All funding for this program has been committed.
Through Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government of Canada demonstrates its continued commitment to workers, families and communities in southern Ontario with the renewal of FedDev Ontario. Information on future programming will be posted to the website as it becomes available in the coming months.
In 2008, through its $33 billion Building Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada committed to working with its partners to provide long-term, stable and predictable funding to help meet infrastructure needs across Canada.
The Building Canada Fund in Ontario is a result of the Building Canada Infrastructure Framework Agreement signed between the governments of Canada and Ontario on July 24, 2008. This Agreement represents more than $6 billion in joint federal and provincial funding that will help address infrastructure needs and priorities across the province. The priority funding categories for the Fund are Core National Highway System (NHS) Routes, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Public Transit and Green Energy. Other eligible investment priority areas include environmental projects (Solid Waste Management), projects that support economic growth and development (Short-line Rail and Short-sea Shipping, Connectivity and Broadband, Tourism and Regional and Local Airports), as well as projects that contribute to the ongoing development of safe and strong communities (Disaster Mitigation, Culture, Sport, Local Roads and Bridges, and Brownfield Redevelopment). Funding is used to support public infrastructure owned by provincial, territorial and municipal governments and entities, as well as private industry, in certain cases.
The Building Canada Fund (BCF) has two components: the Communities Component and the Major Infrastructure Component.
The Communities Component (BCF-CC) is focused on projects in communities with populations of less than 100,000. FedDev Ontario is responsible for delivering the BCF-CC in Ontario in partnership with the Government of Ontario. Projects in Ontario were selected through an application-based process and were evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the two different intakes.
For more information on the Building Canada Fund in Ontario, visit the BCF Ontario website.
The Major Infrastructure Component (BCF-MIC) targeted larger, strategic projects of national and regional significance. Under MIC, two-thirds of funding, on a national basis, has been directed to the above-mentioned national priorities. Projects were selected on the basis of merit through a federal-provincial/territorial negotiation process and all projects were required to meet criteria targeting environmental, economic and quality of life objectives—regardless of the category. Innovative technologies and partnerships were emphasized. Infrastructure Canada (INFC) is responsible for delivering MIC projects in Ontario. For more information, please visit the INFC website.
For more information on the Building Canada Fund across the country, visit the Infrastructure Canada website.