Mattawa Sciences Centre Expands
McGuinty Government Supporting Economic Development And Job Creation
A science and environmental learning centre near Mattawa is expanding to offer new programs, create new jobs and support 80 existing jobs in the region.
With support from the Province, the Canadian Ecology Centre is constructing a new multi-use building at its facilities in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. The building will provide a flexible space that can be used for classes, meetings and social functions. The expansion will also allow the centre to provide more mining, forestry, natural science and environmental courses for elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students and teachers from across Ontario.
Investing in Northern Ontario communities is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create good jobs for families in the face of global economic uncertainty.
- The NOHFC is supporting the project through the Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The Canadian Ecology Centre is a national, non-profit environmental science education and research facility that provides training for more than 50 schools, field camps and post-secondary programs. The centre is well known for its mining and forestry teachers' tours and summer high school credit courses.
- The centre's on-site partners include the Forest Research Partnership, the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Ontario Mining Association.
“This investment by the Province will help the Canadian Ecology Centre sustain and expand its operations, which contribute significantly to the region's economy.”