Northern Ontario Requests Additional FedNor Small Business Funding
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Northern Ontario Requests Additional FedNor Small Business Funding

The economic development of northern Ontario is extremely important to all levels of government. To grow and sustain businesses in the region, government grants and loans can be obtained to offset a portion of project costs. This funding is allocated by governments on a regional basis, and is usually determined on population or development potential….

Government of Canada Funds $377,800 in 6 Infrastructure Northern Ontario Projects
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Government of Canada Funds $377,800 in 6 Infrastructure Northern Ontario Projects

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) recently announced support for six northern Ontario infrastructure projects. Up to $377,800 in Canadian government grants will be provided to northern Ontario municipalities and First Nations communities completing critical infrastructure projects. These investments are result of the federal government’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)….

FedNor Invests $1.5 in Innovation Centre for Northern Ontario SMEs
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FedNor Invests $1.5 in Innovation Centre for Northern Ontario SMEs

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) recently committed close to $1.5M in federal investments to promote greater innovation and competitiveness within northern Ontario. On October 28, 2016, FedNor announced that it would provide up to $1,488,972 in Ontario government funding to support the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.  The Innovation Centre provides…

CME-FedNor Assessments: Northern Ontario Manufacturing Grants
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CME-FedNor Assessments: Northern Ontario Manufacturing Grants

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) provides federally sourced funds to businesses, organizations, and communities within the province’s northern regions. The agency supports the development and competitiveness of businesses to ensure the north grows and contributes toward the country’s economy. Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) also provides support to growing businesses across…

FedNor Targeted Manufacturing Initiative: Northern Ontario Grants
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FedNor Targeted Manufacturing Initiative: Northern Ontario Grants

With a decreasing population that is largely comprised of aging citizens, northern Ontario provides challenges for growing businesses. Due to immense migration of youth talent, either to other provinces or moving to southern Ontario, businesses in the northern part of the province are having difficulties finding quality workers – especially skilled labour. Although northern Ontario…

Funding for Hiring Grads Leads to Tourism Boost in Northern Ontario
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Funding for Hiring Grads Leads to Tourism Boost in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario organization, Friends of Algonquin, have successfully leveraged wage subsidies for hiring a recent post-secondary graduate throughout 2015. The association, who provides advocacy and educational services, hired a youth intern for a one-year period to develop outreach programs that encourage tourism, as well as build a database encompassing photographs and artifacts from the park….

Northern Ontario Government Funding for Small Business: FedNor Grants
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Northern Ontario Government Funding for Small Business: FedNor Grants

Northern Ontario’s keen focus on profiting from natural resources has helped and hindered the area’s economic development. While these industries have led to wide scale investment for northern Ontario, the global market for natural resources has deteriorated over recent years and has reduced the amount of incoming business investments. However, northern Ontario is slowly beginning…

Crofter’s Food Ltd. Canadian Government Funding Success
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Crofter’s Food Ltd. Canadian Government Funding Success

Based in Seguin, Ontario, Crofter’s Food Ltd. is one of the most recent recipients of Canadian government funding through FedNor’s Targeted Manufacturing Initiative. Since 2006, more than $351 million has been invested into Northern Ontario businesses in support of nearly 1,700 projects. These investments have resulted in the support of more than 22,700 jobs. “Our…