Government of Canada Investment Supports Social and Economic Growth in Constance Lake First Nation
March 16, 2017 – Constance Lake First Nation, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor
A Government of Canada investment of $100,000 will help Constance Lake First Nation expand and improve its existing community hall. This facility is an important gathering place and a vital social hub in the community.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) investment. The renovations will help provide additional space for local events, equipment storage and for the local food bank, and will include enhancements to kitchen facilities. In addition, an emergency generator will be purchased, enabling the community to use the hall as an emergency centre.
“Investing in local infrastructure is vital to the long-term growth and prosperity of Northern Ontario’s Indigenous communities. Today’s announcement supports our government’s commitment to build strong and healthy communities by restoring and upgrading important facilities that bring people together.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
“We are thankful that the Government of Canada, through FedNor, is helping us expand and improve our community hall. These improvements will leave our community a lasting legacy and ensure the facility continues to fulfill its important role as a community gathering place.”
Chief Rick Allen, Constance Lake First Nation
- CIP 150, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada are helping to create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.
- FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.