Indigenous Veterans Day

Ontario Honours First Nation, Inuit and Métis Veterans

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TORONTO – Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement marking Indigenous Veterans Day: “Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, Ontarians come together to pay tribute to the tens of thousands of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. We remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty and honour …

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Ontario Recognizes 7th Annual Treaties Recognition Week

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TORONTO — Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Treaties Recognition Week: “This week, Ontario is marking the seventh annual Treaties Recognition Week by encouraging students and the public to learn more about treaties and how they form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in this province. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced by the …

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Boosting Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous Communities

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SCUGOG — The Ontario government is providing $25 million over the next three years to support economic development in Indigenous communities. This funding will help Indigenous businesses and communities recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, modernize business processes, remove barriers for Indigenous people pursuing an apprenticeship, and provide training opportunities. “Our government is proud to invest in Indigenous businesses, help create …

Greg Rickford Minister of Energy

Investing in Indigenous Tourism

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Funding will support and grow Ontario’s Indigenous tourism landscape MANITOULIN – The Ontario government is providing $300,000 to Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) through the Pan-Regional Fund to create jobs and support unique and authentic Indigenous experiences across the province. This investment also supports a wide range of projects that unite communities — including cultural authenticity workshops, product development and itineraries, …

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Partnering with 3 Fires Nations to Boost Economy in Southwestern Ontario

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New Economic Opportunities Table to advance historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy projects WINDSOR – The Government of Ontario is partnering with Caldwell First Nation, the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and the Three Fires Group to establish the Three Fires Nations-Ontario Southwestern Ontario Infrastructure and Economic Opportunities Table. This new joint table will advance billions of …

2024 Ontario Winter Games

Thunder Bay to Host 2024 Ontario Winter Games

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Games will boost tourism and local economy THUNDER BAY– The Ontario government is providing the City of Thunder Bay with up to $1.4 million in funding to host the 2024 Ontario Winter Games. “Ontario is home to some of the best athletes in the world, and our government is proud to support our rising stars as they go for gold,” …

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Ontario Investing in Additional Supports for People Experiencing Homelessness

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WHITBY — The Ontario government is investing an additional $25 million annually in a new Homelessness Prevention Program to help more people experiencing or at risk of homelessness find the right housing services and other supports. The new program will simplify and streamline operations so municipal service managers can spend less time on paperwork and more time working with their …