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Over $1.6 Million in NOHFC Funding

April 19, 2022

Strategic investments help strengthen regional economy

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, has announced that the Ontario government is providing $1,642,942 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) into three area projects. The following NOHFC recipients include:

  • $850,900 for the North Bay and District Humane Society to build a new community hub for pets and pet families that will have 12 dog kennels, 5 cat and kitten care rooms, a training space for educational programming, laundry facilities, a meet and greet space for potential adopters and an exercise park for pets and volunteers
  • $499,575 for the Municipality of Callander to enhance and improve existing green space and recreational areas in the downtown area.
  • $292,467 for the Laurentian Ski and Snowboarding Club to purchase a new groomer, an ATV and a new snow-making system

“Our government continues to foster a strong future in our region by supporting economic growth, job creation and reaffirming the North as a great place to live, work and play,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “We are keeping North Bay and surrounding communities current and thriving to successfully compete in today’s business and tourism climates.”

NOHFC Announcement and the North Bay Humane Society
NOHFC Announcement at the North Bay and District Humane Society

“The North Bay and District Humane Society has proudly served pet families in North Bay and surrounding communities for more than 65 years; our new Pet Adoption and Wellness Centre will double the size of our campus, allowing us to expand our educational and volunteer programming, create permanent full-time jobs and most importantly, help us find loving forever homes for the more than 1,500 dogs, cats and other companion animals we welcome to our facility every year. We are grateful for the support of the Ontario government in making this expansion project a reality,” said Liam Cullin, Executive Director of the North Bay and District Humane Society.

“We are so excited to hear the news that we were successful with our funding application. With this money, we can now accelerate the implementation of our Downtown and Waterfront Revitalization Plan, by continuing enhancements to our Centennial Park and Municipal Dock. Both areas are not only important gathering places for our community, but also a tourism draw for our local economy. We extend a big thank you to the Honourable Vic Fedeli for his support in this project,” said Rob Noon, Mayor of Callander.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management Team at Laurentian Skill, we are delighted to receive funding from NOHFC to enhance our operations and ageing infrastructure. This funding will allow us to upgrade our equipment and increase our efficiencies so we can better serve the community. We are looking forward to our next season.” – John Strang, President Laurentian Ski Hill & Snowboarding Club

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 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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