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Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver

Canada and British Columbia investments in local infrastructure help build community connections for people in Metro Vancouver

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing close to $4 million in the five projects noted below through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience stream. Canada is contributing over $3 million, and B.C. is contributing more than $794,000. Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements regarding consultations with Indigenous groups. 

Under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects for local government and not-for-profit organizations is up to 80%, with the Province adding 20% to achieve 100% funding. The federal government is providing 100% funding for projects intended for Indigenous communities.

In addition to the list below, more projects will be announced in the coming weeks.

Project Information:








Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal

Funding

Provincial

Funding

Maple Ridge

Albion Park Playground Replacement Project

Replace the playground equipment with new, safer structures

$112,000

$28,000

New Westminster

Urban Reforestation and Biodiversity Enhancement Initiative

Reforest 1 hectare of parkland, with approximately 2,200 trees and install new irrigation, signage and fencing

$1,396,990

$349,248

Port Moody

Recreation Arena Chiller Replacement Project

Replace two chillers, and conduct mechanical and structural work

$868,594

$217,148

Richmond

Thompson Community Centre & Hall Infrastructure Renewals

Install UV disinfection system, renovate washrooms and drinking fountains, and upgrade HVAC system

$720,000

$180,000

Vancouver

Historic Joy Kogawa House Society – Chimney Restraint and Roof Replacement

Replace garage roof, and install new chimney restraint and renewable energy system

$81,290

$20,322

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