The Government of Canada is adapting the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The Program, delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, is being adjusted to add some flexibilities, expand project eligibility, and accelerate approvals.
A new temporary COVID-19 Resilience stream (CVRIS), with over $3 billion available in existing funding, has been created to provide provinces and territories with added flexibility to fund quick-start and short-term projects that might not otherwise be eligible under the existing funding streams.
The Toronto Catholic District School board (TCDSB) has received over $25.6 million in CVRIS funding to support over 430 school infrastructure projects.
TCDSB school infrastructure projects funded in part by the Governments of Canada and Ontario via the CVRIS program include:
Child Care updates:
7 playground expansions/divisions
8 separate entrance additions
9 separate washroom additions
22 cooling centres
3 HVAC replacements
27 kindergarten playground upgrades
2 new mechanical ventilation systems
25 nutrition program upgrades
58 outdoor classrooms
33 playground upgrades
12 portable ventilation upgrades
101 upgrades to handwashing equipment
15 ventilation upgrades
89 water bottle filling stations
17 WiFi cabling infrastructure & access points enhancements
7 window replacement projects
Learn more about CVRIS funding on the Government of Canada webpage.