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Government of Canada funding to help attract businesses, create employment, and contribute to economic growth in Northwestern Ontario’s Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
Dalles, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario - FedNor - Residents of the Indigenous community of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation (formerly Dalles First Nation), located 30 kilometres north of Kenora, will benefit from increased business, economic development and training opportunities with a new multi-use facility to be located adjacent to its existing band office. The project is being made possible thanks to a FedNor investment of $1 million.
The funding was announced today by the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.
The multi-purpose facility will feature dedicated economic and business development offices, as well as a training and conference centre. The building, which will be nearly 5,000 sq. ft., will provide training and development opportunities for the area’s Indigenous economic development officers. In addition, it will offer commercial space for new or expanding Indigenous agencies and businesses, help local residents develop workforce and life skills needed for long-term employment, and provide a venue for a variety of community meetings and conferences.
Source : Government Of Canada

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