Rickford details $25 million fund for Indigenous-owned businesses

Ontario is partnering with the Chiefs of Ontario to provide $25 million to Indigenous-owned business to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Indigenous communities welcome this funding to help businesses and organizations,” said Ontario Regional Chief, Glen Hare. “First Nations communities continue to struggle to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, and this funding will assist with the economic recovery and development for business and entrepreneurs.” Kenora-Rainy River MPP, Minister of Northern Development and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Greg Rickford announced the $25 million over three years fund last week. The fund is aimed to remove barriers for Indigenous people in apprenticeships, provide training opportunities and help businesses recover. “Indigenous businesses have an incredible opportunity,” said Rickford, during Question Period at Queen’s Park. “This is an Indigenous-led and inspired fund…

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