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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Economic Development in Northwestern Ontario

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Economic Development in Northwestern Ontario

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Ontario is investing $2.5 million in Indigenous economic development in northwestern Ontario. The 13 projects are receiving funding through three different initiatives:

Indigenous Community Capital Grants Program:

Regional Partnership Grant:

Economic Diversification Grant:

  • The Bimose Tribal Council will receive $100,000 for its Economic Development Strategy, supporting identification, research and financial analysis into territorial and regional business development opportunities, partnerships and joint ventures.
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council will receive $159,500 to develop multi-sector economic community plans for its members.
  • Big Grassy First Nation will receive $50,000 for a feasibility study for a multi-purpose cultural and economic development centre.
  • Iskatwizagegaan #39 First Nation will receive $50,000 for a feasibility study for rehabilitation of its band office.
  • Shibogama Kanawayneemidowin will receive $97,595 for The Indigenous Career Discovery Centre to provide training and career opportunities for Indigenous people in and around Sioux Lookout
  • Shoal Lake #40 First Nation will receive $100,000 for its Small Business Hub project to help local entrepreneurs access opportunities connected to the First Nation's infrastructure projects and new opportunities when the community has road access.
  • Shoal Lake #40 First Nation will also receive $75,000 for a feasibility study for the Shoal Lake #40 Centre of Excellence to provide training to First Nation communities in project management, road construction and maintenance, forestry and economic development.

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