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Backgrounder : Harper Government Supports Community Infrastructure in the Calgary Area

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), the Harper Government is committed to creating jobs and supporting communities through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.

Seven CIIF projects have been funded in the Calgary area, with funding allocated as follows:

Funding Recipient Project Description Federal Contribution (CIIF)
The In–Definite Arts The recipient will improve accessibility of the facility’s lower level to ensure persons with limited mobility have access to all programs and services. $170,262
Bowness Community Association The recipient renovated the main floor space at the Bowness Community Centre to improve user accessibility. $44,003
Calgary Korean Association The recipient improved the Calgary Korean Association Community Centre by repairing the Centre’s roof and upgrading its HVAC system. $9,452
Calgary Wildwood Community Association The recipient upgraded the Wildwood Community Association building to provide residents with a comfortable space to enjoy social events. $93,300
The City of Calgary The recipient replaced Shouldice Aquatic Centre’s roof top HVAC units to improve the Centre’s indoor air quality and temperature. $107,237
Lake Bonavista Community Association The recipient replaced Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre’s HVAC and hot water system to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. $83,659
Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association The recipient performed interior and exterior renovations to the Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Centre to ensure continued delivery of recreational programs and services to user groups. $41,975
Total: $549,888

More information on the delivery of the Fund in each region is available by contacting the relevant regional development agency. In Western Canada, please visit www.wd-deo.gc.ca for further details.

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