Canada invests $150M in better ventilation for schools, other public buildings in Indigenous communities

April 21, 2021
The Government of Canada has announced that it will be investing $150M in better ventilation for public buildings in Indigenous communities such as schools and hospitals. The funding will be used for projects that will decrease the risk of aerosol transmission of COVID-19 by assessing, monitoring, and improving ventilation and indoor air quality. Communities will be able to access upgrades or conversions of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as community-based solutions. “The health and wellbeing of First Nations peoples is my department’s highest priority,” said Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services. “This new investment will aid First Nations communities and partners in the fight against COVID-19 by funding critical ventilation upgrades to infrastructure most susceptible to COVID-19 spread.” NewsWire (National)