WINDSOR, ON, May 20, 2021 / CNW / – Across the country, young Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, education and ability to bond with friends and community. Together, Canada and Ontario strive to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild local communities, businesses and services, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
Today, the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor — Tecumseh; the Honorable Laurie Scott, from ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and John elliot, Executive Director of the Sandwich Teen Action Group, announced the completion of the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG) roof revitalization project.
The government of Canada invested in $ 42,000 in this project through the Community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the Invest in Canada plan. The government of Ontario provided more than $ 35,000, while STAG contributed the rest of the project funding, with more than $ 28,000.
This project consisted of replacing the roof of the east wing and gymnasium of the STAG community center. Completion of this project means that STAG can create a more comfortable and safe environment to host a wide range of after-school programs, recreational events, homework clubs, peer group meetings and case intervention services. crisis for young people and marginalized populations in Windsor-County of Essex. It also means that more community members will be able to use the facility, thus creating stronger bonds with the community.
All levels of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario make strategic investments in infrastructure in communities across the province when needed most.
“As a mother, I understand how important it is for our young people to be able to spend time with their friends and to have a place to go in their community where they feel comfortable, safe and respected. By investing in improving the Teen Action Group Community Sandwich Center, the federal government is supporting young people in the region by helping them strengthen their relationships with their peers, families and mentors, while enabling them to reach their full potential. . from Canada The infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities. “
The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“For years the Sandwich Teen Action Group has remained committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for inner city youth. Windsor and the West End. I am very proud that our government is investing in STAG and strengthening their ability to support young people through increased access to sports, recreation and after-school programs. “
Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor — Tecumseh
“Faced with COVID-19, the Ontario The government continues to move forward with infrastructure investments and accelerate construction of projects so that we can provide young people with healthy opportunities to socialize and participate in recreational activities. It is a way for us to strengthen communities and create jobs. Support local infrastructure projects by Windsor helps protect the health and well-being of people, while helping the province’s economic recovery this year and for many years to come. “
The Honorable Laurie Scott, from ontario Minister of Infrastructure
“The Sandwich Teen Action Group is a community organization that responds to the identified needs of young people in the Windsor – Essex region. We are committed to providing programs for positive life experiences in a safe and caring environment that enable young people to find support to cope with problems and lead healthy lives. “
John elliot, Executive Director of the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG)
Through the Invest in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade routes and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
On the other side Ontario, the government of Canada invested more than $ 9.8 billion in more than 3,100 infrastructure projects.
Across the province and over the next 10 years, Ontario invests around $ 320 million and Canada invests around $ 407 million as part of the Community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program. This component supports the construction of new facilities and the modernization of existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (community centers, libraries), recreation areas (arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (theaters, museums).
Ontario invests on $ 10.2 billion as part of the investment in Canada Infrastructure program to improve public transportation; community, culture and recreation; green, rural and northern communities and other priority infrastructure.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario
Invest in Canada Plan the project map
Map of Ontario construction project: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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