Infrastructure Improvements to ALCDSB Schools Underway with Support from Ministry Grant.
To support infrastructure improvements needed to enhance COVID-19 safety protocols in schools, the Ministry of Education and Infrastructure Canada have offered Ontario school boards infrastructure improvement funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Education Related Projects (CVRIS-EDU) as part of Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). In total, the CVRIS-EDU projects will support up to $656M in projects in school boards across Ontario.
Some projects have been completed, while others are ongoing and anticipated to be completed in the coming months.
ALCDSB schools using the CVRIS-EDU funding for infrastructure improvements:
- Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School
- Ecole catholique cathedrale
- Georges Vanier Catholic School
- Holy Name of Mary Catholic School
- St. Mary (Read) Catholic School
- J.J. O'Neill Catholic School
- Mother Teresa Catholic School
- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
- Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
- Sacred Heart (Batawa) Catholic School
- Sacred Heart (Wolfe Island) Catholic School
- St. Carthagh Catholic School
- St. Martha Catholic School
- St. Mary (Trenton) Catholic School
- St. Patrick (Erinsville) Catholic School
- St. Paul (Kingston) Catholic School
- Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic School
- Nicholson Catholic College
The schools in Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board received energy efficiency upgrades funded in part by the Government of Canada.
The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is an Environment and Climate Change Canada program under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, delivering up to $218M. This program is funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system. Programming is available in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where provinces had not committed to their own carbon pollution pricing systems in 2019-20. Eligible recipients would benefit from funding for projects to decrease energy usage, save money, and reduce carbon pollution.
The CAIF supports projects and measures undertaken by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals (“MUSH sector"), and not-for-profit organizations.
The Government of Canada's Climate Action Incentive Fund (CIAF), in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, is a time-limited federal-provincial cost matching program to help school boards make
energy efficiency improvements and retrofits that reduce energy use, costs, and carbon
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received energy efficiency upgrades funded by the CAIF. This funding has been used to for a roofing upgrade at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston, Ontario.