Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP)

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Through its Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor invests in projects led by municipalities, First Nations, and other organizations and institutions that support community economic development, diversification, job creation and self-reliant communities 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.


Community Economic Development priority

Recognizing the unique challenges facing Northern Ontario communities, many of which are small, rural and remote, FedNor targets its support to help them create the conditions necessary for economic growth and development. This includes investments in projects such as strategic community and business planning, strengthening of communities’ industrial and business assets, implementation of priority initiatives, as well as support for youth internships.

Find out how your community can benefit from FedNor’s Community Economic Development priority.


Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario

Funding is available for small communities or First Nations to hire a qualified individual to help develop the local economy. This economic development professional will work to foster opportunities and partnerships in your region, and help implement strategies that seek to strengthen your community and create jobs.

Find out more about the Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario.