Ontario is supporting Northern communities by helping them to attract and develop investment opportunities.
The province's Northern Communities Investment Readiness initiative is investing more than $168,000 in 16 new investment projects led by Northern communities, First Nations and economic development corporations.
Couchiching First Nation will receive $10,000 for a community profile project.
Corporation du Developpement Economique et Communautaire de Dubreuilville will receive $16,415 for a commercial, industrial and residential land study.
The City of Kenora will receive $12,500 to complete a strategic plan for the Tunnel Island area.
Lake of the Woods Development Commission will receive a total of $22,500 for a health-care sector profile and a GDP data development project.
Mitaanjigamiing First Nation will receive $9,165 for a community asset inventory project.
The Township of Morley will receive $5,325 for an asset inventory project.
Nipissing First Nation will receive $4,526 for an economic profile project.
The Nokiiwin Tribal Council will receive $12,266 to deliver an investment readiness training workshop.
Northwest Angle #37 First Nation will receive $9,165 for an asset inventory project.
Rainy River First Nations will receive a total of $30,000 for community profile, asset inventory and strategic plan projects.
The Township of Red Rock will receive $10,125 for community profile and asset inventory projects.
Sioux Lookout will receive a total of $26,135 for a mining infrastructure investment and attraction project and a mining familiarization tour.
Attracting new investment and helping the province compete globally is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrive, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.