Canada Coal Transition Initiative — July 2, 2019

Canada Coal Transition Initiative

July 2, 2019

OTTAWA – Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced funding of $4,489,100 through the Canada Coal Transition Initiative (CCTI) for four organizations in Alberta and five in Saskatchewan. This funding supports skills development and economic diversification activities to help communities in both provinces successfully transition to a clean growth economy. The four organizations in Alberta are:                                 

Organization Project Description Location Funding
Cactus Corridor Economic
Development Corporation
Hire a facilitator to host strategic planning sessions and provide the Hanna Climate Change Strategy Taskforce with a strategic transition plan. Alberta (Special Area No. 2, Town of Hanna, Village of Youngstown) $95,000
Leduc County Create an Investment Readiness and Implementation Strategy (IRIS) based on the key recommendations from several existing strategic economic development studies. Alberta (Leduc County) $428,750
Community Futures Network of Alberta Deliver planning workshops and coaching services to support new and existing entrepreneurs and community-based organizations. Alberta (Parkland County, Leduc County, Battle River area, Cactus Corridor) $497,350
Parkland County Develop a Tri-Municipal Sub-Regional Plan to enable three municipalities to strategically align land use, municipal services, infrastructure investments and coordinate and integrate policies, programs, and systems. Alberta (Parkland County, Town of Stony Plain, City of Spruce Grove) $2,200,000



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