Confederation, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win receive combined $20M

October 17, 2016

Northwestern Ontario’s postsecondary community has received a major contribution from the Canadian and Ontario Governments totaling $20.7M. $18M of the funds will be used to construct Confederation College’s Technology Education and Collaboration Hub, a space that will reportedly feature workshop and lab space while housing all of the college's apprenticeship, trades, and technology programs. $2.7M will be used to support the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute, a First Nations education centre that provides training for Indigenous people in Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory. A portion of the funds will be used to support the organization's Pathways to a Prosperous Future project, which uses a mobile trades lab to bring a variety of skills training opportunities to almost 50 First Nations communities. CBC | Confederation