Ontario Supporting Business and Job Creation in MattawaSeptember 20, 2019
Ontario’s government is supporting eco-tourism in Northern Ontario by investing in Mattawa River Resort, an all-season vacation facility. This will create six full-time and eight part-time jobs.
Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced $147,641 for the resort, on behalf of Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. The funding will be used to expand and refurbish the waterside facility, winterize its cottages and make improvements to the onsite restaurant. It will also bring snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle and cross-country skiing services to the resort.
“Tourism is a vital economic contributor to four-season destinations such as Mattawa. This investment will help create jobs and improving access to winter activities in the North to attract visitors to the region,” said MPP Fedeli. “This is just one more way we are signaling to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” he added.
- Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $120 million in 708 projects, creating or retaining over 2,368 jobs.
- The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster the economic growth and diversification of the region.
- Mattawa River Resort is an all-season waterside vacation facility located in Papineau-Cameron, Ontario on the shore of Chant Plein Lake.
- The resort, featured in the second season of CTV’s Cardinal, offers accommodation, seasonal hunting and fishing, and outdoor adventure activities like cross-country skiing.