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2014 - 2015 Funding Announcements
MiramichiChatham Pioneer Senior Citizens Club inc.
Bettering our Future for Seniors - $24,973

MiramichiClub d'âge d’or de Rogersville
Agrandissement de la salle de jeu - $18,054

MiramichiLa Rencontre des Amis de Lagacéville inc
Réparation et installation d'une rampe - $24,952

MiramichiLe Club d'âge d'or d'Acadieville
La vie active - une prevention - $24,418

MiramichiMiramichi Senior Sawdust Makers Inc. (MSSI)
Woodworking shop - $25,000

MiramichiMyers United Church Hardwicke
Basement Reconstruction - $25,000

MiramichiNewcastle Baptist Church (NUBC)
Washroom for Seniors and those with Special Needs - $23,500

MiramichiParish of Hardwicke Anglican Church
Kitchen makeover - $20,504

MiramichiThe Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens Club
Building Improvements - $2,542

MiramichiThe Government of Canada supports rehabilitation of Centennial Bridge in Miramichi
Funding of up to $38.6 million

Myers United ChurchConstructing wheelchair ramps & new entrance steps
$4950

River of Life Assembly IncBuilding and extension, installing accessibility lift, renovating an existing washroom & installing an accessibility ramp
$37,862

The Point ChurchExterior ramp & accessible washrooms, & installing accessible doors
$50,000

Hospice MiramichiInstalling an elevator
$50,000

Mount Saint Joseph Foundation IncInstalling multi-level workstations for increased accessibility
$20,010

Harper Government Fulfils Commitment of Creating 550 Jobs at Public Service Pay Centre and Announces Partnership With Four CollegesThe Public Service Pay Centre welcomed the final wave of 207 new employees reaching its full staff complement of 550 employees. This milestone fulfills the commitment made by the Prime Minister in August 2010 to create 550 jobs in Miramichi by 2015 with the establishment of the federal pay centre

Harper Government announces support for seniors in MiramichiNine Organizations (La Rencontre des Amis de Lagacéville Inc., Le Club d'Âge d'Or d'Acadieville, Miramichi Senior SawdustMakers Inc. (MSSI), Myers United Church Hardwicke, Newcastle Baptist Church (NUBC), Chatham Pioneer Senior Citizens Club Inc., Club d’âge d’or de Rogersville, Parish of Hard-wicke Anglican Church and The Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens Club) are receiving a total of near $190,000 for their projects from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

Federal Gas Tax Fund Investments Continue to Benefit Blackville— $66,368 to wastewater system

Federal Gas Tax Fund Investments Continue to Benefit Rogersville— $78,435

Federal Gas Tax Fund Investments Continue to Benefit Boiestown— $159,082 refurbish ball field, purchase blue bins & expand park

Federal Gas Tax Fund Investments Continue to Benefit Miramichi— $1,194,022

MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon Announces Investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program — The Government of Canada has approved a contribution of $33,517 to add a splash pad to the existing community park.

Federal Gas Tax Fund Investments Continue to Benefit the Village of Neguac — $112, 491 to wastewater system

High-speed Internet coming to approximately 2,500 households in Miramichi, over 19,000 households across New Brunswick Government of Canada will invest up to $5.99 million to connect over 19,000 homes across New Brunswick to faster Internet services.
Minister of State Holder and Ms. O’Neill Gordon highlighted that more than 2,500 households in the Miramichi area will benefit from the investment announced today. Funding will be provided to two recipients: Bell Aliant and Xplornet. Bell Aliant will receive $3.07 million to connect more than 3,300 homes across the province, and Xplornet will receive $2.92 million to connect more than 16,000

Harper Government announces new investments in Kouchibouguac National Park — announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $30 million in several projects across Kouchibouguac National Park

2013 - 2014 Funding Announcements
Charlo Golden AgeProjet d'isolation - $6942
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club d'Âge d'Or le Villageois IncAmélioration d'équipement (achat) - $17,092
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club d'Âge d'Or d'AtholvilleParticipations sociale et actives des aînés - $24,251
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club des Aînés-es de Notre-Dame-des NeigesPEP : Participation, engagement et partage - $24,999
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

La Coop du Club d'Âge d'Or de Ste Anne de MadawaskaRevêtement & rénovation du toit - $16,300
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

La Coop du Club de l'Âge d'Or de Rivière-Verte ltêeSécurité et confort des aînés - $16,120
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

St. Louis Lane Seniors ClubBasement and Addition - $25,000
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Université du Troisième Âge du Nord-Ouest inc (UTANO)Les plaisirs de garder son autonomie - $25,000
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Camp Sheldrake Inc50+ Outdoors Program - $23,800
Miramichi

Le Club d'Âge d'Or d'AcadievilleAméliorer la vie de la communauté - $24,350
Miramichi

Mount Saint Joseph Foundation— Snoezelen Room Therapy Program - $22,346

Government of Canada invests more than $144,000 in seniors’ projects in Miramichi Eight (8) organizations in the Miramichi Riding will receive $144,108 for their projects
Organization NameProject TitleCityAmount of Funding
Paroisse de l'AscensionAmis à travers les &3226;gesBeaverbrook$10,500
The Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizesn clubBuilding ImprovementsMiramichi$11,733
Doaktown Community/School LibraryThe Gathering Place/Living History ProjectDoaktown$25,000
Ladies Auxiliay, Royal Canadian Legion-Normandy Branch 78Kitchen RenovationBoiestown$22,987
New Jersey & Burnt Church Seniors Friendly GroupRenovationsBurnt Church$25,000
Esgenoopetitj Environment and Cultural SocietyAdopt-an-Elder ProgramEsgenoopetitj$25,000
Le Club d'Age d'Or d'AcadievilleVie sociale et communautaireAcadieville$18,6500
The Anglican Parish of ChathamRenovationsMiramichi$22,238

Tilly O'Neill Gordon: Economic Action Plan 2014 Demonstrates Commitment to Jobs and OpportunitiesEconomic Action Plan 2014 includes key measures to support New Brunswick families and strengthen our economy, while keeping taxes low and returning to balanced budgets in 2015, including:

  • Launching the Canada Job Grant: so that Canadians can get the skills training they need to get in-demand jobs.
  • Creating the Canada Apprentice Loan: which will provide apprentices in Red Seal trades access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year.
  • Launching a Job Matching Service: this new service will automatically match Canadians looking for work with employers looking to hire them.
  • Increasing Paid Internships for Young Canadians: investing $55 million to create paid internships for recent graduates in small and medium-sized businesses and in high-demand fields.
  • Helping Older Workers Get Back to Work: investing $75 million in the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers to support older workers who want to participate in the job market.
  • Cutting Red Tape for Small Business: cutting 800,000 payroll remittances for 50,000 small businesses.
  • Making Landmark Investments in Research & Innovation: $1.5 billion over the next decade for research at universities through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
  • Conserving Canada’s Natural Heritage: investing in Canada’s national parks and historic canals, conserving recreational fisheries, expanding tax relief for the environmental conservation of lands, encouraging clean energy generation with tax relief to new green technologies, and more.
  • Supporting Families: enhancing tax relief for families adopting a child, expanding tax relief for health-related services, capping wholesale wireless rates to make service more affordable, cracking down on cross-border price discrimination, and more. Strengthening Communities: improving broadband in rural and remote communities, establishing a $200 million National Disaster Mitigation Program to help communities prepare for natural disasters, introducing a Search and Rescue Volunteers Tax Credit, and more.
  • Standing Up for Victims of Crime: implementing the Victim’s Bill of Rights and proving funding for a DNA-based Missing Persons Index.
  • And much more.
Unlike the previous Liberal government, who balanced the budget on the backs of the provinces, our Conservative Government continued to grow provincial transfers to record levels. For New Brunswick, the federal budget confirmed that transfers will total $2.6 billion in 2014-15 – a whopping 27% increase from under the previous Liberal government

Federal Government Launches $10-million National Recreational Trails Program— Thanks to a partnership between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition, $10 million will be available between 2014 and 2016 to help expand and rehabilitate Canada’s snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and non-motorized trail system

Federal Gas Tax Fund Supports Infrastructure in the Miramichi riding— With this instalment, $1.7 million is being made available to our municipalities

2012 - 2013 Funding Announcements
Club d'Age d'Or de Dalhousie Golden Age ClubRenovations - $25,000
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club de l'Âge d'Or de Rivière-Verte ltée-Renovations - $25,000
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Co-op du Club d'Âge d'Or Mgr. Morneau Ltée-Renovations - $25,000
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Le Club d'âge d'or des forges Ledges coop ltée- Renovations - $20,842
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Université du Troisième Âge du Nord-Ouest inc (UTANO) - Entre aînés, informons-nous! – $25,000
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Doaktown Community / School Library- The Gathering Place/ Living History Project - $25,000
(Miramichi)

Esgenoopetitj Environment and Cultural Society - Adopt-an-Elder Program - $25,000
(Miramichi)

Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion – Normandy Branch 78- Kitchen Renovations - $22,987
(Miramichi)

Le Club d'Âge d'Or d'Acadieville - Vie sociale et communautaire - $18,650
(Miramichi)

New Jersey & Burnt Church Seniors Friendly Group - Updates and renovations - $25,000
(Miramichi)

Paroisse de l'Ascension - Amis à travers les ages - $10,500
(Miramichi)

Tabusintac Royal Canadian Legion - H.E.L.P. (Healthy Educational Learning Program) - $8000
(Miramichi)

H.E.L.P. (Healthy Educational Learning Program) - Renovations - $22,238
(Miramichi)

The Friendly Neighbours Senior Citizens Club - Building Improvements - $11,733
(Miramichi)

MP for Miramichi Tilly O'Neill Gordon Announces Funding for the Irish Festival - The organization has received funding of $16,400

Government of Canada invests in almost 2000 seniors’ projects - Six (6) organizations in the Miramichi Riding will receive almost $120,000 for their projects to repair roofs, renovate, buy furniture and improve facilities to increase the social participation and inclusion of their seniors by making it accessible to all seniors and those with restricted mobility.

MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon announces funding for experience doaktown and for the Miramichi folksong festival - Experience Doaktown will receive $4,600.00
Miramichi Folksong Festival will receive $3,800.00

Harper government creates summer jobs for students in the riding of Miramichi - Create more than 280summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy with approximately $ 720,000 in funding

MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon announces funding for the Canada’s Irish Festival on the Miramichi - received funding of $16,400.00

Government of Canada announces support for parents of critically ill children - Parents who must take time off work to care for a child who has a life-threatening illness or injury would be able to apply for up to 35 weeks of this new EI special benefit.

Member of Parliament Tilly O’Neill Gordon Announces Funding for New War Memorial in Belledune - announced up to $50,000 for a project in Belledune to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Harper Government helps more than half a million Canadians buy their first home - Ottawa, Ontario, January 21, 2013. MP for Miramichi, Tilly O’Neill Gordon, celebrates the success of the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit, which was introduced by the Harper Government in 2009.
“Buying a first home is an exciting and important stage in the lives of many Canadians. That is why our Government has introduced a number of measures to support hardworking Canadian families as they take the leap into home ownership,” said Minister Shea. “The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit is helping create jobs, growth and long term prosperity for all Canadians.” Since its introduction in Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2009, more than 550,000 Canadians have taken advantage of the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit, resulting in more than $2.5 billion claimed by Canadian families.

The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit allows for $5,000 to be claimed for the purchase of a qualifying home in 2012, if both of the following apply:

  • The individual or their spouse or common-law partner acquired a qualifying home; and
  • The individual did not live in another home that they owned, or that was owned by their spouse or common-law partner in the year of acquisition or in any of the four preceding years.
However, an individual does not have to be a first-time home buyer if eligible for the Disability Tax Credit or if acquiring the home for the benefit of a related person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

“In this uncertain global economy, our Government is supporting Canadian families. This credit puts money back into the pockets of hard-working Canadians,” said MP O’Neill Gordon. “That’s money that can be saved or reinvested in Canada’s economy, resulting in economic growth and job creation.”

The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit is part of the Harper Government’s strong record of providing tax relief to Canadians. Thanks to these efforts the average family of four now receives more than $3,000 in extra tax savings. The federal tax burden for all Canadians is now the lowest it’s been in half a century.

2011 - 2012 Funding Announcements
Club d'âge d'or amitié inc. - Santé et sécurité - $20,162
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club d'âge d'or d'Atholville - Qualité de l'environnement pour les membres - $17,451
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Club d'âge d'or de St-Joseph - Rénovation et réparation - $25,000
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

Hermitage Social Committee - Renovations to Hermitage Centre - $18,000
(Miramichi)

Island View Seniors - Wheelchair Accessible Washroom - $25,000
(Miramichi)

Le club d'âge d'or d'Acadieville - Le bien-être de la communauté - $24,359
(Miramichi)

Mount Saint Joseph Foundation - Friends thru the ages - $18,600
(Miramcihi)

New Jersey Community Group - Community hall restoration - $23, 934
(Miramichi)

North & South Esk Lions Club - Replace furniture - $10,000
(Miramichi)

St. Louis Lane Senior’s Club - Basement renovations - $18,443
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Université du troisi&3232;me âge du Nord-Ouest inc. (UTANO)- Dites 'Non à la violence' - $25,000
(Madawaska-Restigouche)

Village de Balmoral - Le Finale des jeux des aînés de l'Acadie 2012 - $25,000
(Madawaska – Restigouche)

MP O’Neill Gordon begins 2011 with new duties in the House of Commons - MP for Miramichi, had a number of accomplishments in 2010 including securing the transfer of the Public Works and Government Services Canada Centre of Expertise, which will create 550 new jobs in Miramichi, along with federal funding for the expansion of the Atlantic Institution, in Renous, which will create dozens of new jobs for corrections officers as well as nurses, psychologists, maintenance staff and clerks.

Government of Canada supports seniors in the Miramichi Riding- Chatham Pioneer Senior Citizens Club Inc. of Miramichi received $10,587 to replace flooring, windows, and chairs and repair the fire exit, in order to continue to provide dances and other social activities to seniors.

Club de l'âge d'or Notre Dame du Portage Inc, of Haut Rivière-du-Portage - received $13,263 to replace tables, the air conditioning system in order to continue to provide dances, cards games and other social activities to seniors.

Kouchibouguac Community Centre Inc. of Kouchibouguac - received $25,000 to replace tables, chairs, and the stove and refrigerator as well as renovate the bathroom and the floors so that seniors can continue to participate in games and social events which include meals.

Tabusintac Royal Canadian Legion of Tabunsintac - received $25,000 to replace wall panelling, deep fryers, kitchen stove and kitchen fan system tables and chairs so that seniors can continue to participate in meals, card parties and music events.

It is some of 810 projects that were approved through the 2010–2011 Capital Assistance Call for Proposals, providing over $10.6 million

The Government of Canada Supports Seniors - As of July of this year, seniors with little or no income other than the Old Age Security (OAS) benefit and the GIS now receive additional benefits up to $600 per year for single seniors and up to $840 per year for couples.

The increase to the GIS represents a $300 million investment per year and is the third GIS increase in the last five years. OAS benefits, including the GIS, help seniors meet their immediate, basic needs and maintain a minimum standard of living in retirement.

MP O’Neill Gordon also highlighted that Budget 2011 - is providing an additional $10 million over two years for the NHSP. The NHSP helps seniors use their leadership, energy and skills to benefit communities across Canada. A call for proposals for this program is now open. Please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors for details.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has taken action on many issues important to seniors including:

  • providing Canadians with close to $72 billion this year through Canada’s public pension system;
  • providing $2.3 billion annually in additional tax relief to seniors and pensioners through measures such as pension income splitting and increasing the Age Credit;
  • providing $400 million over two years under Budget 2009 for the construction of housing units for low-income seniors;
  • supporting positive and active aging through the collaborative Age Friendly Communities Initiative, Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults, and falls prevention initiatives;
  • appointing a Minister of State (Seniors)—someone who can bring the concerns of older Canadians to the Cabinet table and stand up on their behalf;
  • establishing October 1st as National Seniors Day to recognize the significant and ongoing contributions seniors make to families, communities, workplaces and society;
  • creating the National Seniors Council in 2007 to provide advice to the federal government on matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors; and
  • investing $13 million over three years in support of the Federal Elder Abuse Initiative (FEAI), which successfully concluded on March 31, 2011. Building on the momentum created through the FEAI, which featured an awareness campaign, the Government of Canada remains active in addressing elder abuse through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Harper government invests in safety with new funding for railway crossing improvements in Miramichi, New Brunswick - Government of Canada is providing up to $100 000 in new funding to improve safety at railway crossings throughout the Miramichi Region.

Government of Canada helps people with barriers to employment in Miramichi develop job skills - With assistance from the Government of Canada, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will receive more than $12,000 and Autism Resources Miramichi Inc. will receive more than $18,000 in federal funding from the Wage Subsidy component of the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Funding Annoucement - Government of Canada helps Aboriginal people in Eel Ground develop skills - North Shore Micmac District Council Inc. will receive $2,723,229 from the Government of Canada through the Skills and Partnership Fund. North Shore Micmac District Council Inc.’s Aboriginal Fisheries Essential Skills Development Project will train at least 90 Aboriginal people living on First Nations reserves. The Trades Orientation Training and Skill Development for Multi-Barrier Aboriginal Clients Project will assist 28 Aboriginal individuals by providing training opportunities and work experience in a variety of skilled-trade areas including: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, interior finish and welding/sheet metal. This project will also help participants get the necessary skills to adapt to the changing labour market environment as well as secure long-term jobs.

Governments of Canada and New Brunswick support improvements to doaktown’s drinking water system - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick will each invest $408,017 in this project through the Building Canada Fund - Communities Component

2010 Funding Announcements
Earthquake in Haiti: MP Tilly O’Neill Gordon offers her support to the Haitian community of New Brunswick and to victims’ families - The government of Canada is sending immediate aid to Haiti. The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that the Government of Canada will immediately provide up to $5 million for urgent humanitarian assistance to Haitians affected by the catastrophic earthquake on January 12th. This will help provide emergency shelter, medical services, food, relief items, water and sanitation services, as well as protection. Canada will also match individual donations, dollar for dollar, to registered Canadian charitable organizations to support humanitarian and early recovery assistance to people affected by the earthquake.

Government of Canada Supports Miramichi Irish Festival - The Government of Canada has provided funding of $13,100 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

The Government of Canada Supports Seniors in Burnt Church - The Burnt Church - New Jersey Senior Citizens Corporation, Inc. will receive $25,000 for its project Renovation and equipment replacement to winterize the building and replace the refrigerator, stove, tables and chairs so that seniors can continue to have social and recreational activities.

Year Two of Canada’s Economic Action Plan committed $10 million over two years to increase funding for the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This will be in addition to the $35 million that is the current overall budget for the Program. Plans for the implementation of this new funding are now under development.

Government of Canada supports military families - This new measure would extend the EI parental benefit window for Canadian Forces members who are ordered to return to duty while on parental leave or whose parental leave is deferred as a result of a military requirement. The measure would extend the period in which they are eligible by another 52 weeks

MP O’Neill-Gordon Announces Funding for Miramichi Folksong Festival - The Miramichi Folksong Festival received a grant of $6,700 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program

Social Housing in Northeastern New Brunswick being renovated - Economic Action Plan includes $2 billion for new and existing social housing, plus up to $2 billion in loans to municipalities for housing-related infrastructure. The federal and provincial governments are contributing equally to this overall investment of $75M under the amended Canada-New Brunswick Affordable Housing Program Agreement.
The Government of Canada wants to improve the quality of existing social housing for low-income seniors, single parent families, recent immigrants and Aboriginal households. Canada’s Economic Action Plan provides $850 million under the Affordable Housing Initiative to provinces and territories for the renovation and retrofit of existing social housing.

Government of Canada Supports the Miramichi Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival - The Government of Canada has provided a total of $5,200 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage

Government of Canada creates summer jobs in Miramichi - Canada’s Economic Action Plan increased funding by $10 million in 2009, and is again providing an additional $10 million in 2010, for Canada Summer Jobs. The initiative provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer jobs and opportunities for students. It benefits the needs of the employer, the students and their communities.

Canada Day - The federal government awarded $21,450 to the following 13 organizations for Canada Day events, to which you are all invited: The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association, The Royal Canadian Legion BR07-010, The City of Miramichi, Le Club de l’âge d’or of Val-Comeau, Le comité de la Fête du Canada de Rogersville, The Chambre of Commerce of Collette, The Royal Canadian Legion BR 61, Le comité de la Fête du Canada de Néguac, The Burnt Church/New Jersey Recreation Council, The Club d’âge d’or Notre Dame du Portage, The Village of Belledune, the Village of Blackville and the Tabusintac Local Service District.

Government of Canada helps post-secondary graduate in Rogersville gain career-related experience - The Village of Rogersville will receive $15,000 in federal Career Focus funding to hire a post secondary graduate, in order to help this individual gain the knowledge and experience needed to make a successful transition into the labour market.

Government of Canada Continues to Show Strong Support for Seniors - Up to $25,000 in funding per project is being made available for non-profit organizations to upgrade facilities or equipment used for existing seniors’ programs and activities.

Government of Canada launches call for proposals for projects that support seniors - (talking about application) Up to $25,000 in funding is available per project

Government of Canada supports accessibility for all Canadians - (talking about application) invited organizations to apply for contribution funding of $500,000 to $3 million through a call for proposals for mid-sized projects. These projects may include retrofits, renovations or new construction of facilities within Canada that help organizations better serve people with disabilities

2009 Funding Announcements
Additional Funding for Summer Jobs in Miramichi - $704,000 in funding

Government of Canada helps Canadians benefit from Registered Disability Savings Plan - To help eligible individuals save, the Government will pay a matching grant of up to $3,500 a year on their contributions. The Government will also pay a bond of up to $1,000 a year into the RDSPs of low and modest-income Canadians.

Government of Canada is working for seniors - Increasing the Age Credit by $1,000 for 2009 and beyond to allow eligible seniors to receive up to an additional $150 in annual tax savings.

Providing $400 million over two years through the Affordable Housing Initiative for the construction of housing units for low-income seniors. - Providing seniors with $200 million in tax relief by reducing the required minimum withdrawal amount for 2008 from Registered Retirement Income Funds by 25 percent, recognizing the impact weak market conditions have had on retirement savings.

Helping older workers and their families through challenging economic times by investing an additional $60 million over three years in the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, and by expanding the number of eligible communities to include older workers in small cities.

Recently, our Government launched a $13-million national elder abuse awareness initiative - which you can learn more about at www.seniors.gc.ca. We cannot and will not tolerate abuse of older Canadians, in any form.

Tilly O’Neill Gordon Invites Miramichi Residents to Share in the Olympic Spirit - The Government of Canada is providing Miramichi with $15,000 for the local celebration.

Upper Miramichi - gets $581,000 to build community centre

Canada’s Economic Action plan creates jobs and improves housing on reserve in New Brunswick - Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has committed $400 million over the next two years to help First Nation communities build needed new housing, repair and remediate existing non-profit housing for their members, and complement housing programs offered by CMHC. This investment will also provide an economic stimulus for many First Nations and surrounding areas by creating jobs.

The application calls for the new funding initiatives under Canada’s Economic Action Plan were very successful and generated a large number of applications. As a result, CMHC will be fully allocating all the available funding for this fiscal year. Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, $3.2 million in federal investments will be made available to 12 First Nations communities in New Brunswick to address the immediate housing needs.

CMHC will allocate $2.2 million to retrofit 222 social housing units on-reserve in New Brunswick as well as $991,000 for subsidy associated with nine new housing units. First Nation communities across the province receiving funding include: Burnt Church, Eel Ground, Eel River Bar, Elsipogtog, Fort Folly, Indian Island, Kingsclear, Madawaska Maliseet, Metepenagiag, St. Mary’s, Tobique and Woodstock


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