• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



Northern Event Partnership Program provides support to organizations that are staging events that promote economic development in Northern Ontario. Applications must demonstrate that the event will facilitate job creation and retention, investment attraction, tourism and/or research and development/innovation conducive to productivity improvement within an existing and emerging priority economic sector.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will generally not exceed the lesser of 30% of eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000.
If requested, 50% of funding is available upon execution of the legal agreement, and the remainder provided after the final event report has been received. Otherwise, full payment can be claimed in one claim after the final report has been submitted.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • Municipalities, First Nations, local service boards (for projects related to their approved powers) and not-for-profit organizations including educational institutions, either involved in economic development or representing an eligible sector (may apply individually),
  • Partnerships and alliances of municipalities, private sector businesses and organizations, educational institutions, the federal government, and other government-related agencies.

Applications Steps:

The applicant must:


Create an online account using the form on the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) website


Follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section of your application


Click "Submit application".

NOHFC will contact the applicant in 2 to 4 weeks!

Documentation Needed:

Event Partnership projects will be required to submit a post-event final report that includes (if applicable): final agenda for the event, number of actual attendees versus forecast, attendee evaluations of the event, a comparison of projected results versus actual, and anticipated long-term impacts and learning outcomes.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active. (January 2021 and December 2021)

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.
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