Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Government of Canada • Applies only to: Ontario

If you provide programs or services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario, your business could qualify for a non-repayable contribution for business development activities.

Francophone or bilingual organizations located in southern Ontario could qualify for: 

  • Private sector: up to $100,000, for no more than 50% of eligible costs
  • Not-for-profits: up to $1 million for no more than 66 ⅔% of eligible costs

Eligible activities include providing support for:

  • Business start-up
  • Business development
  • Export market expansion
  • Innovation and applied R&D
  • Francophone internships

Other conditions apply.

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