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FedNor investing over $4.5m to support tourism projects

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Government of Canada’s support will help strengthen the regional tourism sector and create and maintain over 140 jobs Thunder Bay – Tourism is an integral sector in the national economy. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s tourism sector was generating $102 billion in annual economic activity as well 1.8 million jobs, accounting for over two percent of GDP. However, the …

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Investing in new long-term care home for Mohawks of Quinte  Bay 

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Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced $30.25 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Elder Care Home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. This new 128-bed long-term care facility for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will provide a …

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$8m for female entrepreneurs in N. Ontario 

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The Government of Canada’s support will help women-led businesses and start-ups enhance productivity and increase competitiveness Thunder Bay – The Government of Canada understands that advancing gender equality and women’s participation in the economy is crucial to all our success. This is why the federal government aims to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous …

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Invests over $1.3m for Indigenous initiatives in Northeastern Ontario

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The Government of Canada’s support will help build cultural infrastructure and create economic development opportunities North Bay – Targeted investments by FedNor in Northern Ontario municipalities, First Nations communities, and organizations are helping to create jobs, growth, and build more resilient communities in the region. These initiatives help to support diverse economic development and strong, independent communities that are safe …

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New fire station pilot project launched in Wemotaci

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Wemotaci – François Néashit, Chief of the Conseil des Atikamekw de Wemotaci, and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the first step toward bringing fire protection services in Wemotaci up to provincial health and safety standards. The first of its kind to be funded by ISC, the project’s first phase will include building a new fire station and installing modern …

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FedNor invests $1m to help Science North launch its Go Deeper project

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Federal funding will help create new tourism experiences and 47 full-time jobs in the region Sudbury – Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, was joined by Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages, to announce a FedNor investment of $1 million that will help Science North develop and …

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FedNor invests $5.8m in Parry Sound, Muskoka regions

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Federal funding for 13 projects will help create and maintain over 365 jobs Huntsville – Today, during a visit to the area to attend the Ontario Tourism Summit 2022, Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced FedNor investments totalling $5,799,103 for 13 community and business growth initiatives in the Parry Sound and Muskoka regions. The announcement …

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Up to 50% loan forgiveness offered for economic recovery of Indigenous businesses

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Ottawa – Small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses across the country have experienced tremendous volatility during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continue to feel the effects as our economy rebounds. Many were able to take advantage loans available through the Indigenous Business Initiative and remain operational. In response to these challenging events and as part of Budget 2022 measures, Indigenous Services Canada, …

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New $11m investment for National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy

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Ottawa – As we approach World Mental Health Day, the Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are announcing $11 million in new supports to help strengthen the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy. This funding comes from Budget 2022 measures and builds on previous investments in Budget 2019. Launched by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in 2016, the National Inuit …

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Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Canadian Health Systems

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Ottawa – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, issued the following statement: “Health care is a human right, and should be free of racism and discrimination. But the systemic discrimination and racism that Indigenous Peoples face in Canadian health care systems continues. Tragically, this has …