Chapleau Heritage Museum receives $50,000 from CIP 150

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Chapleau Museum
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Chapleau, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment of $50,000 in the Township of Chapleau to assist with renovations to the Chapleau Heritage Museum. Specifically, the contribution will be used to address moisture issues, install a ventilation system, replace windows and doors, increase accessibility, and restore artifacts.

“Today’s investment will help refresh an important community asset where community members, including regional francophone residents and members of the Chapleau Cree, Brunswick House, and Chapleau Ojibwe First Nations, may exhibit their artifacts and showcase their diverse history, which in turn will support the local tourism industry and help diversify the regional economy.” – Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.

“We are pleased that the Government of Canada, through FedNor, is supporting our efforts to upgrade the Chapleau Heritage Museum that will ensure its long-term viability, and provide us with a venue to educate residents and tourists on our community’s rich history and many achievements.” – Michael Levesque, Mayor, Township of Chapleau

Quick facts:

  • Canada CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.

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