The Government of Canada invests $7.6 million to support communities, businesses and organizations in Northern Ontario to help create jobs, spur growth and support the tourism industry
City of Elliot Lake $63,000
Hire an intern to implement and support the community’s strategic planning and tourism efforts.
City of Elliot Lake $359,370
Plan and construct a multi-use waterfront development area to improve access to local tourism operators.
Support phase one of Point Grondine Eco Park Development, a new Indigenous tourism experience.
Support for an Indigenous Culinary Tourism experience, including an outdoor kitchen.
Hire a regional economic development officer on behalf of six municipalities and two First Nations to support investment attraction, business, job creation, and tourism.
Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands $196,500
Enhancements to boating and cruise ship infrastructure in response to record high Lake Huron water levels.
Town of Hearst $459,035
Establish downtown festival and events area including a permanent pavilion and outdoor space.
Township of Assiginack $270,000
Hire an economic development officer for a three-year period to support waterfront, downtown, business and tourism development.
Weengushk International Film Festival $25,000
Expansion of the Weengushk International Film Festival on Manitoulin Island, aimed at attracting visitors from outside of Northern Ontario and promoting regional film products.
City of Kenora $1,000,000
Launch Phase IV of the community’s downtown revitalization strategy.
Municipality of Red Lake $73,900
Complete Class A engineered drawings, design development, construction plans, and Leadership Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation services for Regional Events Centre.
Discovery Routes Trails Organization $82,800
Implement the marketing strategy for the Voyageur Cycling Route in Northeastern Ontario.
Le Centre culturel ARTEM $7,200
Construction of a kiosk at Village Noël to highlight the importance of Aboriginal and Métis people in Temiskaming.
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve $250,000
Expand the Georgian Bay Biosphere EcoAdventures Tourism experience.
Muskoka Chautauqua $31,500
Hire a youth intern to revitalize and position the historic village of Windemere as an international cultural hub in Muskoka.
Township of Armour $25,000
Establish the Almaguin Harvest Spin Project, a cycling event designed to enhance tourism in the region.
Sault Ste. Marie
Canoes for Conservation $65,667
Establish an ecotourism adventure that includes a tour on a large birch bark canoe highlighting Indigenous culture and the history on the Great Lakes.
Science North $1,020,000
Develop the Jane Goodall's Reasons for Hope IMAX Film and Skill-Share Program.
Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative Corp $31,500
Hire a youth intern to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to increase the cinema's reach into various ethnic and cultural groups, particularly the Francophone community.
Thunder Bay–Rainy River
Atikokan EDC $185,000
Purchase a custom-designed mobile event stage to create tourism opportunities throughout the Atikokan region.
Atikokan EDC $81,900
Implement the Tourism Atikokan Marketing Plan that includes updated highway signage, print and video materials.
Atikokan EDC $171,900
Hire a community economic development officer for a three-year period to support community and regional development initiatives in the Atikokan region.
Cushing Lake Resort $90,000
Support the expansion of the Cushing Lake Resort, which includes installing a new water filtration system, docks, electrical upgrades and safety enhancements.
Friends Of White Otter Castle $185,310
Complete essential restorations and upgrades to White Otter Castle.
Rainy River Future Development Corporation $55,000
Develop a tourism marketing plan for the region.
Township of Conmee $146,000
Support the construction of an outdoor tourism facility.
Upsala Local Service Board $21,200
Implementation of a new branding and marketing strategy.
Thunder Bay–Superior North
City of Thunder Bay $750,000
Infrastructure to support the development of Prince Arthur's Landing Phase 2 Cultural Campus on the Thunder Bay Waterfront.
Destination Marketing Organization Initiatives
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada $250,082
Market preparedness and brand development for Destination Indigenous.
Indigenous Tourism Ontario $200,000
Implement Northern Ontario Indigenous Culinary Tourism Strategy.
Muskoka Tourism $36,000
Support Multicultural Tourism Growth throughout the Muskoka region.
North of Superior Tourism Association Inc. $60,708
Develop the Lake Superior Circle Tour website and mobile app.
North of Superior Tourism Association Inc. $328,409
Hire a coordinator for a three-year period to implement the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Strategy.
Tourism Industry Association of Canada $124,980
Coordinate and host the Canadian Experiences Rural Summit in Northern Ontario.
Tourism Northern Ontario $50,000
Launch the Experience Fishing Program, a three-year pilot project designed to train lodge-based tourism operators to attract and service new market segments.
Canadian Experiences Fund – National Initiative
Tourism HR Canada $100,040
Support LGBTQ2 market readiness for small to medium sized enterprises and communities.