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Regional Development Agencies across Canada

Regional Development Agencies across Canada help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally-tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise that:

  • Build on regional and local economic assets and strengths;
  • Support business growth, productivity and innovation;
  • Help small- and medium-sized businesses effectively compete in the global marketplace;
  • Provide adjustment assistance in response to economic downturns and crises; and
  • Support communities.

Each Regional Development Agency brings a regional policy perspective in support of the national agenda through: regional economic intelligence to support national decision-making; contributing to federal regional coordination and cooperative relationships with other levels of government, community and research institutions, and other stakeholders; and supporting national priorities in regions.

By working collaboratively, the Regional Development Agencies ensure national coordination and maximized efficiencies, representing Canada on territorial development matters, and developing or renewing national programs or services delivered regionally.

Regional representation

Regional representation — Select a region for more information.
Text version of Regional representation
Province/Territory Regional development agency support
Alberta Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
British Columbia Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)
Manitoba Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
New Brunswick Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Northwest Territories Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Nunavut Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Ontario Northern Ontario: Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor)
Southern Ontario: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
Prince Edward Island Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Quebec Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Saskatchewan Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
Yukon Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
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