Community Infrastructure Funding

The Government of Ontario has committed $5.9 million to small, rural and northern communities across Northumberland – Peterborough South Through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), the money is for municipalities to build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

“This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our communities,” said MPP David Piccini.

“By providing municipalities with the stable, ongoing and flexible funding they need to address local priorities, we are helping strengthen our communities. More importantly, these projects will lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery as it will create jobs, stimulate economic growth, attract investment, and make our community a better place to live and grow.”

Total investment in communities across Northumberland – Peterborough South are as follows: Municipality

OCIF Allocation

Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan


Township of Cramahe


Township of Asphodel-Norwood


Township of Hamilton


Township of Alnwick-Haldimand


Municipality of Brighton


Municipality of Clarington


Town of Cobourg


Municipality of Trent Hills


Municipality of Port Hope


County of Northumberland


Total for riding:



Safe Return to Class Fund

The Ontario government is providing an $381 million, through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to help keep schools safe from COVID-19. 

Although transmission in schools has been low, this funding will be used to improve air quality and ventilation in schools, support online learning, promote student mental health and hire additional staff. With this new funding, schools across Ontario will have been provided with more than $1.6 billion to better protect students, staff, and families.

District School Board

Allocation for Improving Air Quality and Ventilation

Allocation for Health and Safety

Allocation for Student Transportation

Allocation for Technological Devices

Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB





Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic DSB





Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir





Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Centre-Est de l’Ontario










“We agree with parents and medical experts that kids need to be learning in class – alongside their friends and teachers – as it is crucial for their mental wellbeing and development,” said MPP David Piccini. “We will continue to follow expert medical advice and work to get all schools open, for children in all regions of our province. We will continue to strengthen our plan with tougher measures and new investments.”

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