The Corporation de développement communautaire de Sherbrooke is receiving a non‑repayable contribution of $197,715. Through this CED support, it will be able to renovate its community building by improving energy efficiency and accessibility for individuals with reduced mobility. Through this project, community organizations will benefit from spaces that are better adapted to the community’s needs.

The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

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