Funding Opportunities

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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

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

Other Support Programs:

 

*New - Apply by April 30th*

Tales of Triumph - Small Business Contest

With over $500,000 in prizes to be won, the Tales of Triumph Contest could help you write your next chapter!

Tales of Triumph Contest

For more information about the contest, eligibility and how to apply, click the link above!

 

*New*

Starter Company Plus Grant Program

If you're an entrepreneur in Thunder Bay or Northwestern Ontario looking to start up, expand or buy an existing business, apply for the Starter Company Plus program. 

Starter Company Program

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

 

*New*

Indigenous Tourism Fund

This funding program's primary objective is to provide support to Indigenous tourism operators, offering funding up to $25,000 per business to enhance their operations.

Indigenous Tourism Fund

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

 

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 about the program, eligibility, and how to apply, click on the link above!

 


Businesses offering Support Programs:

 

FedNor

"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.