By Rosalind Russell – A team of students at Cambrian College is receiving funding to help promote Northern Ontario’s culture and economy.
According to the release, the students are members of the Cambrian chapter of Enactus, (EN-act-tus) an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to take entrepreneurial action to improve the lives of others.
Enactus Cambrian College was one of the successful applicants for a $3,000 grant provided by the RBC Future Launch Project Accelerator.
Cambrian’s project, The Northern Ontario Cultural Immersion Program, will provide experiences that celebrate the unique cultural, historical, and natural heritage of the region.
This initiative aims to equip participants with vital work readiness skills while instilling an appreciation for Indigenous culture and the local tourism industry.
Some of the activities planned by Enactus Cambrian College include:
Guided visits to historical sites, Indigenous cultural centres, heritage landmarks, and Northern Ontario’s natural beauty spots in collaboration with adventure tourism providers led by knowledgeable local guides and experts.
Hands-on workshops in visual arts, crafts and performing arts, complemented by exhibitions showcasing the creative talents of local artists including cooking classes featuring local ingredients and food festivals highlighting regional specialties.
Sessions covering essential aspects of tourism such as customer service, tour guiding, event planning, and marketing with hands-on internships with local tourism businesses.