102 Durham Street
Phone: (807) 822-2450 ext. 202
Economic Development Committee Members
Board of Directors
Chair - Louise Seguin
Vice-Chair - Tara Anderson-Hart
Secretary - Charles Alderson
Treasurer - VACANT
Board Member - Linda Houston
Board Member - David Jensen
Board Member - Dave Riehl
Board Member - Mia Sokoloski
Town Council Representatives
Mayor - Angelo Bazzoni
Councillor - Dwijen Bharad
Interested parties should contact email@example.com to express their membership intent.
Strategic Plan - The Corporation of the Township of White River 2017 - 2021
Housing Needs and Demand Study - February 2017
2021 Small Business Training Programs Survey
The Economic Development Office, in partnership with Contact North, has produced a survey to gather information about potential training program topics for the labour force in White River. We hope to define key areas of interest so as to provide programs that align with the needs of business owners and employees
How to Apply for a Mortgage in White River
How to Open a Registered Retirement Savings Plan
COVID-19 Business Relief Funding Assistance
ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS:
Have you accessed any COVID-19 relief programs?
If you have yet to take advantage of the programs, click this link to learn about the many different ways you can help your business through these difficult times: https://www.mccarthy.ca/…/covid-19-economic-relief-measures…
Both the federal and provincial governments have released programs along with other financial measures to alleviate the economic strain COVID-19 has had on small and medium-sized enterprises, non-profit organizations, and charities.
Additionally, you can use this search tool to input your information and be matched with a variety of COVID-19 relief programs:https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start
In the future, we will be releasing a survey to learn more about the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our local businesses and community.
We have also published an article describing the variety of programs that are out there, along with the requirements of eligibility, and links to the original postings.
Updated List of COVID-19 Government Support - June 16th, 2020
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade has released an updated article containing all governmental measures related to COVID-19 Business Relief efforts. Click here.
The PDF contains clickable links that will take you directly to the portions of the document detailing information about that specific program. From there, you can use the provided links to visit government websites to view applications and additional information.
Barrick-Hemlo Superior Loan Fund
Recently the Township of Manitouwadge entered into a unique partnership with Barrick Gold Inc. and the Manitouwadge Economic Development Corporation to deliver small business loans to for-profit storefront businesses in the communities of Manitouwadge, Marathon, and White River.
Existing or start-up businesses with annual gross revenues of under $1 million are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in the form of a repayable loan (interest rate is 1.5%) with repayment terms either 12 or 24 months.
The program guidelines, policy, and application to the Hemlo Superior Loan Fund can be found on the Township’s website at https://www.manitouwadge.ca/business/strategic-initiatives/hemlo-superior-loan-fund/
Funding is limited to first come first serve.
Additionally, Barrick is also providing the ability for businesses to receive a free one-hour consultation with MNP, Chartered Accountants and business specialists. Businesses can contact MNP directly at:
Emily Mantle, CPA, CA, Senior Manager, MNP
For further information on the Hemlo Superior Loan Fund, please contact:
Economic Development Officer
Township of Manitouwadge
1 Mississauga Drive, PO Box 910
Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0
807-826-3227 x 242
Barrick Micro-Loan Program for COVID-19 Relief
Barrick Gold Corporation is in the beginning stages of implementing a micro-loan program to reduce the financial strain COVID-19 has had on local businesses. Barrick is offering loans between $5,000-$10,000 to help local entrepreneurs with cash-flow problems and other COVID-19 related issues.
Below you will find four files that cover the parameters of the program, the loan agreement, and the policy agreement, and the application for the micro-loan program. Please read the description to learn what information you will need to apply and where you will send your application once it is completed.
If you require assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barrick/MNP FREE Business Relief Program Consultation
Barrick, in partnership with MNP, is offering businesses across the north shore FREE relief program consultations to help business owners learn which relief programs they are eligible for.
Click this link in order to learn how you can book your FREE consultation: /upload/documents/mnp-and-barrick-partnership-communicatio.pdf