Website and Application System Maintenance

Posted on July 31, 2019 and the online application system will be receiving a series of updates beginning Monday August 5th and concluding Thursday August 8th. As a result, you may experience some interruption of service during this time.

As part of this update, NOHFC is delivering a new feature to our online application system that will allow applicants to share and collaborate on their applications with colleagues, and Northern Development Advisors from the Regional Economic Development Branch. For information and instructions on how to use this new feature, click here.

After maintenance is complete, if you are experiencing any technical issues with your account or application, please contact

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Posted on September 05, 2018

Please be advised we are aware of a current scam using the likeness of Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) stating you have won a financial award. If you are contacted via phone, text or email asking you to send any sum of money to an individual please disregard.

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NOHFC Unveils New Website

Posted on February 01, 2018

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is officially launching a new and modern website.

The new site enhances awareness of NOHFC programs and opportunities. It provides a complete visual overhaul that improves navigation, content quality, readability and client resources. Most importantly, the site now includes an interactive and user-friendly online application system.

The site reveals NOHFC’s new branding, which is currently featured in a related media campaign.

On this site, meet the board of directors, learn about NOHFC’s programs, read success stories and much more.

NOHFC. It’s Wide Open.

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Apply to the NOHFC Online

Posted on February 01, 2018

You can now apply online to the NOHFC, right here, right now on

The interactive and user-friendly online application system guides applicants through the process. It offers help where needed, even connecting you with Regional Economic Development Advisor if you have questions.

Melanie Muncaster, NOHFC’s acting executive director, is excited about the launch. “It will be a great tool offering many resources for clients and staff. Allowing clients to apply online improves access and streamlines the process.”

NOHFC. It’s Wide Open.

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Enhancing NOHFC Programs

Posted on January 17, 2018


Improving Access for Clients and Increasing Benefits to Northern Economy

November 16, 2017

Ontario is continuing to create jobs and spur economic development across the North by improving access to its Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) programs.

NOHFC program enhancements include:

  • Providing greater flexibility for Business Expansion Project applicants to request funding as grants, conditional grants and loans combined, or loans
  • Increasing the funding available for Community Capacity Building projects to 75 per cent, from 50 per cent
  • Adding major tourism event capital costs as eligible projects under the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program
  • Providing assistance in the form of a conditional grant rather than a grant/loan combination for pilot demonstration and commercialization projects under the Northern Innovation Program
  • Establishing a standalone Northern Event Partnership Program to encourage clients to put forward economic development related events for funding.

Investing in economic development projects across the North is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

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