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Funding Opportunities


Whether you're looking to start or expand your business, reach new markets, develop an innovative new product or improve your productivity, FedNor offers several programs to help entrepreneurs access business financing, information or connections to make it happen.

Service Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to non-profits and for-profit organizations, information as to how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application.

NOHFC has several program streams for both non-profits and for-profit organizations. However, the Invest North Program is designed to boost economic growth in Northern Ontario by encouraging businesses to invest in transformative, strategic and complementary business development opportunities in Northern communities. This program is separated into several streams according to your sector of activity and project.

NADF is a not-for-profit aboriginal financial institution in Northern Ontario.

They are committed to helping Aboriginal entrepreneur’s in Northern Ontario prosper and realize their business dreams.  This organization offers a variety of financing solutions including financial support through grants and loans

Employment Ontario helps job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services around public and private sector employment. This is where you will find information about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, apprenticeships and summer students.

For our region, the Timmins Business Enterprise Centre administers both the Summer Company and Starter Company Plus Programs. Each program is funded by the Ontario government and is tailored to a specified target audience and provides participants with training and mentorship opportunities. They also have interesting workshop opportunities that can usually be attended virtually.

Link North is the regional innovation centre supporting innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across far northeastern Ontario. This organization provides business advisory services, funding, and delivers online and in-person workshops and other programming to support entrepreneurs and businesses during all stages of innovation. 

OMAFRA provides a set of funding programs that support good jobs, attract investment, and help the agri-food industry make and even greater contribution to Ontario's economic success. They have programming available to farmers, food processors, bioproduct producers, communities & organizations.

For over 30 years, their core business has been to invest in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. They offer different grant programs to meet a variety of needs in communities across Ontario.

EDC are experts in international trade. They manage and take on risk, making it safer for Canadian businesses to grow beyond our borders. They offer solutions to help offset the risks of doing business abroad, finance your deal, and access the working capital you need.

NOA is available to Northern Ontario entrepreneurs looking for growth capital. This not-for-profit organization facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors. Their goal is to stimulate investment capital into Northern Ontario companies to help them grow and succeed. This is accomplished by improving the flow of investment capital, investment education and management expertise into high-growth potential Northern companies.

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