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Province Helping Young Entrepreneur Establish Data Firm

McGuinty Government On The Side Of Northerners

SUDBURY - The McGuinty government is supporting young entrepreneurs in the North by investing in the establishment of a data management firm in Hearst, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our government is committed to giving our youth opportunities to build the entrepreneurial experience and skills they need to succeed in business right here in the North," said Bartolucci. "An investment in young business people is an investment in the future prosperity of Northern Ontario."

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $25,000 through its Young Entrepreneur Program to assist with the establishment of Data Mining Canada.  Funds will be used to acquire the equipment required to either recover data from infected or defective computer hardware or to safely destroy sensitive data.

"We are pleased to assist this young individual with his foray into the world of commerce," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the NOHFC. "Our program supports many young entrepreneurs in their endeavors across Northern Ontario."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in support of northern youth.  Other examples include:

•    Future Entrepreneurs - a program that nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset and teaches skills to students in Grades 7 and 8

•    The NOHFC's Northern Ontario Youth Internship and Co-op Program, which helps provide on-the-job training and experience to youth who will work in the North.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.  


Laura Blondeau
Minister's Office - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454    

Michel Lavoie    
MNDM/NOHFC - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125

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