Programs

Ontario’s economic future points North!

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) wants to partner with business-minded Northerners to develop innovative technologies, invest in infrastructure, bolster collaboration and build economic development capacity.  By supporting your business vision, we can strengthen the North’s competitive advantage.  NOHFC programs focus on the growth of the existing and emerging sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and the government’s key priority of helping communities prosper.

The NOHFC offers five programs: the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program, the Northern Community Capacity Building Program, the Northern Innovation Program, the Northern Business Opportunity Program and the Northern Ontario Internship Program. You can read through the program descriptions to determine which program best supports your business vision.

We continue to support community advancement in economic development and investment through strategic infrastructure. Our programs increase the competitiveness of business and industry, foster innovation and entrepreneurial prospects, and create new jobs. Together, we can grow a stronger and more prosperous North.

We encourage you to speak with one of our representatives across the North about projects that are important to you and your community.

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Northern Business Opportunity Program / Programme des débouchés commerciaux pour le Nord Northern Business Opportunity Program - Business Expansion Projects

The Northern Business Opportunity Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by encouraging business productivity and expansion, and global investment in northern communities.

Northern Business Opportunity Program / Programme des débouchés commerciaux pour le Nord Northern Business Opportunity Program - Film & Television Industry Projects

The Northern Business Opportunity Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by encouraging business productivity and expansion, and global investment in northern communities.

Northern Business Opportunity Program / Programme des débouchés commerciaux pour le Nord Northern Business Opportunity Program - New Investment Projects

The Northern Business Opportunity Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by encouraging business productivity and expansion, and global investment in northern communities.

Northern Business Opportunity Program / Programme des débouchés commerciaux pour le Nord Northern Business Opportunity Program - Small Business Start-up Projects

The Northern Business Opportunity Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by encouraging business productivity and expansion, and global investment in northern communities.

Northern Community Capacity Building Program / Programme de renforcement des capacités des collectivités du Nord Northern Community Capacity Building Program - Community Capacity Building Initiatives

The Community Capacity-Building Program helps northern communities develop the capacity to promote, attract, and support economic growth in the existing and emerging priority economic sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.

Northern Community Capacity Building Program / Programme de renforcement des capacités des collectivités du Nord Northern Community Capacity Building Program - Event Partnership

The Community Capacity-Building Program helps northern communities to develop the capacity to promote, attract, and support economic growth in the existing and emerging priority economic sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.

Northern Innovation Program / Programme d’innovation pour le Nord Northern Innovation Program - Applied Research & Technology Development Projects

The Northern Innovation Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by supporting the development and commercialization of new technologies that will contribute to future prosperity in Northern Ontario, and by fostering collaboration and partnerships among the private sector, academic institutions and research institutes.

Northern Innovation Program / Programme d’innovation pour le Nord Northern Innovation Program - Industrial Research Chairs

The Northern Innovation Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by supporting the development and commercialization of new technologies that will contribute to future prosperity in Northern Ontario, and by fostering collaboration and partnerships among the private sector, academic institutions and research institutes.

Northern Innovation Program / Programme d’innovation pour le Nord Northern Innovation Program - Opportunity Assessment Projects

The Northern Innovation Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by supporting the development and commercialization of new technologies that will contribute to future prosperity in Northern Ontario, and by fostering collaboration and partnerships among the private sector, academic institutions and research institutes.

Northern Innovation Program / Programme d’innovation pour le Nord Northern Innovation Program - Pilot Demonstration & Commercialization Projects

The Northern Innovation Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by supporting the development and commercialization of new technologies that will contribute to future prosperity in Northern Ontario, and by fostering collaboration and partnerships among the private sector, academic institutions and research institutes.

Northern Ontario Internship Program / Programme de stages dans le Nord de l’Ontario Northern Ontario Internship Program

The intent of the Northern Ontario Internship Program is to strengthen Northern Ontario’s competitive advantage and build economic development capacity by attracting and retaining graduates in the North. The program provides recent graduates who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario access to internships.

Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program / Programme stratégique d’infrastructure économique Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program

This program supports infrastructure projects that best align with the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario to help create jobs and build capacity in our northern communities.