We are FedDev Ontario.

We believe in a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy.

We support innovative practices, and we exist to increase the region’s capacity for innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

We value our multiple roles as investor, advocate and convener.

We listen to our stakeholders and we focus on what the region needs to succeed.

We believe in bringing the right people together to form partnerships, discover opportunities and explore solutions.

Our actions are helping us achieve our goals.

  • Delivering national & regionally-tailored funding programs & services
  • Investing in high-growth, high-potential firms to increase innovation, productivity & exports
  • Challenging industry, academia & other stakeholders to bring new ideas to market

FedDev Ontario was launched in 2009, and we are based in Waterloo.

We also have offices in Toronto, Peterborough and Ottawa that support program delivery as part of our role within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.


Our Reach

Description of figure: FedDev Ontario - Catchment Area and Census Divisions. Our mandate covers the region as defined by the 37 Statistics Canada census divisions - A map of southern Ontario that shows FedDev Ontario's scope of operations, from Cornwall in the east to Owen Sound in the west, and from Pembroke in the north to Windsor in the south. According to Statistics Canada's annual population estimates for 2013, southern Ontario has a population of more than 12 million people, representing 94 percent of Ontario's total population and 36.3 percent of the total population of Canada.

Our Impact

$1.7 B
$2.7 B
Leveraged Investments
15 K

Our Third-Party Partners

accelerator centre logo Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters logo Community Futures Ontario logo Ontario Centres of Excellence logo Yves Landry Foundation logo

News and Announcements


The future looks bright for eSight

Since FedDev Ontario last profiled eSight, this ambitious company has continued to impact lives on a growing scale. FedDev Ontario’s initial investment in eSight helped the company get its original revolutionary eyewear off the ground. Today, eSight is marketing a new generation of electronic glasses—eSight 3—that are expected to take the company to new heights. eSight’s mantra, Everyone Deserves to See, has never been more true as the company sets its sights on the European market.

“The future business opportunity is enormous,” says Brian Mech, President and CEO of eSight. “Visual impairment affects many millions throughout the world, and eSight is poised to play a significant role in changing that.”

“It’s a passion that grows each time we witness the tears of joy that eSight brings to people who are legally blind,” says Mech. “There’s really no better feeling than to run a business that has such a positive impact of people’s quality of life. In addition to building a strong, growing Ontario technology company, we have the satisfaction that we’re improving lives along the way.”

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