This guide for business owners covers current Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry funding programs, including grants, loans and other types of support for entrepreneurs.
This is our dedicated “hub” page for Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Mandate
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is responsible for protecting and sustainably managing Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.
To achieve its mandate commitments, the ministry oversees and implements five key activities:
- Protect the Public from Natural Disasters or Hazards, such as floods and wildland fires.
- Deliver Direct Services to the Public and Industry, such as fishing and hunting licences.
- Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation by supporting industries like forestry, aggregates and hunting.
- Conduct Monitoring, Research, and Planning for the management and use of Ontario’s natural resources.
Develop Legislation, Policies and Implement Programs to regulate the sustainable and responsible use and management of Ontario’s natural resources and Crown Lands.
Types of Funding Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Offers
The Ministry offers performance-based loans, grants, tax incentives and more.