Province Funding Infrastructure in North Eastern Ontario
Projects Approved under the Canada-Ontario Small Communities Fund
Residents of Burk's Falls, Parry Sound, and Georgina Island First Nation will benefit from important infrastructure investments thanks to joint funding from the governments of Ontario and Canada through the Small Communities Fund.
Burk's Falls, Parry Sound and Georgina Island First Nation will all see improvements to their water management systems. These upgrades will ensure safe, clean environments for residents and improve the quality of drinking water for families in the communities.
The Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Through the program, Ontario and Canada are each providing $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, support job creation and economic growth, and help local residents to sustain a high quality of life for years to come.
Investing in local communities is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Ontario is investing $2,652,812 for these three projects.
- The government of Canada will match the funding for the projects.
- The applicants will be responsible for the remaining costs of their projects.
- Ontario is making the largest public infrastructure investment in the province's history — more than $130 billion over ten years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average.
“Our government is committed to funding priority infrastructure projects to help Ontario thrive. By investing over $130 million in infrastructure over the next ten years, we are helping to create a stable future for Ontarians. Small communities are the backbone of the province, and we know projects like these are key to creating good jobs, growing the economy, and building a safe environment.”
“We are investing in important infrastructure projects that will create a healthier environment and stronger economy for Northern Ontario communities. This is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history, which will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.”