FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The community sector plays a vital role, delivering significant and lasting social and economic value to communities across the province. It employs more than 16,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and delivers wide-ranging support to our people and communities.
“We know that community-based organizations are important to people in many different ways, and offer the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador valuable social connection as well,” said Premier Andrew Furey.
“Our government recognizes the importance of supporting these organizations and the hard-working people who power them, particularly during this challenging year,” he said.
A Furey government will work with high-potential organizations that have a significant impact in communities, harnessing their economic and social benefits.
Building on proven models across Canada, the Furey government will launch a request for proposals to create an incubator and accelerator to maximize the social and economic impacts from the community sector, and drive social innovation. This initiative will be complemented by the holistic support of the community sector.
By working with the community sector and leading incubators from across Canada, the Furey government will develop the social infrastructure that will allow our community organizations to grow, contributing to better social outcomes and more economic activity in the province.