Kapuskasing

KapuskasingKapuskasing is located in northeastern Ontario, approximately midway between Thunder Bay and North Bay. With a population of just over 9,000 (10,200 including neighbouring Moonbeam), roughly two-thirds of residents are Francophone (68 per cent). Kapuskasing has the highest unemployment rate of the six towns (9.9 per cent), which is almost one-third higher than the Ontario average of 6.1 per cent. Like Hawkesbury, mill closures have hit the community hard in the last two decades. Manufacturing and construction remains the most prevalent employer (25 per cent), followed closely by health and education (20 per cent).

Watch the Town's video or read the full Small Towns: Big Impact Report (pdf) for more information.

Report Highlights

  • OTF invested almost $1.5 million in Kapuskasing through 38 grants from 1995 to 2007.  
  • OTF grantees have engaged over 329 volunteers who have contributed 13,300 hours of volunteer time with a value of just over $226,000.