Ontario’s Northern Regions look to make their communities more welcoming

March 1, 2021

By CIC News |

Communities in rural and northern Ontario came together to lay out short and long-term plans to grow their population.

 

This includes the “Come North” 10-point action plan released in January 2021.

Northern Ontario is facing labour shortages as well as an aging and declining population. For this reason, more than 300 people representing over 100 organizations came together for two conferences in February 2020 to address northern Ontario’s population issue.

They discussed how to make their communities more welcoming to immigrants and other Canadians. The two conferences were held in Temiskaming Shores and Thunder Bay.

The communities identified that they must work together, develop a plan and a brand as well as update the plan every year.

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