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Cash Influx Coming From The Province For NWO

By Katie Nicholls Nov 10, 2022 | 9:55 AM

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Ontario’s government is investing some heavy cash flow into northern and rural communities for 2023.

The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) is the province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities, primarily supporting northern and rural municipalities.

The purpose of the funding is to help the municipalities that are adjusting to year-over-year funding changes based on community fiscal health.

For 2023, the City of Thunder Bay will be getting $20.7 million dollars from the grant, seeing an increase of almost $455,000 from last year. Other surrounding communities will also see cash from the province including:

Oliver Paipoonge – $931,900

Shuniah – $877,400

Neebing – $547,000

Conmee – $201,900

Gillies – $166,900

O’Connor – $161,500

Elsewhere, Kenora will be will see a small decrease in the amount they’re getting next year, a total of $3.018 million.

Fort Frances is also seeing less from the OMPF as they have been allotted $3.45M as is is Dryden. The province is awarding that community $2.14M for 2023.

A full list communities and their OMPF for Ontario’s north can be found here.


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