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Backgrounder: Five Infrastructure Projects in Nunavut Get Joint Government Funding

The governments of Canada and Nunavut are announcing funding for five infrastructure projects in communities in the territory under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada is committing a total of $25,363,863 for the five projects, which have a total eligible cost of $49,919,318.

The Small Communities Fund provides support for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across Canada that have fewer than 100,000 residents. So far, 82 percent of the projects approved under this Fund are in communities with a population of less than 25,000.

The projects announced today are as follows:

RecipientProject TitleTotal Cost*

Hamlet of Cape Dorset

Kenojuak Cultural Centre Development


Department of Communities and Government Services

Cambridge Bay Arena Repairs


Department of Communities and Government Services

Upgrading Community Arenas


Department of Education

Replacement of Playgrounds


City of Iqaluit

Iqaluit Aquatic Centre Phase 3 Development


*Total estimated project cost.

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