Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) is the Government of Canada's economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.


Services and information

Support for businesses

Whether you're looking to start or expand your business, reach new markets, develop an innovative new product or improve your productivity, FedNor can help you access the business financing, information or connections you need to make it happen.

Support for not-for-profit

FedNor supports projects that help communities and organizations create the right conditions for economic growth, including community efforts to organize resources, enhance business development, and take advantage of strategic opportunities.

Indigenous economic development in Northern Ontario

Information and links to several funding programs offered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario and other federal programs and initiatives.

Apply now!

Before completing your application for financial assistance, please review our programming for businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Resources & tools

If you are a successful applicant for FedNor funding, the following information may be useful to help you meet the key requirements of your contribution agreement.

Our successes

Since 1987, FedNor has administered a variety of programs to meet the changing economic needs of Northern Ontario communities.

Corporate information


The Honourable Patty Hajdu
The Honourable Patty Hajdu

Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

Mandate letter


Manon Brassard

Interim President of FedNor