Financial support for Ontario Indigenous business, communities and organizations

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About the Program

Grants of up to $250,000 for projects that contribute to economic diversification, employment, training and business opportunities.
The Indigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF) provides grants and financing to Indigenous entrepreneurs, businesses, communities and organizations. The fund helps promote economic development and improve employment opportunities for Indigenous people.

The fund supports projects that:

  • diversify Indigenous economies
  • increase access to employment and training opportunities
  • provide start-up and expansion financing for small and medium-sized businesses
  • support financing, skills training and other economic development initiatives through collaboration between Indigenous communities and the private sector

The IEDF provides grants and financing through three funding streams:

  • Economic Diversification Grant
  • Business and Community Fund
  • Regional Partnership Grant


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