Worker and Community Support
Employment and Social Development Canada
($80 million over two years)
Funding to provinces will be offered through amended Labour Market Development Agreements that will help workers transition to new employment opportunities while Targeted Earnings Supplements will provide workers with salary top-ups to help ease transition to other fields of employment.
Indigenous Forestry Initiative
($10 million over three years)
Natural Resources Canada’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative will support forest-based economic development for Indigenous communities across Canada, by encouraging participation in the forest sector by focusing on three thematic priority areas:
- clean technology and participation in the forest bio-economy;
- environmental stewardship; and
- use and management of forest resources.
This new funding will help the Indigenous Forestry Initiative continue its ongoing success in providing direct funding to Indigenous communities and organizations to support participation in economic development activities related to the forest sector.