Winnipeg, MB – Thirty-two schools and healthcare facilities across Manitoba will be upgrading their ventilation systems this year. This is due to a $13.1 million investment made by the federal and provincial governments.
The government of Canada will invest $10,469,172 in these projects, while the Manitoba government will invest $2,697,399 toward eligible project costs.
“Proper ventilation, heating and cooling are essential to the health and well-being of our communities, which is why our government is proud to support these projects. These investments in schools, health facilities, treatment facilities, and emergency services buildings across Manitoba will be able to meet the standard for air quality and ensure environmental temperatures are met,” said Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change.
In Winnipeg, 20 schools and healthcare facilities will see upgrades. Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s provincial tertiary centre for trauma, transplants, burns, neurosciences, complex cancer care and pediatric care, will see upgrades to portions of the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems and replace portions of the facility’s existing HVAC system. The investment will also allow for replacing equipment used to manage the facility’s ability to maintain appropriate temperature conditions through all seasons.
Additionally, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba’s Brandon location, which provides Manitobans with a range of services and support relating to alcohol, substance abuse and problem gambling, will see upgrades to the building’s HVAC system.
The federal government funds this investment from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.