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Providing community residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure opens doors to good jobs, helps create economic growth and foster a strong middle class, and provides opportunities for a better quality of life to everyone.
Soon, residents in communities across Yukon will benefit from newly approved infrastructure investments. Collectively, the projects contribute to clean and reliable drinking water, environmental protection through more effective and efficient wastewater treatment, as well as improved roads and bridges.
The governments of Canada and Yukon today announced a total of over $78 million in joint funding for the projects, which will contribute to clean growth and help meet the communities’ current and future needs. Of this, the Government of Canada will provide $58,596,772 through the Small Communities Fund for the 17 projects and the Government of Yukon will contribute funding to cover any remaining costs.
A great deal of infrastructure investment is taking place in Yukon. Through joint investment, the governments of Canada and Yukon are strengthening the territory's roads, energy systems, water supply, waste management, recreational structures, transportation systems and more.
Federal infrastructure funds are administered by the Yukon government's department of Community Services. Oversight is provided by intergovernmental committees which include representation from the Council of Yukon First Nations and/or the Association of Yukon Communities.