Minister Abbott Announces Recipients of the 2022-23 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

Press Release

January 10, 2023

Six projects that will receive funding support of up to $100,000 under the 2022-23 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program were announced today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

In 2022-23, the following six recipients were awarded funding through the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program:

  • The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay;
  • The Town of New-Wes Valley;
  • George’s Indian Band Council Inc.;
  • Lions Club of Twillingate Inc.;
  • Town of Harbour Breton; and
  • Bay St. George South Ride for Ages.

The Community Transportation Program provides funding support to incorporated municipalities, not for profit groups and Indigenous Governments and communities to develop, implement and evaluate accessible and inclusive community-based transportation programs.

Projects under the program focus on helping to enhance and expand community transportation services for people who experience barriers to transportation, including age, ability and geography, often in combination with low income.

The Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation announced the recipients today. Minister Abbott was joined by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation and Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs, as well as His Worship George Andrews, Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

For more information on the grant recipients, please see the backgrounder below.

Quotes
“I am happy to be here in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to announce the recipients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program. The Town Council, with the purchase of an electric minibus, will allow for an accessible, affordable and environmentally-friendly transportation option that will benefit all residents of the area. All of the grant recipients this year are great examples of the innovative initiatives that this program continues to support, and its positive impact on the social and economic outcomes of the people of this province.”
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“We are excited to have the Provincial Government become involved in our project to provide affordable transportation to the people of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. This contribution will help us immensely in bringing this project to fruition. We are very excited about this project for our community because of the benefits it will provide to seniors and other community members who do not now have access to affordable transportation options.”
George Andrews
Mayor, Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

-30-

Learn more
Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program

Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL and @CSSD_GovNL

BACKGROUNDER

2022-23 Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program Grants

Applicant Location Proposal Grant
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Happy Valley-Goose Bay Purchase of 25-seat electric minibus to improve public transit, especially for seniors, persons with disabilities, single parents, persons in low income and youth among others. $100,000
Town of New-Wes Valley New-Wes Valley and surrounding area Support operations of Shore Ride Community Transportation Program,  providing free accessible transportation options on a flexible, on-demand schedule. $46,747
St. George’s Indian Band Council Inc. St. George’s-Humber Purchase of wheelchair accessible van to support the startup of the K’Taqmkuk Transportation and Support Service as well as the Emergency Home Program. $100,000
Lions Club of Twillingate Inc. Twillingate Expand services of the Community Wheels Project, which provides free transportation for individuals, especially seniors. $27,859
Town of Harbour Breton Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune Continue the Coastal Rides Community Transportation Program, which utilizes a wheelchair accessible bus to assist seniors with travel to medical appointments, grocery shop etc. $25,394
Bay St. George South Ride for Ages Bay St. George South Help expand weekly services of the accessible and inclusive bus service to include youth and family activities. $11,832
Total $300,000

IHT5

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More