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Celebrating success: Thunder Bay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 09:00 AM

Today, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) hosted an outdoor event to celebrate the success of 32 foreign skilled workers who have received a community recommendation through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The successful candidates have received full-time permanent jobs with over 16 local employers and can now apply for their permanent residency with the Federal Government.

“With over 30 positions supported in only 5 months, this program has proven to...

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City Invites Feedback on 55 Plus Programs

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020 11:45 AM

 The City of Thunder Bay is gathering resident feedback as it works on reopening plans for 55 Plus centre programs. No reopening date has been set at this time for the centres, which were closed at the start of the pandemic.

The City is launching an online survey to assess the level of comfort with reopening the two older adult centres which include the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and the West Arthur Community Centre 55 Plus Programs.

Information gathered will help inform the direction the reopening...

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55 Plus Centre Volunteers Recognized Nationally

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 06:15 AM

The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre volunteers have received the Community Leader Award as part of the 2019 Canada’s Volunteer Awards issued by the Government of Canada. The Centre’s volunteers were recognized for their role in preventing social isolation among older adults and contributing to positive physical, social and mental well-being.

Canada’s Volunteer Awards recognize volunteers across the country for their commitment to making a difference in their communities. In the Community Leader Award category,...


Thunder Bay CEDC provides $40,000 in funding to support the recovery of the local culinary and tourism sector

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 06:15 AM

The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce $40,000 in funding to help support the Waterfront BIA’s StrEATery project. The CEDC’s Board of Directors approved the funding through an Economic Development Reserve Fund (EDRF) grant which aims to support local projects and initiatives that create jobs and stimulate business.

“The Board of Directors for the CEDC is pleased to be able to support initiatives like the StrEATery project,”...

Eighth Annual Awards Presented to respect. Champions

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 09:30 AM

The eighth annual respect. Award recipients were announced today with the honour going to one local organization and one individual based on their efforts to exemplify respect in the community. Community leader Roopa Rakshit and the Therapeutic Recreation Department at Pioneer Ridge Long Term Care and Senior Services received a respect. Award by promoting attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that demonstrate respect. 

“We are proud to present this year’s respect. Awards to two very deserving recipients...