FedDev Ontario Funding: Guide for Business Owners

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 Priorities

You can learn about FedDev Ontario’s priorities by reading its 2022-2023 Departmental Plan.

Types of Funding FedDev Ontario Offers

FedDev Ontario offers repayable and non-repayable contributions and more.

FedDev Ontario Funding Programs

Below are links to the FedDev Ontario’s specific programs:

FedDev Ontario Contact

FedDev Ontario Waterloo Headquarters:

101-139 Northfield Drive West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 5A6

Toll-Free: 1-866-593-5505

Click here for a complete list of FedDev Ontario contact details.

FedDev Ontario Social Media:


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