Government of Canada

04/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/23/2019 10:45

Investing in Northern Ontario’s creative economy to spur business growth and create jobs

Government of Canada funding to help attract cultural industries private sector investment

April 23, 2019 - Sudbury, ON - Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario - FedNor

Local residents and businesses will benefit from improved opportunities and a stronger economy thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $850,000. This FedNor funding will enable Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) to advance the development and promotion of the region's digital and film media, TV and music industries.

The announcement was made today by Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, and Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.

Specifically, the funding will support CION's ongoing operations for a three-year period and help to attract private sector investment in film and television projects, creating new revenue opportunities for communities, artists and production professionals living and working in the region.