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CanNor makes key investment of over $ 3.1 million in nine NWT community infrastructure revitalization projects

March 28, 2022 - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Public spaces in communities across the territories, and across Canada, are critical for supporting the well-being of residents, enticing visitors and encouraging tourism, supporting local businesses and creating jobs. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of public spaces as important community assets.

CanNor has been there with financial support for northern businesses and communities since the beginning of the pandemic, and now continues with support delivered through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to help with recovery in communities across the Northwest Territories.

CanNor investment supports NWT community projects

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, announced a combined investment of over $3.1 million, delivered through CanNor, to support nine projects and help communities across the Northwest Territories recover and grow.

These investments support the building of new community infrastructure, and revitalizing already existing structures and assets, while making them safer, greener and more accessible, so that residents and businesses alike can thrive as the Northwest Territories starts to emerge from COVID-related restrictions.  

Funding these initiatives contributes to the overall well-being of northerners and Indigenous peoples across the territory. Today's announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to help communities in the Northwest Territories rebound and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, given that economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of northern communities.

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