Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF)
Funding under the Community Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) has been fully allocated, and projects will be complete by March 31, 2014. Applications are no longer accepted.
CSIF's investments are directed to large-scale projects of national and regional significance. Regional equity is a consideration in the funding distribution and costs are generally shared among the three levels of government (Canada, province or territory, municipality).
CSIF complements Canada's other infrastructure programs as it emphasizes federal partnerships with any combination of municipal, provincial and territorial governments, as well as the private sector.
CSIF comprises five categories of infrastructure. Each category plays a vital role in the advancement of Canada's social and economic objectives:
- Highway and Railway Infrastructure
Investments may be made in large-scale projects that facilitate the movement of goods and people on Canada's National Highway System - or highways that connect to the system - and mainline rail network to increase the productivity, economic efficiency and safety of Canada's surface transportation system.
- Local Transportation Infrastructure
Investments may be made in large-scale projects that facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods and people, ease congestion, or reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and airborne pollutants. Major investments in public transportation in Canada's major urban centres will help our communities work better and be healthier places to live.
- Tourism or Urban Development Infrastructure
Investments may be made in large-scale projects that promote Manitoba as a leading destination for tourists or promote urban development. This will ensure that tourism continues to contribute to the economic well-being of Canadians and serve as a bridge between Manitoba and the world.
- Water or Sewage Infrastructure
Investments may be made in large-scale projects that provide for safe, clean, and reliable drinking water, or provide for the environmentally responsible and sustainable treatment of wastewater. Such investments not only directly benefit the quality of life and health of Canadians, but also help protect aquatic habitat and promote economic growth.
Investments may be made in large-scale projects that expand broadband networks in Manitoba. This will ensure that Manitobans who live and work in rural and remote communities have access to services such as distance learning and tele-health and can seize more business opportunities, helping Canada maintain its international leadership.
Manitoba-Winnipeg Recreation and Leisure Infrastructure Program (RLIP)
Funding under the Manitoba-Winnipeg Recreation and Leisure Infrastructure Program (RLIP) has been fully allocated, and projects will be complete by March 31, 2014.Applications are no longer accepted.
In April 2005, the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced a realignment of strategic infrastructure priorities for Winnipeg.
Federal and provincial CSIF support for the Kenaston Underpass project and improvements to the City's wastewater treatment system facilitated the tri-level arrangement whereby Manitoba is contributing $17 million and Winnipeg $26 million for a multi-year program of strategic community facility enhancements.
This $43 million investment provides for a comprehensive package of enhanced and new facilities throughout Winnipeg, as well as three “investment funds” for improvements to aging community centres, skateboard parks and spray parks.
For more information on RLIP, please visit the City of Winnipeg’s website.