Funding opportunities for southern Ontario organizations

Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) help the Government of Canada deliver on its Innovation and Skills Plan in the regions. RDAs across Canada offer programming to foster the right environment to start and grow businesses and create the conditions for the development of strong, dynamic and inclusive regional innovation ecosystems across the country.

Innovation and growth in southern Ontario

Support for innovation and growth

Supporting smaller and rural communities

Support for smaller and rural communities

Innovation and growth in southern Ontario

Support for SME users of steel and aluminum

With over $1 billion in funding, FedDev Ontario is making investments that drive innovation and growth in the region. Of this funding, an initial $100 million will be dedicated to support for smaller and rural communities to continue their vital role in the region’s economy.

In addition, FedDev Ontario is delivering over $39 million in funding through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Steel and Aluminum Initiative. This Initiative, delivered by RDAs, will provide $100 million across Canada to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Canadian steel and aluminum supply chains to support innovative projects that will enhance productivity and/or competitiveness. To find out more, click here.

To best target our investments and maximize their impact on southern Ontario, we are holding roundtables and seeking feedback from stakeholders in urban and rural areas. Click here to help us shape a stronger southern Ontario and to have your say.

We are now accepting applications under our three simplified funding streams that have been designed to meet the needs of our innovators, job creators and communities.

FedDev Ontario is looking for innovative projects in southern Ontario that will:


Do you have a project that supports these outcomes?

Explore our funding opportunities by clicking below.

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