This guide for business owners covers current FedDev Ontario funding programs, including repayable and non-repayable contributions, other types of financing for entrepreneurs.
This is our dedicated “hub” page for FedDev Ontario funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!
FedDev Ontario Mandate
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario fulfills an important mandate to strengthen southern Ontario’s capacity for innovation, economic development and growth and to support a dynamic, inclusive and globally competitive southern Ontario. The Agency works towards this goal by providing funding opportunities and business services that:
- Support businesses’ efforts to scale-up, create jobs and boost their productivity;
- Strengthen regional innovation ecosystems; and
- Support communities to develop and diversify their economies.
The Agency is one of Canada’s regional development agencies, each of which helps to address key economic challenges by providing regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise.
Its mandate covers the region as defined by 37 Statistics Canada census divisions: Brant; Bruce; Chatham–Kent; Dufferin; Durham; Elgin; Essex; Frontenac; Grey; Haldimand–Norfolk; Haliburton; Halton; Hamilton; Hastings; Huron; Kawartha Lakes; Lambton; Lanark; Leeds and Grenville; Lennox and Addington; Middlesex; Niagara; Northumberland; Ottawa; Oxford; Peel; Perth; Peterborough; Prescott and Russell; Prince Edward and Lambton; Renfrew; Simcoe; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; Toronto; Waterloo; Wellington; and York.
FedDev Ontario Funding Programs
Below are links to the FedDev Ontario’s specific programs: