April 7, 2021 - Thunder Bay, ON
Municipalities and Indigenous communities throughout Northern Ontario have been hard hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but key investments by the Government of Canada are supporting local efforts to strengthen the economy and create well-paying jobs for Canadians. Through its Regional Development Agencies, such as FedNor in Northern Ontario, the federal government is helping communities create the right conditions for economic growth, including community efforts to organize resources, enhance business development, and take advantage of strategic opportunities.
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament, Thunder Bay—Superior North, and Marcus Powlowski, Member of Parliament, Thunder Bay—Rainy River, announced a Government of Canada investment of more than $1 million in support of six strategic initiatives in the Thunder Bay—Superior North region. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor.
Provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, the funding will help Northern Ontario municipalities and Indigenous communities grow, prosper and create or maintain jobs. Specifically, the investments will help boost tourism, accelerate business development and growth, while attracting newcomers and matching skilled workers to employer needs.
Initiatives like these will help get Canadians back to work and ensure that Northern and rural communities are set to fully participate in Canada’s economic recovery.