Since MMDF launched in July 2020, we have provided funding towards a range of strategic projects that increase economic partnerships, local employment opportunities, and regional investment.
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MMDF has provided $50,000 to Marcel Colomb First Nation to develop a business plan & to investigate legal processes for transforming Lynn Lake Airport into an urban reserve and regional training center.
MMDF is providing $85,000 for Sayisi Dene First Nation to complete a feasibility study for a renewable energy project. This project involves adding a fixed solar array, microgrid, & battery storage to the site's existing diesel generator to reduce the burning of carbon-based fuels.
MMDF is providing $300,000 to support exploration activities at the Jean Lake and Zoro Lithium sites located in the Snow Lake area. Funding from MMDF will support early exploration activities within the Jean Lake properties and a winter drill program within the Zoro Lithium properties.
MMDF is providing $300,000 towards 1911 Gold’s 2021/22 Regional Exploration Program in southeast Manitoba. The project involves exploration of the Company’s mineral dispositions extending east from Manigotagan to Beresford Lake. Funding from MMDF would go towards bedrock geological mapping, prospecting, rock geochemical sampling and surficial geochemistry in the designated areas.
MMDF contributed $15,500 to 7268425 Manitoba Ltd. for early exploration work at their site located about 50km south of Prawda, Manitoba. The project involved field work such as soil sampling, geo-mapping, and drone surveying within the area.
MMDF is providing $300,000 over three years to BWR Exploration for its Little Stull Lake Gold Project. Upon receiving the grant, the funds will be used directly to prepare Little Stull Lake for the arrival of the 2021 exploration crew. The approval of funds is conditional upon the completion of consultations with the community and the discussion of partnership opportunities with Manto Sipi Cree Nation.
Big Ridge Gold Corp. is completing an archaeological study for their Oxford Lake Project. The project is located MMDF is providing $50,000 towards this study.
MMDF is providing $300,000 to Callinex Mines Inc. to help with the expansion of their 2020/2021 drill program for the Pine Bay project located just 16 km from Flin Flon.
MMDF is providing $62,000 for new drone technology that will help advance Snow Lake Resources Ltd.'s exploration. As part of their Thompson Brothers (Lithium) project, they are advancing exploration activities and planning development.
MMDF is providing $300,000 towards the project of Potash and Agri-Development Corporation of Manitoba (PADCOM), which is constructing a Selective Solution Potash Mine in southwest Manitoba near the community of Harrowby.
MMDF is providing $33,250 towards the project of New Age Metals Inc. that will train and hire people from Sagkeeng First Nation to conduct field work in the Greer Lake area. Twohearts Foundation, a local organization from Sagkeeng First Nation, will facilitate the crew training and management.
MMDF is providing $23,820 towards completing an aerial geophysical survey at CanAlaska Uranium's Resting Lake property. The MMDF grant will be primarily used to complete the survey, with the remainder allocated to lodging.
The MMDF is providing $46,000 towards new drone technology used for New Age Metal's exploration projects in southeastern Manitoba. This will allow exploration at Lithium Two, Lithium West, & Cat Lake Lithium to be done more efficiently.
MMDF is providing $300,000 towards Rockcliff Metals Corp. to advance their 2021 Snow Lake regional exploration program involving the Tower Property and Rail Property.
MMDF is providing $230,000 (highlight amount with a color) towards Wolfden Resources’ Rice Island Project located in the Snow Lake area. The Funds will go towards expanding the program & advancing exploration efforts at this site.
The MMDF is providing $300,000 (highlight amount with a color) to Wolfden Resources to conduct a drilling demonstration with Island Lakes Tribal Council. It will involve knowledge & capacity building in the community.
MMDF is providing the Thompson Community Development Corporation $100,000 towards the Thompson Winter Weather Testing Centre of Excellence. The funds will be used for a feasibility study and business plan to establish a winter weather testing centre campus.
MMDF is providing Uptown Emporium $50,000 for the development of the ImagiNorthern Strategy. Uptown Emporium will use the funds to complete their data collection phase in order to sustainably implement their business model throughout the north.
MMDF is providing $25,000 towards the implementation of a Sled Friendly training/certification program for communities and businesses in northern Manitoba. This program is part of an overall Snowmobile Tourism Strategy that was developed in partnership with Travel Manitoba, MTEC, CRED and CEDF.
MMDF is providing $98,000 to the City of Flin Flon for the development of a Regional Investment Attraction Toolkit. This toolkit will include marketable profiles, priority industries and business cases to expedite investment in the region.
MMDF is providing $84,172 to Community Futures North Central Development to install six (6) level 3 (L3) charging stations for electric vehicles on PTH 10 and PTH 6. This project is in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, CEDF, City of Thompson, Thompson Chamber of Commerce, Town of The Pas, and Misipawistik Cree Nation.
MMDF is providing $115,000 to Thompson Community Development Corporation to support the development of an organization's business plan and to pursue income-generating projects within the organization to ensure long-term financial sustainability.
MMDF is providing $83,250 to Arctic Gold Honey for a business expansion project aimed at increasing sales and distribution of raw honey as well as adding haskap berries to their product array.