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Government of Canada supports Indigenous economic development in southern Ontario – Anishinabek News

September 13, 2023

Two Indigenous-led businesses receive Government of Canada investment of more than $1.6 million to create new jobs and grow

BARRIE (September 8, 2023) – Indigenous businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs are an important part of growing the economy and creating good jobs in southern Ontario and across Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is working with these Indigenous communities and their members to strengthen relationships so that people can reach their potential and create new possibilities across Ontario.

On September 8, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of over $1.6 million for two Indigenous-led businesses, eSupply Canada and Biskane Inc., to grow and diversify, leading to new jobs and supporting inclusive economic prosperity.

As part of this investment, eSupply Canada, an Indigenous-owned online distributor of office, janitorial, and small-scale industrial supplies, received more than $1.1 million to improve its online e-commerce platform so it can better support Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs across Canada.

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