Community Economic Development – Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) – FedNor


The aim of this component is to support Northern Ontario communities’ efforts to plan and mobilize their resources, enhance business growth, and exploit new opportunities for economic development and diversification.
Eligible activities are related to community economic development, including those that leverage key economic sectors, such as mining and forest industries, tourism, agri-food, information and communications technology, renewable energy and manufacturing.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 33% of eligible capital and up to 50% of eligible non-capital costs.

Eligible applicants are expected to contribute a minimum of 10% of project costs.

Assistance available from FedNor includes repayable and non-repayable contributions. Contributions will normally be repayable where proposed projects generate profits for the eligible applicant.


The applicant must:

  • Not-for-profit organizations (such as community economic development, Aboriginal and Francophone organizations, industry and business associations, networks, or alliances)
  • Municipalities and municipal organizations.
  • First Nations

All of the above need to be located in Northern Ontario.

Applications Steps:

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