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Brampton is getting major funding for new youth hub

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BRAMPTON, ON, March 5, 2021 — Today, numerous official from three levels of government announced significant funding for the rehabilitation of the South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to create a new Youth Hub in Brampton. Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West; and His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton, announced

The Government of Canada is investing $565,000 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $470,786 in funding, while the City of Brampton is providing $376,714 toward this project.

The project will create a new Youth Hub by removing multiple small rooms in the South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to provide an open concept space conducive to group activities, while maintaining one to three smaller rooms for individual consultation.

“Investing in recreation centres promotes people’s health and well-being and builds inclusive and sustainable communities where people want to live, work and raise families. The South Fletcher’s Youth Hub will provide Brampton youth of all backgrounds, a safe space to participate in, and benefit from.,” said Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

“The diverse range of programs and services offered will also contribute to future community development. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities,” added Sidhu.

Once complete, the project will provide Brampton youth with a safe and accessible space to complete school work, participate in programming and benefit from various resources and services. The creation of the Youth Hub is part of the City of Brampton’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a renewal plan for Brampton’s recreation centres.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they are needed most.

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