A number of projects in the region are being injected with provincial funding.
Ontario has announced the 51 recipients of the Francophone Community Grants Program that aims to enhance the cultural and commercial vitality of the francophone communities.
Local groups receiving cash through the community and culture stream of the program are:
- $50,000 - Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre for the creation of a literary, historical and tourist trail in northeastern Ontario. It will follow the footsteps of francophone author Jocelyne Saucier. Her work focuses on the history of the region, its development and the importance of the Indigenous influence. Through a promotional campaign and the creation of a website, people will be able to discover and explore local francophone history highlights.
- $40,000 - Centre regional de Loisirs cultures Inc. It's for a beer festival and winter carnival in the Kapuskasing region.
- $16,000 - Town of Hearst Centennial Library Series. There will be a series of writing workshops, a round table of regional authors on children's literature, children's stories, conferences and a family dinner.
- $25,000 - Mouvement des intervenants et des intervenantes en communicationradio de l'Ontario. It's to strengthen the Hearst area organization's capacity to provide products and services by hiring a new recruit to manage the organization's website and social media and promote its member radio stations.
One of the projects in the economic development stream is also boosting a regional organization.
Goshenite Seniors Services Inc. is receiving $50,000 to recruit, hire and train bilingual nursing assistants in northeastern Ontario. This project is expected to benefit Greater Sudbury, West Nipissing, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins.