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$1.3 Million Investment to Improve the East Ferris Medical Centre

March 18, 2022

EAST FERRIS – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing more than $1.3 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to help the Municipality of East Ferris with their Medical Centre. This funding will contribute to a stronger Ontario by creating jobs, supporting community health infrastructure and improving quality of life in northern communities.

“Supporting municipal projects, like the East Ferris Medical Centre, helps the community by maintaining and enhancing health services,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Ontario is committed to investing in the North and supporting our local economy.”

The NOHFC funding will be used to build the new East Ferris Medical Centre which will house two physicians, a chiropractor, and a pharmacy. Additional services will include a dietitian, nurse practitioner and a social worker, helping to make it a complete health and wellness hub offering a range of services for the area

“Maintaining and improving health services right here in our community is a priority for East Ferris,” said Pauline Rochefort, Mayor of East Ferris. “That is why, on behalf of all the citizens of East Ferris, I would like to sincerely thank the NOHFC and the Ontario government for their investment in the Centre Médical East Ferris Medical Centre. This funding will significantly reduce the financial impact that the project would otherwise have on our taxpayers and the municipality. It is important to note that this investment was made possible through the hard work of our MPP Vic Fedeli and Minister Greg Rickford and the support of Peter Chirico, a member of the NOHFC Board of Directors. We look forward to the official opening of the center in the coming months once construction is complete.”

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 $473 million in 4,244 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $1.5 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 6,600 jobs. 

Quick Fact

  • In February 2021, the Ontario government launched new and improved NOHFC programs that support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The programs target existing and emerging markets, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the North.

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