Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and they have been unable to access other Government of Canada measures.

The Fund, valued at more than $962 million nationally, is delivered by Canada’s six regional development agencies.

In southern Ontario, $252.4 million is available through FedDev Ontario.

Applicant toolkit

Applicant checklist

Funding through FedDev Ontario

FedDev Ontario is accepting applications for funding from SMEs that meet the following criteria:

Applications can be submitted for:

For more information, please view the program guidelines.

Next steps:

RRRF funding available through our partners

To provide targeted support to help businesses, sectors and communities particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to recover and move toward a more stable future, FedDev Ontario is providing funding to key partners in the region to deliver financial relief and other support through the RRRF. Click the links below to learn more.

Organizations interested in partnering with FedDev Ontario to support Canada's COVID-19 recovery efforts through the delivery of RRRF funding are encouraged to contact us to submit a proposal.

Main Street Transformation Platform
Digital Main Street

If you are a small Ontario main street business seeking support to digitize your operations, register online for support through Digital Main Street, ShopHere, or the Future Proofing Main Street initiative.

Recovery Activation Program
Recovery Activation Program

If you are an Ontario SME seeking customized advice on digitizing any aspect of your operations, sign up to participate in the no-cost Recovery Activation Program through the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Find your local CFDC
Find your local CFDC

If you are a rural Main Street business, find your local CFDC to apply for access to capital and technical support.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

If you are a destination marketing organization, visit the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario website for more information on the support available.

$2M to help eastern Ontario women-led businesses recover
$2M to help eastern Ontario women-led businesses recover

If you are a women-led SME in eastern Ontario, visit the Northumberland CFDC for more information or to apply for financial support to help with the key costs of reopening.

$2M to help southwestern Ontario women-led businesses recover
$2M to help southwestern Ontario women-led businesses recover

If you are a women-led SME in southwestern Ontario, visit the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation for more information or to apply for financial support to help with the key costs of reopening.

$1.5M to help Francophone businesses recover
$1.5M to help Francophone businesses recover

If you are a SME in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit the Prescott Russell CDC's website for more information or to apply for financial support to reopen and rebuild revenues.

$1.5M in financial relief for Francophone organizations
$1.5M in financial relief for Francophone organizations

If you are a not-for-profit or social enterprise in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit the l'Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario website for more information or to apply for financial relief to sustain operations as the economy gradually reopens.

$1.5M for support to Francophone SMEs & organizations
$1.5M for support to Francophone SMEs & organizations

If you are a SME, not-for-profit or social enterprise in a southern Ontario Francophone community, visit SÉO's website for more information on targeted advisory services to help you pivot your operations for success in the post-COVID-19 economy.

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