Regional development agencies across Canada

Image of a map: Regional Development Agencies across Canada Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Western Economic Diversification Canada Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Canada Economic Development for Quebec Region Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
A map of Canada outlining the six Regional Development Agencies’ geographical jurisdictions.

A part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) portfolio, Canada’s Regional Development Agencies help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally-tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise that:

Regional Development Agencies bring a regional policy perspective in support of the national agenda by providing regional economic intelligence to support national decision-making; contributing to federal regional coordination and collaboration with other levels of government, communities, research organizations and other stakeholders; and working collaboratively to align efforts related to the delivery of national priorities, programs and services in regions.

Currently, each Regional Development Agency is contributing to the implementation of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan through the Investing in Regional Innovation and Development framework, which addresses key targets and target areas that impact innovation at the regional level.

To learn more about the Regional Development Agencies in Canada, please visit the websites below:

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