MacKenzie Happy with Federal Support for Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Center

INGERSOLL, ON –  Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety welcomed the funding announcement of $50,000.00 to the Town of Ingersoll on behalf of the Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre. The funding was made available under the Community Adjustment Fund and was made available from the Oxford Small Business Support Centre, through the Community Futures Development Corporation.  This funding is targeted to building social enterprise and community capacity.

“This funding announcement is part of a long line of Federal funding and demonstrates a commitment to strengthening the growing economy and community of Ingersoll and surrounding area.  The Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre will be able to expand learning and business opportunities which is great news for all of Oxford,” said MacKenzie.

“The new radio broadcast program at the Fusion Youth Centre presents another unique experience for our local youth.  I can’t think of a more exciting way for youth to be able to voice their opinions than having their very own radio program.  This also gives opportunity for youth to enhance their skills whether it being recreational or a chance for vocational experience,” said Mayor Paul Holbrough.

Jason Smith, Manager of the Fusion Youth Centre advised that new projects taken on at the Centre consciously offer industry standard equipment so that the training and experience the youth will acquire is transferable.  “Youth-directed initiatives that encourage youth to make positive changes in their lives is a fundamental part of Fusion’s mission.  The new radio booth will be an innovative way to encourage the youth to do so,” said Smith.

For more information regarding the Community Adjustment Fund Program (CAF), please visit www.feddevontario.gc.ca.