More than 70 tourism projects receiving federal support, helping to create and maintain over 280 jobs
September 27, 2022 – Thunder Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario – FedNor
As the world safely resumes travel, Canada and Northern Ontario have so much to offer as a top tourism destination: breathtaking landscapes, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming communities and people.
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on Canada’s tourism sector. However, with support from the Federal Government through the Tourism Relief Fund, businesses and operators have remained resilient, and are ready to bounce back.
As September 27th marks the United Nations’ World Tourism Day, today the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, is announcing FedNor investments totalling $9,654,641 to protect, strengthen, and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Funding has been made available through both the Tourism Relief Fund and FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program. These investments will support 74 tourism projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region, and support the creation and maintaining of over 280 jobs.
For the full list of projects and investments, please see the regional backgrounders provided.