Our programs

Core Programs

Supporting economic diversification and growth in Northern Ontario

Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) Open

Supporting the growth of Canadian businesses, their expansion into new markets and their adoption of new technologies and processes.

Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) Open

Supporting communities' efforts to plan and mobilize their resources, enhance business growth, and exploit new opportunities for economic development and diversification.

Community Futures Program (CFP) Open

Encouraging the growth of small and medium-sized businesses via a network of 24 Community Futures Development Corporations spread out across the region.

Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Open

Enhancing the economic viability of the region’s Francophone communities through support for innovation, economic diversification and business growth initiatives.

COVID-19 related support measures

New programs announced to help our economy recover

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Open

The Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) will help the Canadian aerospace sector emerge from the pandemic with the capacity to compete on the global stage.

Jobs and Growth Fund Closed

The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth.

Tourism Relief Fund in Northern Ontario Closed

Applications are now open for the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), which supports tourism entities to strategically adapt their products and services to adjust to public health requirements, plan for, and invest in, recovery efforts for future growth.

Canada Community Revitalization Fund Closed

Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Air Transportation Initiative in Northern Ontario Closed

Discover how we are supporting regional air transportation ecosystems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Closed

The application process for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) is now closed. Hundreds of projects that have received funding through the RRRF are now helping numerous businesses and not-for-profit organizations that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.