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Press Release

Youth centre benefits from CIP 150 funding

May 31, 2018 – Cambridge Bay, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Over the last two years the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) provided support throughout Nunavut for renovations and upgrades to community infrastructure including arenas and community centres. The final Nunavut-based project to be announced has over $120,000 invested in renovations to the Cambridge Bay Youth Centre.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for CanNor.

The Cambridge Bay Youth Centre benefitted from needed improvements, including insulated and energy efficient windows, kitchen updates, new furniture, along with upgrades to the water, sewage, and fuel tanks. The Centre is an important part of the community providing youth with a structured environment and offering support programs for personal development and guidance.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is pleased to work with the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay to improve important community infrastructure. By supporting this project we are helping to create a welcoming and safe space for youth as well as place for community activities and events.”

– Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for CanNor.

“The Municipality of Cambridge Bay is excited to complete this Youth Centre Revitalization project. Our Youth Centre plays a crucial role in improving the emotional wellbeing of the youth in our community. The Centre provides a safe environment, which allows youth to build peer relationships, develop social skills and improve self-esteem. Quanaqpiaqquhi (thank you) to the Government of Canada for the much appreciated support, we look forward to the continued relationship to enrich the lives of our residents.”

– Pamela Gross, Mayor of Cambridge Bay

Quick facts

  • This investment was part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300-million fund established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, up to $12.8 million was invested across the three territories. The program has now concluded.
  • CanNor invested $120,150 for improvements to the Cambridge Bay Youth Centre. The Hamlet contributed an additional $40,050 for a total investment of $160,200.

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Contacts

Follow Minister Bains on Twitter: @ISED_CA

Karl W. Sasserville
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Innovation,
Science and Economic Development
343-291-2500

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
[email protected]

Craig Welsh
Communications Advisor,
CanNor, Nunavut Region
867-975-3722
[email protected]

Marla Limousin
Senior Administrative Officer
Hamlet of Cambridge Bay
867-983-4655

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