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FedNor has committed nearly $100,000 to the Township of Ignace to develop an investment and capacity-building master plan.

Kenora MP Bob Nault on behalf of Navdeep Bains, the minister of innovation, science and economic development and the minister responsible for FedNor, announced $94,500 in funding for the plan Friday, Aug. 16.

“I would like to thank the Government of Canada for recognizing the unique needs of our community by investing to strengthen the social and economic outlook of the Township of Ignace,” Ignace Mayor Donald Cunningham said in a news release. “Once complete, the master plan will help in ensuring our community continues to be a great place to live, work, play and do business.”

The master plan will outline a vision and long-term economic strategy for the community. FedNor funding will support the three key components of the master plan, which include developing and implementing economic development and tourism strategies, as well as completing a community capacity study.

“Our Government is empowering Northern Ontario communities to take charge of their economic futures by investing in local priorities that support jobs, growth and a strong economy,” Nault said in a news release. “By investing in the Township of Ignace, we are helping to maximize the community’s economic and tourism potential, while supporting long-term growth and prosperity throughout the area.”

 

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Maximizing economic and growth opportunities in the Township of Ignace 

(KENORA) August 16, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced an investment of $94,500, which will enable the community to develop an investment and capacity-building master plan.

“Our Government is empowering Northern Ontario communities to take charge of their economic futures by investing in local priorities that support jobs, growth and a strong economy,” stated Nault. “By investing in the Township of Ignace, we are helping to maximize the community’s economic and tourism potential, while supporting long-term growth and prosperity throughout the area.”

Identified as a local priority, the master plan will outline a vision and long-term economic strategy for the community. Specifically, FedNor funding will support the three key components of the master plan, which include developing and implementing economic development and tourism strategies, as well as completing a community capacity study. Once complete, the initiative will provide the township with the planning tools and tactics needed to attract private sector investments and businesses to the area, while creating jobs, enhancing tourism and maximizing social, economic and growth opportunities in the community.

“Families and businesses in the Township of Ignace will benefit from future job creation, long-term growth and a strong economic outlook,” concluded Nault. “The positive impacts of this investment will extend far beyond Ignace and ripple throughout the region as we continue making the North even stronger.”

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“I would like to thank the Government of Canada for recognizing the unique needs of our community by investing to strengthen the social and economic outlook of the Township of Ignace. Once complete, the master plan will help in ensuring our community continues to be a great place to live, work, play and do business.”

  • Donald Cunningham, Mayor, Township of Ignace

           

“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting communities in their efforts to stimulate economic and business development, while creating new opportunities for local residents. I am proud that our government is investing to enable local partners, like the Township of Ignace, to chart the course for community growth and prosperity.”  

  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

Quick Facts

  • The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
  • Since 2016 and through successive budgets, the Government of Canada has earmarked an additional $62 million for FedNor in support of various initiatives to enable the organization to further strengthen Northern Ontario’s economy and create even more middle-class jobs for Canadians.

 

To arrange an interview with the Hon. Bob Nault, please contact:

 

Ottawa office:

Kenora office:

(613) 996-1161

(807) 468-2170

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Twitter: @BobNaultMP

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Optimiser les possibilités économiques et de croissance dans le canton d’Ignace
Investissement du gouvernement du Canada visant à créer une feuille de route économique pour la communauté

Le 16 août 2019 – Canton d’Ignace (Ontario) — Initiative fédérale de développement économique pour le Nord de l’Ontario — FedNor

Les familles et les entreprises du canton d’Ignace profiteront de la création d’emploi, d’une croissance à long terme et d’une perspective économique favorable grâce à un investissement de 94 500 $ du gouvernement du Canada. Ce financement ciblé de FedNor permettra à la communauté de mettre en place un plan directeur en matière d’investissement et de renforcement des capacités.

L’honorable Bob Nault, député de Kenora, a fait l’annonce aujourd’hui au nom de l’honorable Navdeep Bains, ministre de l’Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique et ministre responsable de FedNor.

Le plan directeur, défini comme une priorité locale, énoncera une vision et une stratégie économique à long terme pour la communauté. Plus particulièrement, le financement de FedNor appuiera les trois principaux éléments du plan directeur, qui comprennent l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre de stratégies en matière de développement économique et de tourisme, ainsi que la réalisation d’une étude des capacités communautaires. Une fois terminée, l’initiative fournira au canton les outils de planification et les tactiques nécessaires pour attirer des investissements et des entreprises du secteur privé dans la région, tout en créant des emplois, en améliorant le tourisme et en optimisant les possibilités sociales, économiques et de croissance dans la communauté.

 

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« Le gouvernement du Canada s’engage à appuyer les communautés dans leurs efforts visant à stimuler la croissance de l’économie et des entreprises, tout en créant de nouvelles possibilités pour les résidents locaux. Je suis fier de l’investissement de notre gouvernement permettant aux partenaires locaux, comme le canton d’Ignace, de tracer la voie de la croissance et de la prospérité communautaires. »
- L’honorable Navdeep Bains, ministre de l’Innovation, des Sciences et du Développement économique et ministre responsable de FedNor

« Notre gouvernement donne aux communautés du Nord de l’Ontario les moyens dont elles ont besoin pour prendre en main leur avenir économique en investissant dans les priorités locales qui appuient la création d’emplois, la croissance et une économie forte. En investissant dans le canton d’Ignace, nous contribuons à optimiser le potentiel économique et touristique de la communauté, tout en appuyant la croissance et la prospérité à long terme de la région. »
- L’honorable Bob Nault, député fédéral de Kenora

« Je tiens à remercier le gouvernement du Canada d’avoir reconnu les besoins uniques de notre communauté en accordant un investissement pour améliorer les perspectives sociales et économiques du canton d’Ignace. Une fois terminé, le plan directeur aidera à faire en sorte que notre communauté demeure un endroit où il fait bon vivre, travailler, s’amuser et faire des affaires. »
- Donald Cunningham, maire, Canton d’Ignace

 

Faits en bref

• Le financement annoncé aujourd’hui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme de développement du Nord de l’Ontario de FedNor. Ce programme appuie des projets qui favorisent le développement économique durable des communautés, qui stimulent le développement et la croissance des entreprises et qui facilitent l’innovation dans l’ensemble de la région.

• Depuis 2016 et dans le cadre de budgets successifs, le gouvernement du Canada a réservé 62 millions de dollars supplémentaires pour FedNor en faveur de diverses initiatives pour permettre à l’organisme de renforcer davantage l’économie du Nord de l’Ontario et de créer encore plus d’emplois pour les Canadiens de la classe moyenne.

 

 

Liens connexes

• Pour en savoir davantage sur nos programmes et services, veuillez consulter : fednor.gc.ca.

• Suivez-nous sur Twitter : @FedNor.

• Suivez Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique sur Twitter : @ISDE_CA.

 

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Barclay Babcock
Agent des communications
FedNor
705-690-0957
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Maximizing economic and growth opportunities in the Township of Ignace
Government of Canada invests to create economic roadmap for the community

August 16, 2019 – Township of Ignace, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor

Families and businesses in the Township of Ignace will benefit from future job creation, long-term growth and a strong economic outlook, thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $94,500. This targeted FedNor funding will enable the community to develop an investment and capacity-building master plan.

The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.

Identified as a local priory, the master plan will outline a vision and long-term economic strategy for the community. Specifically, FedNor funding will support the three key components of the master plan, which include developing and implementing economic development and tourism strategies, as well as completing a community capacity study. Once complete, the initiative will provide the township with the planning tools and tactics needed to attract private sector investments and businesses to the area, while creating jobs, enhancing tourism and maximizing social, economic and growth opportunities in the community.

 

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting communities in their efforts to stimulate economic and business development, while creating new opportunities for local residents. I am proud that our government is investing to enable local partners, like the Township of Ignace, to chart the course for community growth and prosperity.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

“Our Government is empowering Northern Ontario communities to take charge of their economic futures by investing in local priorities that support jobs, growth and a strong economy. By investing in the Township of Ignace, we are helping to maximize the community’s economic and tourism potential, while supporting long-term growth and prosperity throughout the area.”
- The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora

“I would like to thank the Government of Canada for recognizing the unique needs of our community by investing to strengthen the social and economic outlook of the Township of Ignace. Once complete, the master plan will help in ensuring our community continues to be a great place to live, work, play and do business.”
- Donald Cunningham, Mayor, Township of Ignace

 

Quick Facts

• The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.

• Since 2016 and through successive budgets, the Government of Canada has earmarked an additional $62 million for FedNor in support of various initiatives to enable the organization to further strengthen Northern Ontario’s economy and create even more middle-class jobs for Canadians.

  

Related Links

• To find out more about our programs and services, please visit: fednor.gc.ca.

• Follow us on Twitter: @FedNor.

• Follow Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on Twitter: @ISED_CA

 

Contact

Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer
FedNor
705-690-0957
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:49

Community Announcement

Mayor Donald Cunningham along with MP Bob Nault, invites all residents of Ignace to a community announcement on:

 Date: Friday 16th August, 2019
 Time: 4:30 pm
 Venue: The Municipal Office (34 Highway 17 West)

There will be light refreshments after the announcement.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

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First, on behalf of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Ignace, please know that we are all saddened by the recent loss of several teaching and administrative positions at the Ignace School, and we are well aware of the significance of the issue. As such, the Mayor arranged for a meeting with the most relevant and appropriate professional, Mr. Sean Monteith, Director of Education.

It is important for our residents to understand that whenever Council and Administration approach issues such as these, we endeavour to remain steadfast in our approach to invite constructive, meaningful and positive dialogue. As we can all agree, I am certain, no professional would wish to engage in a discussion when it is has been predetermined that they are being unjust and unfair in terms of their decision-making. There are many facts of this matter not known to the general public. As such, this Council and Administration stands firm in our approach to work respectfully with the relevant service providers towards understanding the rationale of this decision, and as important, how we can work together to improve the educational system in Ignace. The goal at this time cannot be to implement a decision that would offer a short-term, ‘band-aid’ solution.

Rather, we must engage in dialogue that focuses on two (2) primary objectives, that is:

• Will the quality of our high school students’ education suffer due to the loss of the teaching positions; and
• What must occur in Ignace to reinstate these important positions?

It is extremely important that we remember to remain active listeners during such times of exploring credible solutions and engaging in negotiations. It is not the time for us to do a lot of talking. Rather, it is time for us to ask smart questions and concentrate on the responses/answers being provided us. We need to take our time responding to what we have heard, as opposed to reacting in an un-necessarily adversarial fashion. The psychological benefit of employing good listening is that the person to whom we are listening tends to be more cooperative and understanding in reaching a solution to the problem. This more often than not results in improved evaluation and analyzing of the situation.

We are all aware that everyone wants to be heard and understood. Successful, professional negotiation and communication requires considering an issue from all sides and promoting understanding and interest in the other person without agreeing with his or her point of view. Council will be hearing from all stakeholders in the near future, following further communication efforts with the School Board.

 

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