Region of Waterloo Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Region of Waterloo funding programs, including rebates, fee exemptions, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Region of Waterloo funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Region of Waterloo Mandate

The Region of Waterloo aspires to be an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach, fostering opportunities for current and future generations.

Its mission is to:

  • Serve with caring and responsible public service.
  • Engage by listening and responding to community needs.
  • Inspire by conducting itself with openness to enhance public trust and confidence.

Region of Waterloo Priorities

You can learn about the Region’s priorities by reading its 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan.

Types of Funding Region of Waterloo Offers

The Region of Waterloo offers rebates, charges and fees exemptions, and more.

Region of Waterloo Funding Programs

The Region of Waterloo offers programs that fall under the following categories:

  • Reducing water and associated energy use,
  • Affordable housing, and
  • Development incentives.

Below are links to the Region’s specific programs under each category:

  • Reducing water and associated energy use:
  • Affordable housing:
  • Development incentives:

For the Incentives provided by the municipalities in the Waterloo Region check the following profiles:

  • City of Cambridge
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Waterloo

Region of Waterloo Contact

Region of Waterloo

150 Frederick St., Kitchener,
Ontario N2G 4J3

Phone: 519-575-4400
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTY): 519-575-4608

Click here for a complete list of Region of Waterloo contact details. 

Region of Waterloo Social Media:


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