Government of Canada Investment Supports Strategic Planning for Ginoogaming First Nation
April 18, 2016 – Greenstone, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $44,325 to enable Ginoogaming First Nation to develop a comprehensive economic development strategy.
The FedNor funding is being used to help the Ginoogaming First Nation conduct community engagement activities, identify economic opportunities, assess the community’s ability to attract and retain businesses and professionals, and formulate recommendations for next steps.
- Ginoogaming is an Anishnawbe First Nation located in Northern Ontario, approximately 40 kilometres east of Geraldton, on the north shore of Long Lake. The First Nation is a member of Matawa First Nations Tribal Council and Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
- The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
“The Government of Canada is committed to helping Northern, indigenous and remote communities strengthen their economies and create jobs. This initiative will help position Ginoogaming First Nation to realize economic opportunities, improving prosperity for the entire community.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
“Today’s investment demonstrates that this government is living up to its commitment to re-engage with Indigenous communities and support their efforts toward economic growth. This initiative will enable Ginoogaming First Nation to enact a solid strategy to attract investment and reach its full economic potential.”
The Honourable Patty Hadju, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North
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