FedNor celebrates 25 years of promoting economic development and business growth in Northern Ontario

SUDBURY, Ontario, July 27, 2012 — The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today highlighted the important contribution FedNor has made to economic development and growth in Northern Ontario since its inception in 1987. This month marks the organization’s 25 year anniversary.

“The economic landscape has changed significantly over the last quarter century but FedNor has continued to play an important role as a catalyst for development and growth to benefit Northern Ontario communities and businesses,” said Minister Clement. “By continually ensuring that the programs and services FedNor delivers meet the needs of the region, the Harper Government is creating the right conditions for creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.”

FedNor, the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, was first established to help tackle the economic disparities and adjustment issues in the region. Over time, FedNor developed and grew to manage a variety of initiatives and programs designed to address specific economic development challenges and goals. Today, FedNor delivers its two main programs – the Northern Ontario Development Program and the Community Futures Program – through its staff working with communities and businesses throughout the region.

“Our government remains committed to encouraging economic growth, diversification, job creation and self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario” added Minister Clement. “For 25 years, FedNor’s success has been a tribute to the determination, courage and entrepreneurial spirit of Northern Ontarians.”

To find out more about FedNor and its programs, visit: fednor.gc.ca.


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For more information, please contact:

Sean Osmar
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Tony Clement

Linda Ménard
Director of Communications
705-671-0696 or 1-877-333-6673

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