FedNor invests $31,500 for Weengushk International Film Festival intern

THUNDER BAY—The Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF) is one of the groups and organizations benefiting from an overall FedNor investment of more than $560,000 to create internship opportunities for North Eastern youth. Ontario.

A contribution of $31,500 enabled WIFF (located in M’Chigeeng First Nation) to hire a youth intern for one year to develop and execute a marketing event plan to help ensure sustainability festival and the Aboriginal film industry in Northern Ontario. Using new virtual technology, the intern will help the festival expand its reach to Indigenous and industry stakeholders across Canada and encourage their continued participation in virtual and in-person film festivals.

“Today (August 12), International Youth Day, we celebrate the important contributions young people make to our communities. That’s why, through FedNor’s Youth Internship Initiative, the Government of Canada is investing $563,831 to support internships with partners across Northern Ontario,” said the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor. “These roles will provide talented young graduates with partners across Northern Ontario. These roles will provide talented young graduates with essential work experience in their chosen fields, helping to build the workforce of tomorrow in our region.

FedNor’s contribution will create 12 paid internships for youth in Northern Ontario. These internships will support businesses and organizations and contribute to the growth and strengthening of the region’s economy. The funding supports twelve separate initiatives across the region designed to create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, while supporting sustainable economic growth. More specifically, the funding will allow recipients to hire a young intern with expertise in a specific area for a period of one or two years, thus helping the employer to advance key projects.

With a background in science, communications, and marketing, intern responsibilities will range from helping develop communications tools and social media strategies to strategic plan implementation, market research, and marketing. inventory and analysis of municipal assets.

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