MP Bryan May Announces Funding for Renovations at the Chaplin Family YMCA in Cambridge
Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that the Cambridge Chaplin Family YMCA will receive a grant of $272,250 towards their renovation.
This funding will go towards renovating the space used for the well-used teen drop-in program. It will also fund expanded space for the employment and settlement programs and services offered by the YMCA to newcomers to Canada and those who are seeking employment.
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“As a major supporter of the YMCA in Cambridge, I couldn’t be happier to make this funding announcement. It’s going to improve the programs they offer, create a better space for members, and improve employment opportunities in our community. This is the kind of project with long-term benefits that is perfectly suited to Canada150 funding," said Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
This project is one of over 350 projects approved under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) in southern Ontario.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved in total for CIP 150.
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities. Projects funded through CIP 150 will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
MP Bryan May smiles and points to his former office when he worked for the Cambridge Y...It was also the room where members picked up their towels.
“We are grateful to the Government of Canada for their support of our project to renovate the Chaplin Family YMCA. With these funds, we will expand our offerings in this facility to include new space for our popular Teen Drop-in Zone while also offering employment and settlement services to the people of Cambridge. This is a tremendous opportunity for the YMCA to co-locate our community programs with our health and fitness offerings to broaden our reach and to more fully integrate our work. Doing so will be better for the people who work here, the people who volunteer here, and most importantly, for the people we serve.”
- Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
FedDev Ontario – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
* FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
* Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
* The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
* Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.