Federal funding helps Canadore College expand programs to support students, businesses, municipalities and Indigenous communities, creating more than 95 jobs
August 16, 2022 – North Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario – FedNor
A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. To do this, businesses and entrepreneurs need a solid foundation, built on innovation, inclusiveness and clean growth to create the workforce of tomorrow.
Today, the Honorable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, announced a Government of Canada investment of $2,875,920 through FedNor and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to support four initiatives at Canador College. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, and the Honorable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors.
Of this total, Canadore College will receive $1.1 million in FedNor funding to establish a Concept Development Laboratory (CDL) at its Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping (ICAMP). This targeted investment will improve the regional innovation ecosystem by supporting companies and start-ups through the commercialization process, including scale-up and product development. Over the next three years, CDL will conduct technology audits and help companies develop and commercialize new or modified products, processes, services or technologies. This project should create 44 jobs and maintain 60 others.
As part of this announcement, Canadore College will also receive $750,000 in FedNor funding to establish an Indigenous Drinking Water Learning Pavilion. Specifically, the investment will be used to create a comprehensive platform of technologies, services and educational programs tailored to the needs and values of First Nations, while addressing the challenges of providing reliable and sustainable drinking water to communities. remote natives. Once fully operational, the Lodge will include a fully operational water treatment facility and a demonstration laboratory to showcase innovative water treatment technologies and services. This project should create 25 jobs.
The announcement also includes FedNor funding of $1,000,920 to help ThinkOn establish a digital public safety center at Canadore College. As the first and only exclusive provider of storage, computing and networking resources in Canada, ThinkOn’s North Bay facility will include a Security Operations Center (SOC) and Digital Evidence Management (DEM) archives . The SOC will be a highly secure facility that identifies and resolves all security events and incidents. The Archives will provide secure hosting of content management for vendor-neutral digital evidence and archival evidence for public safety agencies and groups in Ontario and Canada. This targeted investment will also enable ThinkOn to host a major cybersecurity event to showcase North Bay as a prime location for digital technology. This priority project should create 28 full-time jobs over the next two years.
Finally, ESDC, through its New Horizons for Seniors Program, is providing $25,000 for a community project to help Canadore College run information sessions on financial literacy and educate seniors about elder abuse.