Liberals move forward to support revitalized Jewish Community Centre

Liberals move forward to support revitalized Jewish Community Centre

September 2, 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia – A re-elected Liberal government will move forward and invest $25 million in the revitalized Jewish Community Centre project.

Built over 60 years ago, the Jewish Community Centre serves diverse communities throughout Vancouver. The revitalized project will create new affordable housing units and childcare spaces – contributing to our plan of delivering $10/day childcare to Canadian families – provide seniors care, and include new arts, cultural and recreational facilities.

“The Jewish Community Centre is an important cultural and social hub which I’ve had the pleasure of visiting both as a Member of Parliament and a Minister. I want to congratulate the leadership of the Jewish Community Centre and the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver for all the hard work that has gone into this historic project. I look forward to seeing the community vision for a revitalized Jewish Community Centre come to life,” said the Hon. Joyce Murray, Liberal candidate for Vancouver Quadra.

“I am so proud that the Liberal Party today announced our support for the transformative new JCC project, a hub for residents of Vancouver Granville and neighbouring communities by providing social and cultural programming to foster healthy lifestyles, support inclusion, and strengthen community ties,” said Taleeb Noormohamed, Liberal candidate for Vancouver Granville, “This redevelopment will build up to 600 mixed-use affordable housing units and represents the best of our neighbourhood, helping to make our community even more welcoming, accessible and inclusive to all. The Jewish community plays an important role in making Vancouver Granville a great place to live, and this project is yet another example of their commitment to building a stronger community.”

“We would like to thank the Liberal Party for this strong and meaningful commitment to the Jewish Community Centre redevelopment in Vancouver,” said Alvin Wasserman, President of the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, “It underscores our shared values and priorities: enabling and expanding early childhood education, childcare spaces, seniors programs, inclusive recreational and cultural spaces, along with affordable housing – all of which are much needed in an emerging city centre.”

Supporting community projects such as the revitalized Jewish Community Centre is a priority for the Liberal Party. Since 2015, the Liberal government has invested more than $4.4 billion in over 600 infrastructure projects in British Columbia. A re-elected Liberal government will continue to invest in local infrastructure to meet the needs of communities, enhance the quality of life, and support economic recovery as we finish the fight against COVID-19.