Dec
14
2022

Province continues investments into rural PEI

Island community organizations, municipalities, and local development corporations are partnering with the province to help build inclusive, vibrant and resilient communities. 

The Department of Fisheries and Communities, through the various streams of the Rural Growth Initiative, has committed over $1.2 million this year in 68 community projects. The funding will help communities adopt green energy solutions, upgrade common and recreational spaces, support cultural and social activities, invest in economic development and capacity initiatives, and enhance local emergency preparedness and resiliency. 

“The variety of innovative ideas that have been put forward, and funded provincially, by residents across the province, especially in rural PEI, is truly something to applaud. We all know that Prince Edward Island is an incredible place and the partnerships we have fostered are making a real difference in the vibrancy of our communities and the pride that we feel when we say we are from Prince Edward Island.”

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox

Municipal governments, not-for-profit organizations and cooperatives, who are interested in partnering with the Department of Fisheries and Communities to build community capacity, revitalize local infrastructure, foster inclusive communities, or grow the local economy for the next fiscal period can contact their local community development officer by email RGPR-CPRMR@gov.pe.ca or by phone.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Fisheries and Communities
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

 

Backgrounder

Community Development Officer
Location Officer Phone Number
West Prince Ellen Rennie 902-853-0104
East Prince/Central Queens Kellie Mulligan 902-887-3975
Evangeline Giselle Bernard (bilingual) 902-887-3975
Southern Kings/Queens Sonia Dixon 902-838-0618
Eastern Kings Chris Blaisdell 902-208-0032

 

Applicant Project Description Total Project Value Community Contribution Rural Growth Initiative Contribution
Souris Show Hall Foundation Ltd. Heat Pumps 44,500 1,750 22,250
PEI Shellfish Association Heat Pumps 8,400 4,200 4,200
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #17 Heat Pumps 34,115 17,057 17,058
Rustico Bay Club Inc. Heat Pump 5,578 600 2,789
West Point Lighthouse Craft Guild Inc. Craft Shop Upgrades 12,000 6,000 6,000
Town of Alberton Community Pantry 15,000 2,000 2,000
Belfast Recreation Centre Generator 36,900 18,450 18,450
Central Property Management Inc. Remodeling 1st Floor 100,000 50,000 50,000
Develop West Prince Inc. Kildare Lodge 9,740 4,870 4,870
Eastern Kings Fitness Inc. Equipment Upgrades 29,500 14,750 14,750
Eastern Kings Sportsplex Ltd. Dressing Room Upgrades 30,000 15,000 15,000
Evangeline Recreation Commission Renovations 96,881 48,441 48,440
Malpeque WI Community Hall Electrical Upgrades 1,898 949 949
Montrose Community Club Inc. Sewer Line Repair 2,880 1,440 1,440
North Granville Center Inc. Upgrades 7,260 3,630 3,630
Rural Municipality of Linkletter New Appliances and Upgrades for the Hall 43,802 21,901 21,901
Rural Municipality of North Shore Recreation and Greenspace Plan 13,000 6,500 6,500
St. Catherine's Women's Institute Hall Revitalization - Phase 2 12,708 6,354 6,354
Stanley Bridge Memorial Society Inc. Community Hall Upgrades 3,450 1,725 1,725
Stratford and Area Lions Club Inc. Kitchen Equipment 6,681 3,340 3,340
The North Rustico Lions Club Generator 3,254 1,627 1,627
PEI Folklore Preservation Society Inc. Heating System Replacement in Britannia Hall 21,218 10,609 10,609
Rural Municipality of Breadalbane Storage Shed Upgrades 6,470 3,235 3,235
Rural Municipality of Mount Stewart Generator 73,750 36,875 36,875
Town of Alberton Building Upgrades 2022 90,380 45,190 45,190
Active Communities Inc. Small Business Week 6,700 3,700 1,000
Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Rural Recruitment Conference 9,607 3,107 2,000
East Prince Youth Development Centre Inc. Summerside Waterfront Café 100,000 50,000 50,000
Habitat for Humanity of PEI Certificate in Comprehensive Project Management 3,470 347 1,388
Inclusions East Inc. Social Enterprise Expansion 43,250 28,520 15,000
PEI ATV Federation Inc. Provincial ATV Tourism Feasibility Study 70,000 7,000 28,000
Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation  Wood Islands Village Upgrades & Lighthouse Printer 28,496 14,248 14,248
West Prince Ventures Limited PEI Neighbour Week 14,000 4,000 5,000
Town of Three Rivers Cardigan Fire Department Hall Renos & Rescue Sleds/Trailer 50,347 7,000 24,847
Town of North Rustico Gym Fit Up / Fire Equipment Upgrades - Revised Project Review 181,470 113,495 67,975
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Maritimes) Inc. Personal Locator Beacons 12,090 6,045 6,045
Belfast Rural Community Fire Company Communications Infrastructure 64,000 32,000 32,000
Cross Roads Rural Community Fire Company CRFD Equipment Improvement Project 10,000 50,000 50,000
Montague Volunteer Fire  Brigade Inc. Fire Hall Modernization 95,334 47,667 47,667
North Shore Rural Community Fire Company Firehall Expansion 2022 820,620 720,620 100,000
The New London Rural Fire Company Upgrades 40,548 20,274 20,274
Tyne Valley Rural Community Fire Company Equipment Upgrades 60,871 30,436 30,435
Victoria Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc. Fire Equipment Upgrades 17,048 8,524 8,524
Lennox Island First Nation Compressor Cascade System 39,000 19,500 19,500
Rural Municipality of Miscouche Fire Department Equipment and LED Lighting 55,600 27,800 27,800
Rural Municipality of Morell Survival Suits 5,000 2,500 2,500
Rural Municipality of Wellington Fire Department Equipment and Pollinator's Park 66,620 33,310 33,310
Town of Three Rivers Three Rivers Sportsplex Ltd. - Accessible Facility Entry Doors 14,536 7,268 7,268
Bedeque Area Historical Society Inc. LM Montgomery School Upgrades 4,430 2,215 2,215
Save Fanning School Inc. Upgrades 94,325 47,163 47,162
The Alberton Historical Preservation Foundation, Inc. Museum Entrance 3,500 1,750 1,750
West Prince Arts Council Incorporated Classroom 12,800 6,400 6,400
Harbour Authority of North Rustico Fisheries Museum Roof 14,540 7,270 7,270
Immigrant Refugee Services Association PEI Christmas in Canada 3,045 1,523 1,522
Immigration & Refugee Services Association PEI DiverseCity Multicultural Festival Evangeline 59,875 57,375 2,500
Town of Three Rivers New Playground Structure Georgetown 98,977 38,489 49,488
Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association Ltd. Marchbank Pond Restoration Project Phase 2 48,958 24,479 24,479
East Prince Quad Trax ATV Club Inc. Trail Upgrades 56,700 28,350 28,350
Eastern Kings ATV Club Inc. Trail Maintenance & Extension 13,400 6,700 6,700
O'Leary Recreational ATV Club Inc. Clubhouse Repairs & Trail Maintenance Equipment 18,392 9,196 9,196
PEI Lawn Tractor Racing Club Inc. Site Upgrades 40,000 20,000 20,000
Rowing Prince Edward Island Ltd. Dock Construction 13,000 6,500 6,500
TCAP Cooperative Ltd. Lighting Modernization 5,304 2,652 2,652
The South Shore Community Organization Rink Updates 85,314 42,657 42,657
Town of Souris Eastern Kings Arena Roof Repair Plan 32,000 16,000 16,000
Town of Three Rivers Montague Marina Boardwalk Improvements 182,500 142,500 40,000
Town of Tignish Park Repairs 13,280 6,640 6,640
Rock Barra Artist Retreat Cooperative Songs for a Small Planet 5,300 2,800 2,500

 

General Inquiries

Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Shaw Building
95-105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
North 3rd Floor

Telephone: 902-368-5956

DeptFTSC@gov.pe.ca