Communities in Atlantic Canada flourish when they have community 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, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Member of Parliament for Cardigan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities, announced a combined investment of $400,000 for Glenaladale Heritage Trust Inc. The funding will help restore the estate by preserving the Glenaladale house; re-establishing the Glenaladale farm and multilingual site interpretation; and developing a sculptural forest and disc golf course. These contributions, along with investment from Glenaladale Heritage Trust, will revitalize an important cultural asset for the community, bringing renewed interest and visitation.
Minister MacAulay announced $300,000 in support to the project through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
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 on Prince Edward Island are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economic recovery. Investing in shared public spaces like the Glenaladale Estate in Tracadie Cross 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
“This project is the result of years of passion and dedication from the people at the Glenaladale Heritage Trust and I’m excited to see their vision become a reality. Thanks to their efforts, the wonderful rural community of Tracadie Cross and surrounding areas will benefit for years to come.”
– The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan
“The Glenaladale Estate is an incredibly important historical and cultural Island site. The Glenaladale Heritage Trust has worked tirelessly over the years to restore and preserve this location for future generations. Investments in these local initiatives are not only important to our understanding of how Prince Edward Island came to be but allows us to be better informed on where we can go as a province.“
– The Honourable Jamie Fox, Prince Edward Island Minister of Fisheries and Communities
- ACOA is providing $300,000 in support through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).
- The Government of PEI is providing $100,000 in support through the Rural Growth Initiative – Community Revitalization Program.
- 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.