Funding

Agriculture | Arts and Culture | Community Development and Tourism | Employment and Training | Exporting | Indigenous Programs | Manufacturing | Mental Health | Not-for-profit | Social Enterprise | Start-up and Expansion | Technology and Innovation | Youth

Carrot Cache

http://www.carrotcache.com/

Grants and Loans between $500 to $5000 for organizations tackling food production/local organic agriculture.

Government of Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program

http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/?id=1288035482429

Loans of up to $500,000 for farming and agriculture.

Greenbelt Funding/Grants

http://www.greenbelt.ca/applying_for_a_grant

Grants for Non-profit organizations looking to make sustainable rural and agricultural greenbelt economic development.

RAIN SNAPP

http://rainalgoma.ca/snapp/

Funding for Northern Ontario agriculture and food producers for $5,000 (Cost-share).

Canada Council for the Arts

http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants

Grants for Canadian artists to help with art creation.

Ontario Arts Council Granting Programs and Awards

http://www.arts.on.ca/grants

Ongoing project and operating grants for Ontario artists.

NOHFC Northern Business Opportunity: Film and Television

https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-business-opportunity-program/nbop-film-and-television-industry-projects

Grants of up to 50% of costs up to $500,000 for film and television in Northern Ontario.

Downtown Community Improvement Plan

http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/planning-services/community-improvement/downtown-community-improvement-plan/

Professional Study Grant program – Up to $3,750 to assist with professional fees required in the preparatory phases of a redevelopment project in downtown North Bay.

DCIP – Building Improvement Grant Program

http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/planning-services/community-improvement/downtown-community-improvement-plan/

Up to $30,000 for building improvements in downtown North Bay.

DCIP – Municipal Fee Rebate (MFR)

http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/planning-services/community-improvement/downtown-community-improvement-plan/

100% of municipal licensing fees incurred during a downtown project can be covered.

DCIP – Exemption from Minimum Parking Requirements

http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/planning-services/community-improvement/downtown-community-improvement-plan/

Zoning work around for building in North Bay without the minimum number of parking spaces.

NECO Community Development Initiatives

http://neco.on.ca/services/community-development/

First Nation, municipalities or other non-profits in the North looking to undergo a project to develop their community could have some costs covered.

OMAFRA Rural Economic Development Program

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/ruralfunding/index.html

Funding up to $100,000 for rural development in Ontario.

Ontario Trillium Foundation – SEED, GROW, CAPITAL, and TRANSFORM.

https://otf.ca/apply-grant?redirected=1

4 grant streams aiming to stimulate and better Ontario communities.

Tourism Development Fund

http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/OSAPQA005130

Ministry grant for increasing tourism investment and projects in Ontario.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/

Up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

FedNor Youth Internship Program

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn03445.html

Contribute up to $31,500 of a youth internship of someone who has graduated within the last 3 years from a post-secondary institution.

Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html

Funding for summer jobs for students returning to school in the next school year.

Government of Canada’s Career Focus

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/career-focus.html

Funding for skill development of youth employees.

Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Programs

https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/services/youth_initiatives.html

Funding programs for hiring youth.

Iion – YEPP

http://iion.ca/youth-programs/

$7100 in funding to hire qualified youth to innovative firms and projects.

National Resource Council’s Youth Employment Strategy Program

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/services/youth_initiatives.html

cost-share for a portion of salary to a post-secondary graduate for an innovative small to medium enterprise.

NOHFC Northern Ontario Internship Program

https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-ontario-internship-program

$31,500 towards employment of a recent graduate in Northern Ontario.

North Claybelt Youth Internship

https://www.northclaybelt.com/youth-internships-1

Up to $33,500 for francophone businesses to hire interns.

Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1375201178602/1375202816581

Funding of up to $99,999 for individuals and up to $250,000 for incorporated businesses for people of indigenous decent.

Funding for Indigenous Economic Development

https://www.ontario.ca/page/funding-indigenous-economic-development#!%2F

3 funding streams for individuals and organizations with indigenous background. Have invested over $95 million over 10 years in different projects and businesses.

Métis Voyageur Development Fund

http://www.mvdf.ca/

funding for those of Métis background with potential financing of up to $1,000,000.

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF)

http://www.nadf.org/article/grants-235.asp

Aboriginal Business Financing Program (Loan/Grant) – Loans and Grants for people of Canadian Aboriginal heritage, individuals can get up to $99,999 in funding assistance and community-owned businesses can get assistance of up to $249,999.

Waubetek

http://www.waubetek.com/

Aboriginal-owned and controlled organization that provides financing and economic development services for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in North-Eastern Ontario.

CME-FedNor Assessments: Northern Ontario Manufacturing Grants

http://www.mentorworks.ca/blog/government-funding/2016-05-cme-fednor-assessments-northern-ontario-manufacturing-grants-overview/

$15,000 for professional consulting for a manufacturing firm to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce waste.

FedNor Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario – Productivity Improvements

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn04072.html

Funding and Cost Share from FedNor for established manufacturers in Northern Ontario.

Iion Innovative Manufacturing and Facilitation Program

http://iion.ca/imfp-2/

Up to $5000 for innovative manufacturers undertaking a new project.

Iion Triple-P Program

http://iion.ca/triple-p/

Up to $10,000 in funding innovative production processes in manufacturing.

Jobs and Prosperity Fund: Food and Beverage Growth Fund

https://www.ontario.ca/page/jobs-and-prosperity-fund-food-and-beverage-growth-fund

Up to $5 million for food and beverage processing and bioproduct projects in Ontario.

Rise Individual Lending Program

https://riseassetdevelopment.com/

Loans up to 10,000 for people who self-identify as an individual who has experienced mental health/addiction challenges.

Rise Event Lending

https://riseassetdevelopment.com/

Loans up to $2,500 to pay for costs incurred for events for people who self-identify as an individual who has experienced mental health/addiction challenges.

FedNor Business Growth and Competitiveness

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn03442.html

Coverage of up to 33 percent of eligible capital and 50 percent of eligible non-capital costs for Northern Ontario businesses and not-for-profits in key industries.

FedNor Community Economic Development

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn03440.html

Coverage of up to 33 percent of eligible capital and 50 percent of eligible non-capital costs for Northern Ontario not-for-profits who focus on community economic development.

Summer Experience Program (Ontario Government)

http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/OSAPQA005131

Summer job subsidies for not-for-profits and indigenous organizations.

BDC – Small Business Program

https://www.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/small-business-loan.aspx

Loans of up to $100,000 for small businesses.

Crowd Funding

https://www.kickstarter.com/

projects funded by potential customers who believe in the project and want to make sure that they have the capital to get started, with a payoff eventually coming back to the funder.

FedNor Business Growth and Competitiveness

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn03442.html

Coverage of up to 33 percent of eligible capital and 50 percent of eligible non-capital costs for Northern Ontario businesses and not-for-profits in key industries.

Iion – Step Forward Entrepreneur Program

http://iion.ca/sfep-ii/

Worth a Cheque – Up to $5000 for SMEs who focus on innovation.

Industry Canada – Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF)

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/Home

Up to $1 million in loans for small businesses in key industries.

Lending Loop Peer to Peer Lending

https://www.lendingloop.ca/

Loans up to $500,000 for small businesses in Canada (Business must have been in business 2 years and have revenues of over $200,000).

Learning Initiative Self-Employment Program

mailto:info@learninginitiative.ca

Funding up to $10,000 for people wanting to start their own business to sustain themselves.

NECO – Business Financing Program

https://neco.on.ca/investment/

Loans of up to $150,000 for people in NECO’s area of operation who are ineligible for conventional banking financing.

NOHFC – Northern Business Opportunity Program: Small Business Start-up Projects

https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-business-opportunity-program/nbop-small-business-start-up-projects

grants for up to $200,000 for new businesses located in Northern Ontario operating in key sectors.

NOHFC – Northern Business Opportunity Program: Business Expansion Projects

https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-business-opportunity-program/nbop-business-expansion-projects

Funding up to $1 million for existing Northern Ontario businesses looking to expand and increase business productivity.

NOHFC – Northern Business Opportunity Program: New Investment Projects

https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-business-opportunity-program/nbop-new-investment-projects

Case by case funding for competitive businesses not currently in Ontario that create new jobs, stimulate new investments, and support regional development.

North Claybelt Community Futures

https://www.northclaybelt.com/entrepreneurs-francophones-plus-1

Up to $5000 for francophone businesses looking to develop new markets, products, or services.

Northern Ontario Angels Loans

http://www.northernontarioangels.ca/en/

Loans for Northern Ontario entrepreneurs looking for angel investors for funding.

PARO Circles

http://paro.ca/2013/paro-services/circles-clusters/

Half Loans/Half Grants between $500 to $5000 for women entrepreneurs in Ontario looking for microloans.

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc.

/programs/starter-company-plus

Starter Company Plus Program – Up to $5000 for new businesses looking to go full time and willing to work through 5 weeks of workshops in order to craft their business plan and pitch for their grant at the end of the program.

Blue Sky Net – BEAM Program

http://blueskynet.ca/beam/

Funding for up to $5,000 for technological projects for small businesses such as Website design and e-commerce setup

FedNor Innovation

http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/fn03444.html

Loans for small/medium businesses looking to undertake innovative projects in Northern Ontario.

National Resource Council’s IRAP Funding: Technology Innovation Projects

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/services/financial_assistance.html

Funding for technological innovation projects in Canada.

National Resource Council’s Research and Technology Development Activities

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/services/financial_assistance.html

Funding for research and technology development activities for businesses looking to grow.

Futurpreneur Canada Financing + Mentoring

http://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/get-started/financing-and-mentoring/

Funding for up to $45,000 for entrepreneurs under the age of 39 years old. This program also sets entrepreneurs up with a business mentor for two years to help them plan and manage their business.

Ontario Trillium Foundation – Youth Opportunities Fund

https://otf.ca/apply-grant?redirected=1

Funding for the support youth between 12 and 25 in specific marginalized areas.

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. – Summer Company

https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-summer-company-students

Grant of $3000 for entrepreneurs under 29 years old looking to start a business for the summer, they must be returning to school the following school year.