Canadian Manufacturing

PacifiCan to service on Vancouver Island

by CM staff   

Financing Manufacturing Public Sector Canada Community Revitalization Fund infrastructure PacifiCan Tourism Relief Fund Vancouver Island

PacifiCan offices and expanded footprint will support local economic development for B.C.

Investment of $5.2 million in the local economy (CNW Group/Pacific Economic Development Canada)

VICTORIA — PacifiCan is the federal economic development agency dedicated to British Columbians. PacifiCan works with partners who are building businesses, creating jobs, and supporting growth throughout the province.

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) announced the official opening of new PacifiCan offices in Victoria and Campbell River, serving businesses and communities across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, central coast, and sunshine coast.

Canada is investing over $5.2 million in PacifiCan for 19 projects on Vancouver Island and the coast. This includes over $3.6 million for 11 projects funded through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and $1.6 million for eight projects funded through the Tourism Relief Fund. These investments include upgrading public spaces and enhancing tourism experiences in communities spanning Victoria to Tofino and Powell River to Salt Spring Island.

The Victoria Highland Games Association, received $484,921 in funding from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to complete construction of the Craigflower Community Centre in View Royal. With this funding, the Association put final infrastructure and design touches on the 10,000 square foot multi-purpose hall to facilitate social, cultural and educational activities for the community.


“PacifiCan’s investment in our region will open up new opportunities as we work towards a stronger, more sustainable coastal economy,” said Brodie Guy, CEO, Island Coastal Economic Trust. “Island Coastal Economic Trust, led by and accountable to a diverse array of more than 100 coastal communities, has a long-term vision to build a regenerative economic model for Vancouver Island, the sunshine coast, and surrounding islands and inlets. We can’t wait to work in collaboration with PacifiCan to empower businesses, First Nations, local governments, and social purpose organizations who are realizing their potential across the coast.”


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