FedNor announces $13M for Indigenous-led initiatives across the North

9 Aug 2020


Terry Sheehan says $13 million in FedNor funding for economic development for Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations in Northern Ontario will help kick-start the economy right across the region, while advancing the cause of reconciliation.

Sheehan, the Liberal MP for Sault Ste. Marie and parliamentary secretary to Melanie Joly, the minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced funding for 22 Indigenous-led initiatives in the region.

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Thompson

“The feeling of home and family orientated culture has allowed us to retain our most valuable asset, our people.”

Neil Matheson, CFO, Thompson Construction Group

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ACKT

“Locating in Spruce Grove is prime for us.  We need to be centrally located in the province to reach our customers and move our products.”  

Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director, ACKT Industries

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Rik-Solare

“The City has the space we need—store frontage with lots of traffic and warehouse space.”

Rik Kaminsky, Co-Owner and CEO, Solaré Canada Inc.

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AB-Precast

“Retaining long-term employees is key. It’s difficult to do, but we’ve done it in Spruce Grove.”

Jack Seguin, Owner, Alberta Precast Products

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Braven-Seljax

“In Spruce Grove we have everything in the way of retail businesses, excellent schools and first-class sport facilities all right here.” 

Braven Blackwell, President, Seljax

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CC

“We chose Spruce Grove because it had the best real estate prices in the area compared to other industrial parks.”

Tim Martin, General Manager, Cross Country Infrastructure Services Canada Inc.

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