Economic Development Initiative (EDI) in Northern Ontario

Important note:

The program currently has limited budget availability due to a high demand. Please contact a FedNor officer to discuss your project prior to submitting an application under the program.

Economic Development Initiative

In Northern Ontario, the Economic Development Initiative ( EDI ) provides funding for projects that encourage economic growth in the region's Francophone communities and that capitalize on economic opportunities made possible through the use of both official languages.

Over five years, FedNor will receive $4 million for eligible projects through the EDI , including business and economic development activities that support innovation, economic diversification and business growth.

The Economic Development Initiative (EDI) is supported through the Government of Canada's Action Plan for Official Languages 2023–2028: Protection-Promotion-Collaboration which reaffirms the Government of Canada's commitment to the promotion of official languages and the vitality of official language minority communities.