Investing in Aboriginal Economic Development in Northeastern Ontario
Ontario is investing in seven projects through the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund that will create jobs, support new skills training opportunities and improve economic outcomes for Aboriginal people in northeastern Ontario.
The following community has been approved for a Regional Partnership Grant:
- Wahgoshig First Nation will receive $247,341 this year to work with Primero Mining Corporation and Northern College to deliver a mining training program for members.
The following communities and organizations have been approved for Economic Diversification Grants:
- Brunswick House First Nation is receiving $100,000 this year to complete a feasibility study to support commercial development.
- Garden River First Nation received $100,000 to plan for potential commercial development of land along the Highway 17 corridor on the bypass where the reserve is located.
- Thessalon First Nation is receiving $200,000 over two years to hire staff to complete a feasibility study investigating an expansion of its bio centre.
- United Chiefs and Council of Mnidoo Mnising is receiving $236,787 over three years to hire staff to implement a tourism and business plan.
- Whitefish River First Nation is receiving $100,000 this year to conduct planning and preliminary work required to support the construction of a commercial industrial park.
- Wahnapitae First Nation will receive $97,570 this year to develop a plan that will determine if land in the community can support commercial and tourism activities.