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  • March 20, 2015

NOHFC Internship Program Assists Local Not-For-Profits

Mauro announces Ontario Government NOHFC funding

The intent of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Internship Program is to strengthen Northern Ontario’s competitive advantage and build economic development capacity by attracting and retaining graduates in the North.

The program provides recent graduates who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario with access to internships.

The following not-for-profit corporations/foundations have received funding through the NOHFC Internship Program:

Atikokan Youth Initiatives Incorporated - $31,500

Program Coordinator and Web Designer Internship – intern will work alongside the other staff of the teen centre and assist with the daily operation of the centre as required, including promotion of special events, website maintenance, and managing social media sites for the centre

Confederation College - $31, 500

Campus Mental Health Coordinator Internship – intern will provide support on two mental health projects: the implementation and promotion of the College’s recently developed mental health strategy; and improved access to counselling and student services.

Canadian Diabetes Association - $31,500

Community Initiatives Coordinator Internship – intern will organize, schedule and sustain community initiative events, working to recruit third party supporters and create sustainable partnerships for the association.

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay & District - $28,648

Fundraising Administrator Internship – intern will coordinate public community education activities and fundraising activities including grant writing, for the John Howard Society of Thunder Bay.

SHIFT: Thunder Bay's Young Professionals Network - $27, 846

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Coordinator Internship – intern will engage current, new, and potential young professionals in Thunder Bay to encourage retention of young people in Northwestern Ontario.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre - $31,500

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Initiatives Officer Internship – intern will develop, implement and maintain a system for evaluating and improving technology usage by small- and medium-sized businesses.  The intern will also work to support community data-sharing projects throughout the region of Northwestern Ontario.

Atikokan General Hospital - $31,500

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation/Human Resources Internship (Year 2) – second year of funding will provide the current Human Resources Intern with the opportunity to continue progressing in the Human Resources field, towards achieving their CHRP designation.  The intern is responsible for working closely with the Payroll and Finance departments as well as other departments.

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre - $31,450

Event and Public Relations Assistant Internship – intern will be assigned to the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation GJCF, working towards their continued goal to raise the necessary funds to support the mission of the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre – including large-scale signature events, media strategies and new initiatives.


“Our investments are creating jobs for budding entrepreneurs and young interns, and further diversifying the Thunder Bay area economy.  I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support these internship projects as they contribute to the prosperity of our region.”  

—    Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“Access to full-time intern positions enables recent university and college graduates to acquire valuable experience in their chosen fields of study.  The NOHFC’s Internship Program continues to help graduates launch and build their careers right here in the Thunder Bay region and across Northern Ontario.”

—    Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC 


  • Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $930 million in 6,055 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 23,400 jobs.
  • In the Thunder Bay area alone, the NOHFC has committed $148 million to more than 1,200 projects, which have helped to create or sustain approximately 4,800 jobs in the region.


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