Canada – Western PEI will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

March 18, 2022 · Wellington, Prince Edward Island· Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, announced total investments of $706,410 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for eight projects in western Prince Edward Island. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

“Strong, vibrant communities in Prince Edward Island are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economic recovery. Investing in shared public spaces helps revitalize local economies, boosts tourism, creates jobs, and gives residents a place to come together safely.”

–    The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

CCRF funding will support two major streams of activity:

o    adapt community spaces and assets so that they may be used safely in accordance with local public health guidelines,

o    build or improve community spaces to encourage Canadians to re-engage in, and explore their communities and regions. 

Eligible recipients will include not-for-profit organizations; rural, municipal or regional governments; Indigenous groups and communities; and public sector bodies that provide municipal-type infrastructure. 

Priority may be given to projects that encourage the participation of underrepresented groups and take into consideration the unique challenges of rural and remote communities. 

For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses, or to apply for the CCRF, reach out to your regional development agency.

Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery in the region. Application intake is open through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Jobs and Growth Fund, Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative and Tourism Relief Fund.

Canada – Labrador will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

The Government of Canada invests more than $462,000 in 10 community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

The Government of Canada invests more than $462,000 in 10 community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.


Client:  Amaruk Golf and Sports Club Inc.

Project:  Renovate an older building to develop it into an accessible multi-purpose facility by upgrading the restrooms, storage and welcome areas.

Total:  $120,000


Client:  Smokey Mountain Ski Club

Project:  Upgrade grooming equipment, enhance the snowboard park and improve the trails for walking, hiking and the future development of a bike park.

Total:  $85,340


Client:  Pinware Town Council

Project:  Renovate the community centre to improve its amenities and make it more accessible by adding front and fire escape wheelchair ramps, new shingles, windows, doors and siding. Update the interior to make it more energy efficient with better insulation, LED lights and a heat pump system.

Total:  $50,000


Client:  Snowbirds Gymnastics Club Inc.

Project:  Expand and improve program offerings to more residents by adding gymnastic equipment to accommodate a wider range of ages and skill levels.

Total:  $48,750


Client:  Town of L’Anse au Clair

Project:  Develop community greenhouses and acquire a brush mower and energy efficient lighting to enhance trails and other outdoor spaces.

Total:  $47,307


Client:  Melville Mantas Swim Club Inc.

Project:  Add equipment for hosting swim meets and to make the facility more accessible.

Total:  $26,133


Client:  Basque Whalers Snowmobile Club

Project:  Upgrade the trail system from Red Bay to the Quebec/Labrador border and improve the garage maintenance area for better access to equipment and repairs.

Total:  $22,500


Client:  Indoor Play Labrador Inc.

Project:  Acquire therapeutic equipment and renovate the facility to improve accessibility with a sensory room for children of all abilities to play together.

Total:  $21,750


Client:  Town of Mary’s Harbour

Project:  Expand a community garden and construct a root cellar and tool shed to help revitalize the community space.

Total:  $21,652


Client:  Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance Inc.

Project:  Upgrade with more LED lighting and portable lights for the theatre and throughout the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre.

Total:  $19,165


TOTAL:  $462,597

Canada – Labrador will benefit from investments in community infrastructure to help bring people back to public spaces safely

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

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

August 12, 2021 · Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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

The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, announced total investments of $462,597 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for 10 projects in Labrador. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

“Through investments like these, our government is supporting economic development in communities of every size, in every region. We have helped put small- and medium-sized businesses on the road to recovery. Now it’s time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”

–         The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“During the pandemic we may not have been able to gather in our communities, but we still felt the strength and support of our neighbours. Now is the time to improve our public spaces so they are ready for us to come together again. This Government of Canada investment in Labrador communities and organizations will help create a brighter future.”

–      Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador

Launched in June 2021, the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) provides $500 million over two years to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces, helping to create the conditions and accessibility to stimulate local economies and bring Canadians back together once it is safe to do so.

The fund helps communities:

adapt public spaces so that they can be used safely, and
build or improve community assets to encourage Canadians to re-engage in and explore their regions.

 

Canada’s regional development agencies are continuing to deliver targeted support for economic recovery in the region. Application intake is now open in Atlantic Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, Jobs and Growth Fund, Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative and Tourism Relief Fund.

The funding announced today is conditional on the signing of contribution agreements between the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Amaruk Golf and Sports Club Inc., Smokey Mountain Ski Club, Pinware Town Council, Snowbirds Gymnastics Club Inc., the Town of L’Anse au Clair, Melville Mantas Swim Club Inc., Basque Whalers Snowmobile Club, Indoor Play Labrador Inc., the Town of Mary’s Harbour and the Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance Inc.

Canada – Charlottetown area will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Charlottetown area will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19August 13, 2021 · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

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

The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced total investments of $141,655 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for two projects in the Charlottetown area. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder. 

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

“Through investments like these, our government is supporting economic development in communities of every size, in every region. We have helped put small- and medium-sized businesses on the road to recovery. Now it’s time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

Catherine Mounier-Desrochers

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Economic

Development and Official Languages

Catherine.Mounier-Desrochers@canada.ca

Nao Group Set to Benefit from Post-Pandemic Expansion of Co-Working Sector Globally

LONDONMay 11, 2021PRLog — Nao Group, the London-based property development firm, predicts a renewed period of growth for the coworking sector as positive developments to combat Covid-19 make strides towards a global post-pandemic recovery that will see lockdown measures slowly easing in the next coming months worldwide.

Following a turbulent year for the global economy, the Company stands to benefit from the long-term positive effects Covid-19 inadvertly had in the coworking sector as changing attitudes to work and employment point towards flexible and remote working as a more productive and cost effective option. Research from University College London shows that 82% of employees around the globe hope to work remotely at least once a week after the pandemic.  Numerous independent studies have also provided feedbacks referencing compulsory work-from-home or opting for a nearby co-working space becoming a significant eye-opener for many businesses of different scales and across different sectors, globally.  These trends among others, stand to increase demand for vibrant coworking spaces such as those developed by Nao Group.

The Company focuses on promising yet underserved UK regions, creating spaces that are designed for agile working while also providing key networking opportunities. Having recently been acquired by the Asian backed investment group, Dragon Gate, Nao Group has announced plans to expand its network of coworking properties through strategic property acquisition and development projects.

In support of the Group’s outlook, Dragon Gate Director Wang Heng  further comments:

“We hear a lot about the ‘new normal’ and coworking is right at the centre of that. As lockdown measures slowly ease, organisations of all sizes are looking for new ways to support their employees while reconsidering their approach to office space. Nao Group’s convenient and affordable coworking environments address this rapidly growing demand for shared workplaces, and we look forward to growing a stronger footprint in the UK and beyond, in the near future.” https://naogroup.com

About Nao Group

Nao Group is an international commercial property developer focused on creating coworking communities across the UK.

Concentrated on acquiring and developing prime real estate in rapidly developing regions, the Company has found success in the cultivation of vibrant coworking communities across London and beyond.

With an entrepreneurial management team and a strategy for global growth, Nao Group is well-positioned to capture a significant share of the growing office real estate development market.

About Dragon Gate Group

Dragon Gate is a private investment group with a significant foothold in the Chinese market and a mandate for global expansion. With a senior management team that has extensive experience across the property and finance sectors, Nao Group benefits from collaboration with a successful team that shares its global outlook and access to capital that allows the group to secure cross-border opportunities at the forefront of market expansion.