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QUÉBEC, June 7, 2022 – Twenty-nine initiatives from all over Northern Québec will receive funding as part of the third Fonds d’initiatives nordiques (FIN) call for projects. In total, selected projects represent total investments of $8.6 million.
Today, Mr. Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine regions, announced that $2,8 million would be granted to support the twenty-nine selected projects. A list of selected initiatives is currently available on the gouvernement du Québec’s website.
The twenty-nine selected projects include twenty-one initiatives from the Côte-Nord region, two from the northern Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, six from the Nord-du-Québec region (five in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James and one in Nunavik).
FIN is a financial assistance program that aims to meet Nordic communities’ priority needs in real-time, as featured in the gouvernement du Québec’s Northern Action Plan 2020-2023 (20-23 NAP). A total of $11 million has been allocated to this program. The Société du Plan Nord, which coordinates the 20-23 NAP implementation, is the lead agency for the FIN.
“I am again thrilled by the enthusiasm expressed by organizations and entrepreneurs in the Northern territory and the diversity of projects that will benefit from the Fonds d’initiatives nordiques (FIN). Since our government introduced the FIN in December 2020, our program has enabled 95 projects to take wing. These represent tangible investments of over $26.6 million north of the 49th parallel.”
Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord Region and the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region
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For further information: Source : Emmanuelle Ducharme, Press Officer, Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie−Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, Phone : 418 643-7295; Information : Laurie Richard, Communication Advisor, Société du Plan Nord, Phone : 418 643-1874, poste 6645