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Feds funding upgrades to Manitoba Children's Museum, resource centre

The federal government is paying for upgrades to a Winnipeg non-profit and the Manitoba Children’s Museum.

The Museum, which recently saw its funding from the City of Winnipeg cut by 10 per cent, is receiving $58,950 to upgrade its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Diane Doth, executive director of the Children’s Museum, said in a press release that the HVAC system upgrade “may not sound all that exciting, however, support for this project is critical in strengthening our foundation so we can continue to provide opportunities to enrich the lives of children and families in our community.”

Another $16,400 is being invested by the feds to repair the west wall of the West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) on Ellice Avenue.

Shannon Buck, the Centre’s co-director, said a “safe and reliable building” is necessary for them to continue delivering support programs for women in crisis.

“This investment in long-term repair will allow WCWRC to concentrate on offering programming and services to vulnerable populations in the community.”

Back in February, the Centre received $204,710 from the feds for its HOMES program, which stands for Housing Options, Mentorship and Economic Security and trains women in housing and income concerns from the surrounding community as volunteer mentors who then help others.

MP Steven Fletcher (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia), minister of state (transport) made the announcement at the WCWRC Tuesday morning.

The funds are coming from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

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