Canada Community-Building Fund Signage Requirements
Signage is part of your Municipal Gas Tax Fund Agreement and helps people recognize federal Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) investments in your community. (CCBF is the name of the program formerly called the federal Gas Tax Fund.)
Signs are usually in place 30 days before construction starts and remain until 30 days after your infrastructure project is completed. The cost of signs manufactured and installed according to Infrastructure Canada's (INFC) guidelines are an eligible project cost.
INFC created guidelines for sign design, content and installation for projects funded by the CCBF.
Canada takes a flexible, common sense approach to signs. Project managers can choose the right type, size and nature of signage based on their specific project(s).
Physical signsThe use and size of physical signs should be based on the project's scope and size, duration and cost. In general, a sign for a project funded by the CCBF is required:
- when the federal contribution is over $100,000;
- where there is visible construction; and
- where an installed sign is visible to the public.
In some cases, an interior sign placed in a lobby or a sign installed in a community gathering place may be a good alternative to an outdoor sign.
Digital signsIn some cases, you can use a digital sign (either on your project's website or in social media) to recognize your project. You can also use digital signs with physical signs if you wish.
Each year, Saskatchewan submits a report to Canada about the signs installed for infrastructure projects using CCBF funds. Once you are ready to display your physical or digital sign to the public, please email email@example.com so we can record that you have fulfilled this requirement of your agreement. Include a photograph and/or digital link to your sign.
3. Further Information
INFC has online resources to help you with all your sign-related questions on their website and can review your sign's design before it is made. Please contact Infrastructure Canada at:
Toll-free Number: 1-877-250-7154