• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:

Grant & Loan


Through the Business Recovery Fund NADF provides eligible applicants up to $50,000 (50% non-repayable) to meet their businesses general expenses, increase productions capacity, develop new products, move to online marketing or to make improvements to accommodate social distancing requirements.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $50,000, out of which 50% is non-repayable.

When It Ends:



Rolling Deadline


Applicant must:

  • be Aborignal businesses in Northern Ontario;
  • demostrate the following:
  • a clear project-specific need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • the potential to maintain employment, business and/or training opportunities for Indigenous people;
  • the potential to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • an acceptable value for money in terms of outputs and results;
  • confirm that all projects and businesses will be based within NADF catchment area;
  • a sound budget with eligible funding activities; and
  • sound project management.

Other terms and conditions apply and Account Manager will discuss with the applicants.

Applications Steps:


contact their Account Manager by email or call 1-800-465-6821 or 807-623-5397, if they are an existing or former NADF client;


email covid@nadf.org or call toll free 1-800-465-6821 or 807-623-5397 and an Account Manager will be assigned to work with them, if they are new clients.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active in January 2022. 

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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