Kings, Nova Scotia, June 21, 2021—The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.
Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Jeff Kelly, Executive Director of The Flower Cart Group announced funding for the construction of a new facility for The Flower Cart Group.
The Flower Cart Group addresses the needs and promotes the abilities of adults considered to have an intellectual disability. The organization provides valued work and training opportunities through on-site business activities in order to assist each participant to achieve job performance skills. This funding will allow for the construction of a new facility to consolidate the operations of The Flower Cart Group, helping to reduce operating costs and provide a safer and more efficient working environment. These improvements will increase the quality of community infrastructure, and offer more part-time employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.
The Government of Canada is investing over $1.1 million dollars in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. In addition, the Government of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada Opportunities are each investing $1 million dollars, while The Flower Cart Group is providing the remainder of the funding.