Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO) – Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) – FedNor


The aim of this component is to enable recipient communities and First Nations to increase the number of community and/or regional economic development initiatives implemented leading to increased business investment; job creation; and increased regional collaboration and partnerships among communities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 90% of the eligible costs to a maximum of $100,000 annually for a period of up to three years.

A regional project may be eligible for increased funding of up to $170,000 depending on the number of partner communities and geographic coverage.

Contributions will be non-repayable.


The applicant must:

  • Rural municipalities
  • First Nation communities in Northern Ontario
  • Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs)
  • Tribal Councils on behalf of several communities

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

Applicants would need to meet the following criteria, stating that:

  • They do not have a dedicated full-time economic development officer position.
  • They have either an existing economic plan or strategy with a concrete economic opportunity requiring support to implement or an identified economic opportunity to capitalize on, develop and implement
  • They can demonstrate administrative capacity to undertake the project, including establishing work objectives and monitoring project outcomes.

Applications Steps:

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