Over 20 Indigenous-led organizations across southern Ontario receive community infrastructure and tourism recovery support

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November 18, 2022

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of more than $9.6 million, through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), for 23 Indigenous-led community infrastructure and tourism projects across southern Ontario.

Projects and funding (tourism)
Recipient Name Project Funding contribution Fund

Caldwell First Nation

Create an outdoor gathering space by constructing a new boardwalk.

$750,000

CCRF

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Install an accessible splash pad at the Sandy Beach on Georgina Island.

$567,905

CCRF

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Improve accessibility of an outdoor gathering space by upgrading roadways at Cape Croker Park.

$750,000

CCRF

Curve Lake First Nation

Reinvent an existing, unused baseball diamond into a multi-purpose outdoor recreational hub. 

$750,000

CCRF

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

Construct a new space for an Indigenous services hub and community gathering space in downtown Toronto.

$750,000

CCRF

Saugeen First Nation # 29

Upgrade the parking lot to be used for activities and events such as farmer’s markets and a performance venue.

$16,000

CCRF

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Install a splash pad at Chiefswood Park on the Six Nations reserve.

$225,000

CCRF

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Renovate the washroom and laundry facilities and construct a new pavilion and meeting space in Chiefswood Park.

$200,000

CCRF

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Construct and install eight glamping units in Chiefswood Park, including solar panels on each roof.

$20,000

CCRF

The Indigenous Network

Support infrastructure additions for the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Farm and support a 16-week program built around the Anishinaabe medicine wheel.

$648,516

CCRF

Black River Wilderness Park Limited

Upgrade the campground facilities, website, online sales capabilities and Indigenous experiential offerings.

$40,442

TRF

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Construct three three-season cabins, install gender-inclusive accessible washroom trailer, upgrade electrical and install solar panel system to improve Cape Croker Park.

$750,000

TRF

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Create the Gawii Wiikaa Ga-Nendimisii - Never, Ever Forget Me project with several Indigenous cultural and heritage events at the Western Fair Grounds.

$475,000

TRF

ELMNT FM

Host the Indigenous Music Live Showcase Series events bi-monthly in Toronto and Ottawa.

$500,000

TRF

Kayanase (Grand River Employment & Training Inc.)

Create outdoor event space, add overnight accommodations, improve accessibility and develop Indigenous cultural programs.

$500,000

TRF

Hiawatha First Nation

Upgrade facilities and amenities, improve accessibility and signage.

$100,000

TRF

Mississaugas Of The Credit First Nation

Repair and renovate Council House to convert, in part, into a museum.

$498,952

TRF

Mississaugas Of The Credit First Nation

Create an experiential program for Moccasin Identifier stencil kits, an accessible art program to ground treaty teachings and advance reconciliation through outdoor education.

$497,900

TRF

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Enhance the Christmas Marketplace with online retail platform; provide business supports, training and workshops to Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs and SMEs.

$400,000

TRF

Ojibway Bay Marina Ltd.

Safety, accessibility and greening upgrades to amenities, facilities, signage and tourist offerings.

$499,773

TRF

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Develop a destination marketing plan that builds upon the virtual and augmented reality experiences.

$62,000

TRF

Three Fires: An Indigenous Culinary Experience

Create an Indigenous cultural tourism hub and generate additional revenue streams.

$500,000

TRF

Traylor Parker’s Real Texas BBQ

Create an outdoor area with Indigenous smokehouse, chef’s table and seating, and develop Indigenous culinary tourism products.

$100,000

TRF

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