Note: Although we endeavor to ensure that the information is as current and accurate as possible, program details and contact information may change. Readers are advised to verify the information before acting on it. Any comments or inquiries regarding the listed programs should be directed to the applicable organization listed at the bottom of each description.
Please check back on a regular basis for additional and updated information.
Eastern Ontario Development Program
Regionalized (local & regional monies) funding program managed locally by EO CFDCs and supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Has been an annualized program ($10 Million/ per) with funding announced yearly.
Communities in Transition
A program that lets communities and regions apply at any time for help developing a strategy for their economic growth. Staff in the Communities in Transition Office is available to work one-on-one with community representatives to review specific challenges and opportunities and advise on project proposals.
Next Generation of Jobs Fund
The Next Generation of Jobs Fund (NGOJF) has supported a number of strategic and innovative projects in priority sectors of the economy since March 2008 through three programs: the Jobs and Investment Program (JIP), the Biopharmaceutical Investment Program (BIP), and the Strategic Opportunities Program (SOP). To date, the fund has leveraged over $3 billion in new private-sector investments, and is creating or retaining over 10,000 jobs.
Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS)
The Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS) supports investments in leading-edge technologies and processes by eligible manufacturing firms in Ontario. To date the program has leveraged $900 million in new investments, and is creating or retaining more than 4,300 jobs.
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)
If you have a great idea that will grow your business-or your local economy- and you're located in Eastern Ontario, you may be eligible for funding assistance from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF). The $80 million Province of Ontario fund is targeted to businesses and economic developers. The program supports projects that create and retain jobs, encourages the introduction of new technologies, pursues growth in new markets and contributes to the diversification of the economy of Eastern Ontario.
Funding under this Government of Canada program will go towards projects that can stimulate local economies and enhance the growth and competitiveness of local businesses and communities. Approximately $100 million has been allocated to the SODP in 2009-10.
Community Adjustment Fund
The Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) will provide $1 billion over two years to address the short-term economic needs of Canadian communities impacted by the global recession. The national fund will provide an economic stimulus by supporting projects that create jobs and maintain employment in and around communities that have experienced significant job losses and lack alternative employment opportunities.
Economic Development Initiative
Over the next few years (ending March 31, 2013), FedDev Ontario will invest $4.4 million through the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) to support business and economic development activities that encourage sustainable growth in Ontario's Francophone communities (the official language minority community in Ontario), in two priority areas: 1) Community Strategic Planning; 2) Business and Economic Development.
The Canadian Business Resource Centre
CBRC is committed to helping you get the most funding possible from the various government grants and loans programs you qualify for. Let us show you how to get the grant money that is put aside for you! Don't delay! You can get government grant and loans money to help you: Start Or Expand A Business, Invest In Capital Expenditures, Engage In research and development, Purchase Real Estate For Business, Train Staff, Hire Employees.
Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
The Rural Economic Development (RED) program assists with the costs of projects that benefit rural Ontario. Why? In today's economic climate, we can no longer rely on our traditional strengths and advantages to stay competitive in the global market. Communities that succeed in the new economy are those that can attract and retain creative individuals --innovators in technological, cultural and social enterprises. As a province we share a common goal: to create and retain jobs, to revitalize our communities, train and develop the skills of our workforce, and improve access to healthcare.
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program
The SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program, administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. It is the largest single source of federal government support for industrial R&D. The SR&ED program gives claimants cash refunds and/or tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work done in Canada.
Financial Assistance - NRC-IRAP
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is a federal program that supports small and medium-sized enterprises' innovation in Canada. We support small and medium-sized enterprises grow stronger, grow faster and grow bigger through innovation and technology.
Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers
The following website provides a summary of programs and services currently available to Ontario farmers that are funded by the Ontario and/or Canadian governments. Producers should also check with their commodity organizations for additional commodity specific programs that may be available through their associations.
Financial Assistance for Ontario Tourism
The following website provides guides and sources of funding and finance for Tourism businesses in Ontario.
The following website provides information on how to start up a Tourism business in Ontario.
Financial Assistance for Ontario Heritage Programs
The Ontario Heritage Act gives the legal power to municipal governments (councils) to designate heritage properties. Amendments to the Act in 2005 give the Ontario Heritage Trust the authority to advise the Minister of Culture on heritage designations of provincially significant properties - an important new power that will help preserve Ontario's built and cultural heritage well into the future.
Financial Assistance for Ontario Cultural Programs
The following website provides information on projects that support Cultural Programs in Ontario.
Ontario's Green Energy Act
The following website is a summary for the Green Energy Act.
OPA Feed-In Tariff Program
Consider the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy, and selling it for a guaranteed price. You can be part of Ontario's growing green energy movement, make money and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Invest in Ontario
The following website provides information on Select Ontario Government Programs for Businesses.