North Shore Network
The North Shore Network is an organization that was created by Superior North CFDC in 2009 following a meeting of Economic Development practitioners from the Superior North region. This dynamic group of developers meets quarterly to discuss common problems, share information and strive to find local solutions. Strategic economic growth and increased capacity is the goal of these developers who while representing different communities, realize they face common natural and geographical issues. This strong partnership continued and regional stakeholders are now included in regular meetings.
May 5, 2014 North Shore Network Celebrates 5th Anniversary
May 2014 marks five years of consecutive quarterly gatherings of this dynamic group. Although the North Shore Network is facilitated by Superior North CFDC, it is the dedication and determination shown by every community’s Community Economic Development Officer that drives this project. Over the past five years, the group has grown to add new partners such as FedNor, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Northwestern Ontario Development Network, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area representatives, Tourism Northern Ontario, North Superior Workforce Planning Board and Lakehead University.
During the last five years the network has been the audience to numerous professional development presentations on a wide range of topics and individual communities have advantaged several new funding opportunities.
The North Shore Network has been instrumental in seeing various regional projects being developed through the partnerships between Federal/Provincial governments, communities, agencies and consultants. The current project being implemented is a Regional Tourism Initiative, a joint project between Superior North CFDC and the twelve communities that make up the Superior North region from Dorion to Manitouwadge.