Grow your community's economy

FedNor supports a variety of projects that help communities and First Nations create the right conditions for economic growth. This support is provided through the Community Economic Development priority.

This includes community efforts to organize resources, to enhance business presence, and to take advantage of opportunities for development and diversification in key sectors such as tourism, green energy and manufacturing.

Identify priorities

Identify priorities

To successfully promote economic growth, you must build on a solid foundation. FedNor can help community-based organizations assess local and regional issues, identify opportunities and develop the strategic priorities and plans that will serve as the groundwork for economic development efforts.

Learn how FedNor can support your efforts through its Community Economic Development priority.


Implement priorities

Implement priorities

FedNor can help you implement priorities identified in economic growth plans. The goal is to strengthen the foundation of the local or regional economy, aid growth in key sectors and stimulate business investment and development. Support may be available for projects such as.

  • industrial park development;
  • downtown revitalization or waterfront development initiatives;
  • marketing to promote communities; and
  • initiatives that attract investment

Funding may also be available for youth internships.

Learn how FedNor can support your efforts through its Community Economic Development priority.

Regional collaboration

Regional collaboration

Partnership and collaboration are important to expanding economic opportunities in the region. FedNor supports regional initiatives that can help key economic sectors grow. For example, FedNor may support regional marketing initiatives, projects that can attract investment, and partnerships that build on regional strengths. Funding may also be available for youth internships.

Learn how FedNor can support your efforts through its Community Economic Development priority.

Investing in communities

Investing in communities

Through its new Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO), FedNor can help your small community or First Nation hire a professional to help develop the local economy. This qualified professional will work to create economic opportunities in your area, such as jobs or partnerships, and build on your community's strengths.

Learn how FedNor can support your efforts through its Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario .

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