Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)
Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
FedNor, Thunder Bay Office

Functions as a regional development organization

Delivers three key programs in Northern Ontario:

Northern Ontario Development Program
  • Assists with community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation activities, resulting in long-term benefits for local communities
  • Provides repayable and non-repayable contributions to non profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Priorities include:
    • Community Economic Development
    • Business Growth and Competitiveness
    • Innovation

Community Futures Program
  • Supports 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Northern Ontario, providing an array of business and counselling services, as well as financial assistance to not-for-profit corporations and small and medium-sized businesses in Northern Ontario

Economic Development Initiative
  • Provides support to Francophone communities for their economic development projects
  • Northern Ontario non-profit organizations, municipalities, First Nations and Community Economic Development Corporations that support small business development
  • Eligibility criteria vary depending on the program and priorities
Application Process
Varies by program, contact for more information
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 15, 2018

New Search
Suggest Update