January 06, 2010
Canada and Ontario Partner with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre to make important Renovations
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Canada and Ontario announced today an investment in partnership with the Western Community Resource Centre that will build an expansion to the building and add a second floor. This total investment of $3,600,000 will help to create local jobs in Ottawa and support children and senior’s in need and families in the community.
To make the announcement, the Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Carleton Mississippi Mills and the Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean joined Cathy Jordan, Executive Director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.
“I am proud today to be jointly announcing funding for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre that will get shovels in the ground, jobs created, and enable this organization be able to continue its services for years to come,” said Minister O’Connor. “Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our government has announced an historic number of projects to help strengthen our communities, including here in Carleton-Mississippi Mills”.
“Today’s investment in the Western Ottawa Community Resources Centre is yet again another demonstration of the McGuinty government’s commitment to strengthening our communities’ not-for-profit sector in Ottawa,” said Minister Jim Watson. “This investment will not only help help create jobs, and stimulate our local economy, but will also help deliver essentials community services to improve the quality of life for residents in Ottawa.”
“We are very pleased that the federal and provincial governments recognize the important role social services play in building stronger communities,” said Cathy Jordan. “This fourth floor will help us partner with other organizations to bring much-needed services to Western Ottawa.”
The project will add a fourth floor to the existing building, resulting in 6,000 ft2 of additional space that will be used to expand services to accommodate the needs of Ottawa’s growing community.
The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre are each investing one-third of the total project cost. Canada’s funding is part of its new national Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, under Canada’s Economic Action Plan unveiled in January 2009. Ontario’s matching contribution is provided through the 2009 Ontario Budget – Confronting the Challenge: Building Our Economic Future.
Canada and Ontario are working together to create jobs and boost the economy, while making significant investments that help communities improve their infrastructure.