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Federal Funding Opportunities

Regional Innovation Ecosystems

This stream targets nonprofit organization projects that help create an innovation-friendly entrepreneurial environment that fosters the growth and productivity of businesses in a given region. The funding is for projects which foster closer ties among the players in the various ecosystems, foster the creation, growth and maintenance of regional clusters, and/or attract foreign investment and is geared for the manufacturing, food processing, information and communications technologies and life sciences industries.

Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, the Business Development Bank of Canada and other financial institutions. It will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country.

The Government of Canada has announced that the Loan Fund is accepting loan applications from Black business owners and entrepreneurs through the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE).

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The Co-Investment Fund provides capital to partnered organizations for new affordable housing and the renovation and repair of existing affordable and community housing. Funds are provided as low-interest and/or forgivable loans and contributions

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness.

Biotalent Headstart

Bi-economy is associated with the invention, development, production and use of primarily bio-based products, bio-based production processes and/or biotechnology-based intellectual property. It includes the use of resources from agriculture, forestry, fisheries/aquaculture, organic waste and aquatic biomass. Programs provide financial support to bio-economy employers to reduce the risk of hiring talent.

Business Development Bank of Canada

The BDC is a crown corporation financial institution that provides financing, consulting and venture capital for small and medium-sized enterprises. Services include long-term financing, working capital, refinancing, change of ownership, patent capital and venture capital.