Federal funding through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program will support five projects, including recreation, community, and cultural facility improvements across Canada.
Backgrounder: Government of Canada announces first projects to be funded under the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program
Government of Canada announces first projects to be funded under the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program
Federal funding through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildingsprogram will support five projects, including recreation, community, and cultural facility improvements across Canada.
The Government of Canada is investing over $5.6 million towards these projects through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program. Applicants are contributing a combined total of over $824,000 towards their respective projects.
Elders Lodge Deep Energy retrofit
Alexander First Nation
Rivière Qui Barre, AB
Facility upgrades with an emphasis on energy efficiency and accessibility including: HVAC system upgrades, infrastructure repair and increased accessibility to the facility. These improvements will greatly benefit and improve the living standards of the in-house elders as well as various high-needs communities in the First Nation.
Magnolia Community Club
Magnolia Community Club,
New spaces for accessible washrooms as well as better insulation, solar panels and improved lighting will ensure the facility meets current building and fire code standards, improves overall access, and integrates new technologies to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Beothic Arena Retrofit and Upgrades Project
A major roof repair and upgrades to the building’s operations systems will improve overall energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions and enhance the climate resilience of the building, providing residents a safe and comfortable facility for exercise and socialization.
Interpretive Renewal Project Phase II
Cape Breton Miners Foundation,
An upgrade and retrofit to the
Cape Breton Miners Museum including the installation of solar panels, and improved LED fixtures in the lobby, “Men of the Deeps” Theatre, Lamphouse and pre-tour area. Upgrades will also enable those who have physical challenges and mobility issues to enter the museum’s underground exhibits.
Sandy Lake Arena Retrofit
Sandy Lake First Nation, ON
Upgrades including roof and ceiling repair, wall and ceiling insulation, and replacement of the ice plant mechanical system, ventilation, and adding ramps and accessible washrooms will increase the community arena’s energy efficiency and accessibility.