The funding will support the completion of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan providing the Town with an innovative, demand-driven approach to integrated parks and recreation planning that aligns with the community's strategic priorities. The Parks and Recreation Master Plan will guide the Town’s investment, development and management of recreational infrastructure and services until 2027.
The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural Eastern Ontario. Through the EODP, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.
“Our Government is proud to support our valuable CFDCs, like the Grenville CFDC, so that they can continue to make targeted investments at the community level. This project will allow the Town of Prescott to expand its efforts in important areas like tourism, business development and recreation, which in turn, create benefits for the economy and individuals.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
“This investment in the Town of Prescott’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan project will assist the municipality in positioning itself to support existing and attract new tourism, arts, culture, and recreation events and investment; support business development; realize employment growth; and diversify the local economy.”
Chris McCorkell, Chair, Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation
“Completion and execution of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan will ensure that the Town maximizes the economic, health and environmental benefits which come with well-managed facilities and a forward thinking pro-active management of sport, recreation, arts, and culture.”
Brett Todd, Mayor, Town of Prescott
- GCFDC is one of the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario supported by FedDev Ontario. CFDC’s deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of representatives of the community.
- The Eastern Ontario Development Program is a $48-million economic development initiative focused on addressing economic challenges in eastern Ontario and taking advantage of innovative opportunities in the region.
- This Master Plan is identified as one of the strategic priorities within the Town of Prescott's Strategic Plan.