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Ontario Enhancing Forensic DNA Services in the North

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Ontario Enhancing Forensic DNA Services in the North

New Ontario Government Creating Opportunities in Northern Ontario

The new Ontario government is supporting the creation of a new world-class forensic DNA laboratory at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the laboratory will help expand educational programs for students, support professional training for police officers and charge fees for some DNA analysis services.

Investing in northern research is an important part of the new Ontario government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy will help create a fair society and give the people of Ontario more opportunities for jobs and economic prosperity.

Quick Facts

  • Laurentian University is developing forensic DNA laboratory facilities compliant with international accreditation standards.
  • Ontario is supporting this project through the NOHFC’s Emerging Technology Program.

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“Laurentian University continues to innovate and offer new educational and training opportunities to its students and to the broader community. I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support the development of new forensic DNA labs in Sudbury.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury

“By investing in this project, the new Ontario government is helping Laurentian University provide its students with the most relevant training possible. The DNA analysis service will also assist police services across Northeastern Ontario in their criminal investigations.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

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