Northern Ontario Development Program

Through its flagship Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor invests in projects that support community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation.

Our goal is to encourage economic growth, diversification, job creation and self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario. To achieve these objectives, FedNor provides financial support to viable projects led by businesses, municipalities, First Nations, and other organizations and institutions. We also support youth internships, providing project partners with bright young minds while giving post-secondary graduates valuable work experience in Northern Ontario.

Since 2006, through the Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor has invested $329 million in support of more than 1,600 projects.

To determine if your project meets our funding criteria, explore our three priorities:

  1. Community economic development
  2. Business growth and competitiveness
  3. Innovation