Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Mayor and Council and the Township undertake Strategic Initiatives that are intended to create new economic and job creation opportunities for Manitouwadge. The Strategic Initiatives may be solely focused on Manitouwadge or may be regional in nature.

Please check this page often as new projects are often added and ongoing.

Contact Information

Florence MacLean
807-826-3227 x 236 

In September 2019 Council approved the formation of the Community Revitalization Advisory Committee (CRAC) to oversee the development of a Community Revitalization Planning Study and a Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

The CIP identifies what supports the Township can offer to the private sector. The Community Revitalization Study identifies many projects that can be implemented to revitalize the municipally-owned assets within the community, such as roads, sidewalks, parks, trails, and signage.

In Manitouwadge, the CIP area is focusing on the entrance to Town (high school) on Manitou Rd. through to the downtown core, including Prospector Park and Agawa Gardens, up to Sante Manitouwadge Health.

The Community Revitalization Advisory Committee was presented with the Draft Final Community Improvement Plan on May 4, 2021. A 20-day public comment period is now open prior to presenting the Plan to Council on August 11, 2021. The CIP has been approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and allows the Township to offer financial incentives to improve identified areas throughout the Township.

Access the 2023 Intake here: Community Improvement Program, 2023 Intake | MyManitouwadge

The Township of Manitouwadge is looking at opportunities to participate in Ontario’s growing Aquaculture Industry.

Learn more here: Manitouwadge Aquaculture Presentation

To read the final report which outlines key recommendations in which Manitouwadge can meaningfully undertake to further support the growth of this growing sector in Ontario, please click here: Manitouwadge Aquaculture Feasibility Study 2019

In the Media

What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of aquatic organisms including fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in all types of water environments.

It’s Farming in Water

Aquaculture is used to:

  • Produce food and other commercial products
  • Protect current wild fish stocks

Aquaculture is increasingly popular in Ontario. Under provincial legislation, more than 40 species of fish are now eligible to be raised including: tilapia, four species of trout, arctic char, yellow perch and walleye.

Potential Opportunities

The Aquaculture Industry continues to grow. 50% of seafood consumed worldwide is derived from aquaculture. The sector delivers a wide range of safe, healthy and sustainable seafood products to domestic and international markets.

The Aquaculture Industry results in increased economic and social impacts for residents, businesses, and communities.

For some areas these impacts include:

  • Increased population (people moving into, or back to, communities)
  • Increased housing starts
  • New business activity

The Township of Manitouwadge is pleased to be partnering with Barrick Hemlo Operations and the Manitouwadge Economic Development Corporation to offer the Hemlo Superior Loan Fund.

Public Notice: Ontario Energy Board – North Shore LNG Application

Please find below the application notices, the application and all evidence related to the application by the Town of Marathon to the Ontario Energy Board to construct natural gas pipelines in the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and Municipality of Wawa.

If you would like a hardcopy, please visit the Municipal Office during business hours.




Terrace Bay


The North Shore LNG Project is a collaboration of five municipalities located along the north shore of Lake Superior. We are Manitouwadge, Marathon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Wawa, situated on the Highway 17 corridor between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie in Northwestern Ontario. Together, our municipalities have a population of 11,000 and share a long history in the development of Canada’s natural resource economies of mining, forestry and tourism. Located at the top of the Canadian Shield and deep within the Boreal forest, the rugged and majestic terrain of Lake Superior has created a rich cultural heritage for the residents and businesses who continue to call the North Shore their home.

The Municipalities have partnered with the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)and Northeast Midstream to assess the engineering, environmental and economic feasibility of developing a regional natural gas delivery system that will benefit business, industry and residents of our communities.

Public engagement is key in the process of developing this project and a series of open houses are being scheduled in each of the participating communities.

In Manitouwadge, an open house is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Manitouwadge Community Centre
23 Manitou Road
Manitouwadge, ON

North Shore LNG Project – Notice of Project Commencement and Information Sessions

Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
1 Mississauga Drive
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0

General Inquiries

T: (807) 826-3227
F: (807) 826-4592

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