Northern Initiatives Fund – $560,000 to support six projects in Nord-du-Québec


QUEBEC, June 7, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Six projects from the Nord-du-Québec region have been selected as part of the third call for projects of the Northern Initiatives Fund. The projects selected, which relate to a wide variety of fields, such as tourism, human resources management and support for entrepreneurship, represent total investments of almost $1.2 million In the region.

$559,769 funding was announced today by Mr. jonathan julienne, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region to support six selected projects. In total, twenty-nine initiatives in Quebec territory north of the 49th parallel will be supported by this program.

All projects originating from Nord-du-Québec come under component A of the FIN and therefore aim to promote the development of northern communities and preserve the environment. Among these initiatives, one comes from Nunavik and five from the territory of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James.

FIN is a financial assistance program that aims to respond in real time to the priority needs of northern communities, as defined in the Quebec government’s Northern Action Plan (PAN). A total of $11 million has been allocated to this program. The Société du Plan Nord, which coordinates the implementation of the 20-23 NAP, is in charge of this program.

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“I am delighted that the Northern Initiatives Fund is once again supporting a series of diversified projects in the Nord-du-Québec region. This program has enabled 25 projects to take off in the region since the creation of the Action Nord Plan, launched by our government, in December 2020. These represent almost $5.8 million investments in the North, more specifically in the regions of Nunavik and Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. »

jonathan julienne, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region and the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region

“The Northern Action Plan 2020-2023 once again demonstrates its concrete impact on the economic vitality of Nord-du-Québec. The financial assistance offered by the Northern Initiatives Fund will support six varied projects from the region. I’m glad we can support innovative promoters who are making a difference in their community. »

Denis LamotheMP for Ungava

Strong points :

Nord-du-Québec initiatives selected in component A of the FIN, “Community development and preservation of the environment”:

  • The LebelThe -sur-Quévillon municipal campground will develop eight new three-service campgrounds and two new ready-to-camp sites. ($100,000)

  • North Attraction, the James Bay regional promotion organization, will hire a resource specializing in human resources management to support businesses and organizations in recruiting and retaining their workforce. ($100,000)

  • The Regional History Society of Chibougamau will study the industrial development of the great James Bay region in order to establish a chronology highlighting the development of the territory according to its industries. ($94,879)

  • Radio Matagami will renovate one of its rooms to make it the first art gallery in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. ($64,890)

  • The Cree Women’s Association of Eeyou Istchee will offer traditional camp construction workshops to rehabilitate people under judicial control who must perform community service. ($100,000)

  • The Center for Studies for the Economic Autonomy of First Peoples and Inuit, affiliated with the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), will create entrepreneurial support tools adapted to Inuit culture. ($100,000)

Related links :

See the full list of selected northern initiatives.
Consult the full version of the NAP 20-23 on the Government of Quebec website.
Follow the NAP 20-23 rollout on Twitter: @societeplannord

SOURCESociété du Plan Nord


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