MP Vic Toews has announced support for the Vita Community Child Care Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The statement made by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Provencher, was made on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
“Our Government is focused on what matters to Canadians – creating jobs and growth,” said Minister Toews. “Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Program, our Government continues to support communities across the country.”
The Harper Government’s investment of $100,250 will enhance the services provided by the Vita Community Child Care Centre and create jobs. With the funds provided today, a recently purchased house will be renovated to include new doors, windows and flooring. Once complete, the building will be relocated to expand the Centre. The renovations and expanded Centre will make it possible to serve more families in Vita and the surrounding areas.
“We are so pleased to be receiving these federal funds today,” said Donna Wiersema Osadchuk, President, Vita Community Child Care Centre Inc. “Because of the countless hours of hard work, the passionate effort of our volunteer Board and the graciousness of local businesses, other organizations, and our local, provincial and federal governments in providing financial support, our dreams have come to fruition. Eight years ago we had the vision to build a new child care centre in Vita, and today we have a 35-space licensed child care facility, for the benefit of the children in our community. Thank you to all who believed in us.”
In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.
Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating, small and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.