The Ontario government is investing more than $2.5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) in eight community infrastructure projects in the Algoma and Sudbury Districts. This investment will improve municipal infrastructure, expand tourism opportunities and enhance quality of life in Northeastern Ontario.
“Through targeted investments, our government is building strong, connected and prosperous communities in Algoma, Sudbury and across the North,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “We are proud to support municipal partners on projects that build vibrant recreational amenities and improve mental and physical wellness in every corner of Northern Ontario.”
The NOHFC is funding the following projects:
- $941,500 to the Municipality of Wawa for two modernization projects upgrading the Michipicoten Memorial Community Center (MMCC), an important hub for community recreation, special events and tourism
- $478,568 for the Township of Chapleau to install a back-up electrical power generator at the civic centre, home to the community’s fire department, library, emergency operations centre and town hall
- $389,394 for the Township of MacDonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional to make roof and insulation upgrades to the Echo Bay Sportsplex, home to a diverse range of community events and programming
- $200,000 for the Township of St. Joseph to make critical rehabilitation upgrades to the Richards Landing Marina Building, a multi-use facility that hosts a wide variety of community and tourism events and activities
- $197,703 for the Searchmont Local Services Board to revitalize the community centre with structural and security upgrades and new fitness and playground equipment
- $168,660 for the Township of Johnson to renovate and upgrade the community centre kitchen to offer cooking demonstrations and classes and serve meals during sport and public events
- $167,832 for the Kebsquasheshing Golf Club, a not-for-profit golf course in Chapleau, to install an irrigation system and purchase equipment to maintain the quality of the golf course
The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects—big and small, rural and urban—that stimulate growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $685 million in 5,656 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 9,000 jobs.