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

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

Other Support Programs:

 

 Miinikaanan Badakidoon Starter Company Plus program - Deadline June 30, 2022

With help from our partners at the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade, and Indigenous Affairs Ontario, the Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre have opened a new Indigenous funding stream for the Starter Company Plus Program called:  Miinikaanan Badakidoon – which means “to plant seeds” in Anishnaawbe from the Lake Nipigon dialect.

 Miinikaanan Badakidoon Starter Company Plus program

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

 

Youth Effect Program - Applications opening early March 2022
The Youth Effect program aims to provide youth (18-29) with experiential learning and training with local businesses and focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwestern Ontario.

Youth Effect Program

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

Businesses offering Support Programs:

 

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 explore Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre's Incentives & Funding.

 

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.