Funding Opportunities


GEDC has created this web page in hopes to support local small and medium businesses search for available
Funding Opportunities.


Available Support through GEDC:


GEDC 3-Tier Lending Program

GEDC's 3-Tier Lending Program was developed to assist new and existing small to medium enterprises to finance start-ups, expansion, purchase of assets, or working capital.

 3-Tier Lending Program

Click the above link to find out more about our 3-Tier Lending Program today!

Available Government Funding:


Business Benefits Finder - Government of Canada

This brief survey will allow you to find funding opportunities through the Government of Canada that best suit your business needs.

 Business Benefits Finder

Find the right programs and services, whether you're starting out or scaling up by clicking the above link!

Other Support Programs:




Mastercard X Pier Five Small Business Fund 2023

Having an impact with entrepreneurs and small business owners is something that we are extremely passionate about at Pier Five. After seeing such an incredible impact from the Mastercard x Pier Five Small Business Fund in 2022, we are proud to announce that this year, the fund is doubling. Ten women-owned small businesses in Canada will receive $10,000 CAD each in funding and a Priceless Experience to help grow their businesses and enable them to connect with mentors and Mastercard experts.

Women small business owners who meet the required qualifications can apply for a chance to receive one of ten funds of $10,000 CAD and a Priceless Experience in Toronto with events sponsored by Mastercard.

Apply Here

For more information on the program, and eligibility, and to apply, click the above link!



Digital Transformation Grant 4.0

The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program is designed to assist small businesses with the adoption of technologies. The program will provide training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking to increase their capacity through digital transformation. The portal is now open and will be accepting applications until September 30th,2023.

Digital Transformation Grant

For more information, or to apply for the Digital Transformation grant, click the link above!


Greenstone Gold Mines

As a member of the Greenstone region business community, Greenstone Mine's social responsibility is to support local, non-profit community organizations by providing financial contributions and/or food for donations and sponsorships for the betterment of local communities

Greenstone Gold Mines Sponsorship

For more information on the program, and eligibility, and to apply, click the above link!


Canada Digital Adoption Program

As a part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with Digital Main Street and their ShopHERE powered by Google program to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.

Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce and are supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

For more information on the program, eligibility, and how to apply, click on the link above!


Businesses offering Support Programs:



"Whether you're looking to start or expand your business, reach new markets, develop an innovative new product or improve your productivity, FedNor can help you access the business financing, information or connections you need to make it happen."

FedNor Programs

Click on the above link to discover programs that FedNor offers that your organization or business may be eligible for!


The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

"The NOHFC is dedicated to promoting and stimulating economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region."

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

Click on the above link to discover programs that NOHFC offers that your organization or business may be eligible for!


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

"The Ontario Trillium Foundation offers a range of grants to support non-profit organizations.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Check out the funding opportunities offered by the OTF by clicking the link above!


Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

"To advance the well-being of Aboriginal People in Northern Ontario through business and economic development."

NADF Financing

Click on the link above to explore the financing options available to you through the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund!


PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

"PARO’s approach to supporting women is unique in that it meets women where they’re at. Whether it’s your geographic area, or where you are on your business journey, PARO’s programs and services are designed to support you wherever you are!"

PARO Centre Funding

Click on the link above to learn more about PARO programs.


Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre

"Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is here to help entrepreneurs every step of the way – before, during, and after launching a business. Let us help you to imagine, plan and execute your next business idea."

Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre

Click on the link above to explore Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre's Incentives & Funding.