Government of Canada Invests $270,000 in Schreiber

SCHREIBER, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) -A Government of Canada investment of $270,000 is helping the Township of Schreiber hire an economic development officer (EDO) for a three-year period to implement the community’s recently completed community revitalization plan. This investment will enable the community to undertake local economic development priorities, which will help create middle-class jobs and support sustainable growth and prosperity.

“Moving forward and implementing the various priority initiatives contained in our revitalization plan is a top priority for our community and this investment will help us achieve these goals. We are proud to partner with FedNor and the Government of Canada to coordinate and implement immediate and long-term economic development initiatives that help maximize the economic potential of the Township of Schreiber.” Mark Figliomeni, Mayor, Township of Schreiber

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.

“The funding announced today will empower the Township of Schreiber to take charge of its economic future, enhance middle-class employment, and support a strong, sustainable local economy. I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the unique needs of Northern Ontario and is investing to ensure our communities can diversify, thrive and succeed.” Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North

Some key activities to be undertaken by the EDO include downtown and waterfront revitalization and beautification, re-branding and signage, as well as investment attraction and marketing. Provided through FedNor’s Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario, this targeted investment will help the community accelerate business development and growth, pursue and promote tourism opportunities, and create employment.

“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in strategic initiatives that fuel the economy and accelerate growth in Northern Ontario communities. Today’s announcement will help the Township of Schreiber pursue a variety of priority economic development initiatives and I look forward to the positive results these will achieve for the region.” Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor                                                                                                                                                                               

Quick Facts

  • The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
  • FedNor’s Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO) enables recipient communities and First Nations to increase the number of community and/or regional economic development initiatives implemented, leading to increased business investment, job creation, and increased regional collaboration and partnerships among communities.

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