Ontario Supporting Arts, Heritage and Tourism Sectors in North BayAugust 19, 2020
NORTH BAY – Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries joined Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, to announce over $650,000 in funding to help propel the local arts and tourism sectors.
“Our sectors were hit first, the hardest and will take the longest to recover,” said Minister MacLeod. “As our government moves forward with reopening the province, we are proud to support numerous organizations that build up our unique communities and put our tourism industry on a path to recovery.”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the government has continued to invest in Ontario’s tourism and creative sectors. Through Community Museum Operating Grants, the Celebrate Ontario program, Public Library Operating Grants and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the government has made investments to enrich local and visitor experiences, including:
- $22,066 for the Discovery North Bay Museum
- $106,611 for the North Bay Public Library
- $74,300 for the Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
- $282,300 for the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
- $65,600 for the Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area
- $36,300 for the Mattawa Women’s Resource Centre
“This new funding will go a long way in helping our local tourism sector and community organizations recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “We need to continue working together as our economy recovers, and these investments in essential local organizations will mean more support for the people of Nipissing throughout this journey.”
Our government is committed to continuing its work with our province’s tourism and arts sectors to ensure that as the economy gradually reopens, Ontario will be in the best position to welcome the world back to our province.