FedNor investments support jobs, growth and tourism opportunities across Northern Ontario


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.

Enaadmaagehjik $611,051

Support phase one of Point Grondine Eco Park Development, a new Indigenous tourism experience.

Enaadmaagehjik $75,000

Support for an Indigenous Culinary Tourism experience, including an outdoor kitchen.

LAMBAC $221,400

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.

Parry Sound–Muskoka

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.

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