New Multi-Purpose Centre For Long Lake First Nation
McGuinty Government Helping Community Members, Creating Jobs
A new multi-purpose centre at Long Lake #58 First Nation will provide a gathering place for the community, which will offer educational training and will help create nine new jobs.
With support from the province, the First Nation, located near the community of Longlac, is constructing a multi-purpose centre that will be used for social, educational and cultural activities for children, teens, parents and elders in the community.
Making infrastructure improvement in Northern Ontario communities is a key component of the plan laid out in Ontario's 2011 Budget - Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.
- Ontario is investing $1 million in this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The 10,628-square foot wood framed building includes an activity room, a gymnasium, two general purpose rooms and a storage area.
- The centre is expected to open in December 2011.
- In the 2011 Ontario Budget, the government committed a $10-million increase for a total of $100 million to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund in 2011-12.
“This facility will enhance the quality of life of community members with a place to gather, create jobs and boost the local economy for years to come.”
“A multi-purpose centre is an important priority for the Long Lake #58 First Nation as this new gathering place will contribute to a strong and vibrant community.”
“We have strived to support our children and youth and we listened to their needs. They wanted somewhere to have their activities and now they have it.”