Overview

You can apply for funding from the Government of Ontario through Transfer Payment Ontario.

Read about the funding opportunities that are currently available and what you'll need to know to apply.

Learn how to register for Transfer Payment Ontario and start applying.

Aboriginal Participation Fund

The Aboriginal Participation Fund was developed to help support Indigenous communities and organizations participate in:

  • regulatory processes under the Mining Act
  • economic development activities associated with mineral exploration and development

There are five streams available:

Contact

For questions about the Aboriginal Participation Fund, please contact:

Transfer Payment Coordinator
Mines and Minerals Division
Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Tel: 705-670-5826
Toll-free: 1-888-415-9845 ext. 5826
Email: aboriginalparticipationfund@ontario.ca

Advanced exploration and development support

Status: Open

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description

The advanced exploration and development support sub-stream assists communities in areas of high mineral development activity to respond to advanced exploration and mine development projects.

Funding through this stream is:

  • project-based
  • limited to the costs associated with coordinating the review of advanced exploration and development projects
  • not intended to replace support received from project proponents

Eligibility

Funding is available to Indigenous communities in Ontario in areas of high mineral development activity.

While priority will be given to communities that do not have an existing Mineral Development Advisor (MDA), communities with MDAs are encouraged to apply if their workload requires additional support to respond to advanced exploration and development project requests.

Indigenous communities should discuss this sub-stream with one of the ministry’s Mineral Exploration and Development Consultants (MEDC) before applying.

Program Guidelines

Application guide for the Aboriginal Participation Fund – advanced exploration and development support sub-stream

Early exploration support

Status: Open

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description

The early exploration support sub-stream assists communities in areas of high mineral development activities to respond to early exploration projects.

Funding through this stream is:

  • project-based
  • limited to the costs associated with coordinating the review of early exploration projects

Eligibility

Funding is available to Indigenous communities or organizations in Ontario that:

  • are experiencing high mineral exploration or development activity
  • have received two to 10 exploration permit applications in the previous fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)

Eligible applicants may be:

  • single applicants – Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity
  • joint applicants – two or more Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity, or Indigenous organizations (for example, Tribal Councils, economic development organizations) representing communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity

Joint applicants must provide a Band Council Resolution in support of the application from each community represented on the application.

Applicants are encouraged, wherever possible, to work together to maximize the benefits of available funding.

Program Guidelines

Application guide for the Aboriginal Participation Fund – early exploration support sub-stream

Education and relationship-building

Status: Open

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description

The education and relationship building sub-stream helps Indigenous communities and organizations:

  • enhance their understanding of mineral exploration and development processes
  • develop relationships between Indigenous communities, industry and government

Eligibility

Project funding is open to Indigenous communities or organizations in Ontario.

Eligible applicants may be:

  • single applicants – Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity
  • joint applicants – two or more Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity, or Indigenous organizations (for example, Tribal Councils, economic development organizations) representing communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity

Joint applicants must provide a Band Council Resolution in support of the application from each community represented on the application.

Program Guidelines

Application guide for the Aboriginal Participation Fund - overview of the education and relationship-building stream

Mineral development advisor stream

Status: Open

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description

The mineral development advisor (MDA) stream provides funding for a MDA for eligible Aboriginal communities and organizations to participate effectively in the regulatory consultation processes, including the review of:

  • exploration plan and permit applications
  • closure plans and closure plan amendments
  • environmental assessments

This funding helps to increase a community’s knowledge and understanding of the mineral development sequence, mineral exploration, mineral development and mining activities, and the range of economic benefits.

Funding amount

Funding up to a maximum of $130,000 per year, for up to a three-year term.

Applicants are encouraged, wherever possible, to work together to maximize the benefits of available funding.

The ministry may consider funding additional positions, in part or in full, based on the mineral development activity and the community’s or tribal council’s need.

Eligibility

Funding is available to Ontario Aboriginal communities or organizations experiencing high mineral exploration or development activity, having received 10 or more exploration plans or permit applications in the previous fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

Communities that receive fewer than 10 exploration plans or permit applications may be eligible for this stream if they are engaged in reviewing two or more closure plans, closure plan amendments, or mineral development-related environmental assessments.

Eligible applicants may be either:

  • single applicants – Aboriginal communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity, or
  • joint applicants – Aboriginal communities and organizations (for example, tribal councils) in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity. Joint applicants must have the support of the communities they represent and a substantiated record of representing member communities on local lands and resources issues. Eligible joint applicants include either:
    • Two or more eligible communities, applying jointly with combined exploration activities, or
    • In specific circumstances, and at the discretion of the ministry, other Aboriginal organizations, such as a Provincial-Territorial Organization (PTO), if they have the support of the communities they represent.

Program guidelines

2020-2021 Mineral Development Advisor Program Guide

Contacts

For questions about program guidelines, contact:

Transfer Payment Coordinator
Strategic Services Branch
Mines and Minerals Division
Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Level 2B2, 933 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON, P3E 6B5
Tel: 705-670-5826
Toll-free: 1-888-415-9845 ext. 5826
Email: aboriginalparticipationfund@ontario.ca

Values mapping and related projects

Status: Open

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description

The values mapping and related projects sub-stream supports projects that focus on values identification or related projects between Indigenous communities, which will support communities’ capacity to effectively participate in and respond to information requests in regulatory processes under the Mining Act.

Eligibility

Project funding is open to Aboriginal Indigenous communities or organizations in Ontario.

Eligible applicants may be:

  • single applicants – Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity
  • joint applicants – two or more Indigenous communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity, or Indigenous organizations (for example, Tribal Councils, economic development organizations) representing communities in areas of high mineral exploration or development activity

Joint applicants must provide a Band Council Resolution in support of the application from each community represented on the application.

Program guidelines

Application guide for the Aboriginal Participation Fund - overview of the values mapping and related projects stream

Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) Technology Grant

Status: Open

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Deadline

You must submit your application by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on June 3, 2022.

Description

The Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) Technology Grant provides access to funding for municipal police services to obtain technology that will help improve public safety and strengthen roadside law enforcement efforts across the province.

This time-limited one-year grant intends to support municipal police services in acquiring ALPR technology, while taking into account the need for flexibility in addressing local operational needs.

The ALPR Technology Grant is available to all municipal police services for one-time funding in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Eligibility

Municipal police services and boards are eligible to apply for new ALPR technology and associated costs purchased in the 2022-23 fiscal year (that is, April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023). This could include: 

  • ALPR technology for active front line patrol vehicles up to a maximum of $30,000 per unit.
  • Installation costs and associated supplies or software required to support the operation of ALPR technology.

Program guidelines

Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) Technology Grant - program guide

Contacts

For questions about the application process, please contact our Public Safety Division:

by email at: SafetyPlanning@ontario.ca

Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster

Status: Open

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Deadline

We will accept applications on an ongoing basis, however you must submit your application at least four months before your event start date.

Description

The Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster program supports costs related to hosting:

  • major one-time events in Ontario
  • events that do not recur annually or biennially in Ontario
  • national or international events in Ontario

Eligibility

Eligible organizations must:

  • be legal entities
  • have been in existence for one year or longer, as of the date of submission of the application
  • have a bank account at a Canadian financial institution that conducts business in Ontario
  • not be in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (for example, Ontario Trillium Foundation)
  • demonstrate proven organizational ability, technical capacity and fiscal prudence to successfully host a blockbuster event. This includes national and/or international event management experience and tourism business expertise

Events supported by the blockbuster program must have cash operating expenses totaling $1 million or more.

Program guidelines

Blockbuster application guide

Contacts

For any program-related questions, you can consult with your regional tourism advisor or email CelebrateOntario@ontario.ca.

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program

Status: Open

Ministry of Health

Deadline

Deadline dates can vary.

Description

The Ministry of Health (MOH) - Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program works with discrete service providers to deliver mental health support to children, youth and their families. The 2021-2022 budget submissions for this program will be managed within Transfer Payment Ontario through the MOH CYMH Budget Form 2021-22. This includes all subsequent activities related to the transfer payment contracting cycle along with all reporting.

Eligibility

This program is restricted and only available to existing approved/discrete service providers. Access to the MOH CYMH Budget Form 2021-2022 is available through Transfer Payment Ontario to these eligible service providers.

Program guidelines

MOH CYMH Service Description Schedules

Resources

Video: How to submit your budget and interim report for 2021-2022

Contacts

For program specific inquiries, please contact your Program Supervisor.

Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care Program

Status: Open

Ministry of Long-Term Care

Deadline

Applications open November 1, 2021 and must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022 5 pm EST.

Description

Community paramedicine is a model of community-based health care where paramedics use their education and expertise in community based, non-emergency care roles, outside their emergency response and ambulance transport roles. Existing community paramedicine programs:

  • reduce the number of costly 911 calls and avoidable emergency room hospital visits
  • provide additional supports and connections for high risk or vulnerable individuals

The Ministry of Long-Term Care (the ministry) is funding a community paramedicine program to provide services to individuals who are:

  • waiting for placement in a long-term care (LTC) home
  • soon to be eligible for long-term care

The Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care Program is a part of the province’s plan to better serve our seniors who need additional support before admission into long-term care. This initiative falls under the improving staffing and care pillar of the province’s strategy to fix long-term care.

Eligibility

The Ministry of Long-Term Care is currently working with paramedic services across the province to implement Community-Paramedicine for Long-Term Care.

At this time, the ministry is working directly with eligible recipients and inviting those to submit businesses cases for the ministry’s review.

Program guidelines

Program guideline materials will be shared directly with eligible participants.

Contacts

Kimberly Alvarado
Senior Policy Advisor, Programs Unit
Long-Term Care Policy Division, Long-Term Care Policy & Modernization Branch
Ministry of Long-Term Care
Kimberly.alvarado@ontario.ca
437-779-5316

Melissa Pasquali
Team Lead, Programs Unit
Long-Term Care Policy Division, Long-Term Care Policy & Modernization Branch
Ministry of Long-Term Care
Melissa.pasquali@ontario.ca
437-226-3713

Fire Protection Services Reimbursement: Unincorporated Ontario

Status: Open

Ministry of Solicitor General

Deadline

You must submit your application by March 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Description

This program is designed to provide municipalities with reimbursement opportunities related to the provision of emergency services in unincorporated areas of Ontario. Reimbursement rates will be based on service rates utilized by the Ministry of Transportation for fire departments responses on provincial highways.  

Eligibility

The following call types may be eligible for payment:

  • motor vehicle collisions occurring on roads that are not considered provincial highways by Ministry of Transportation
  • carbon monoxide
  • hazmat (excluding those calls occurring on roads maintained by the Ministry of Transportation)
  • structure fires
  • false alarms
  • rescue (defined as an emergency incident primarily involving activities directed at locating and rescuing endangered persons and removing those persons to a safe location. This could also include but is not limited to the provisions of emergency medical care)

Contacts

Josh Colling at: 807-632-0097

John Irvine at: 807-620-6258

First Nations Policing Modernization Initiative (FNPMI) Grant

Status: Open

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Deadline

You must submit your application by 4 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on June 3, 2022.

Description

The First Nations Policing Modernization Initiative (FNPMI) grant provides access to funding for First Nations police services to obtain the technology and tools to improve their ability to work effectively with other jurisdictions and keep their communities safe.

This time-limited one-year grant intends to support First Nations police services in acquiring technology, while taking into account the need for flexibility in addressing local operational needs.

The FNPMI grant is available to all First Nations police services for one-time funding in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Eligibility

First Nations police services and boards are eligible to apply for new technology and associated costs purchased in the 2022-23 fiscal year (that is, April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023). This could include: 

  • Mobile Workstations
  • Forward Looking Infrared Technologies
  • Live Scan Machines
  • Body-Worn Cameras
  • In-Car Cameras up to a maximum of $7,000 per unit.
  • Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology for active frontline patrol vehicles up to a maximum of $30,000 per unit.
  • Installation costs and associated supplies or software required to support the operation of ALPR technology.

Program guidelines

First Nations Policing Modernization Initiative Grant - program guidelines

Contacts

For questions about the application process, please contact our Public Safety Division:

by email at: SafetyPlanning@ontario.ca

Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program

Status: Open

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Funding will follow an open, competitive rounds-based application process. Learn more about current and upcoming rounds of evaluations.

Description

The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program provides funding for strategic investments in the forest sector that:

  • enhance competitiveness
  • support new market access
  • provide benefits to Ontario’s broader forest sector
  • strengthen regional economies

Support is available under two project categories:

  • business projects
  • collaboration projects

Learn more about the funding amounts and selection process.

Eligibility

Business projects

Support is available for Ontario-based projects with at least $3 million in eligible costs undertaken by for-profit manufacturers and processors of wood and forest biomass across Ontario, including:

  • saw mills
  • pulp and paper mills
  • secondary wood manufacturers
  • bio-economy projects

Harvesting and resource extraction projects are not eligible for funding.

Collaboration projects

Support is available for Ontario-based projects with at least $3 million in eligible costs undertaken through a collaboration of:

  • forest sector for-profit businesses
  • not-for-profit research organizations
  • forest industry associations
  • academia

Eligible collaborations should develop, diversify and transform Ontario’s forest sector through innovation in technology, process or products.

A minimum of three partners are required (including at least one Ontario-based for-profit forestry/wood products company).

Program guidelines

Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) – program guidelines

Contacts

For information please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Business Development Branch by:

Tel: 1-844-573-9017
Email: FSIIP@ontario.ca

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Public Transit Stream

Status: Open

Ministry of Transportation

Deadline

You must submit your application for Intake 3 by March 28, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Description

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a cost-shared infrastructure funding program between:

  • the federal government
  • provinces and territories
  • municipalities
  • First Nations and Indigenous Communities
  • other eligible recipients depending on program stream

This program will see up to $30 billion in combined federal, provincial and other partner funding.

The public transit stream will allocate $8.3 billion in federal funding and $7.3 billion in provincial funding for the construction, expansion and improvement of public transit systems and networks across Ontario.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:

  • be an Ontario municipality or Metrolinx
  • receive Provincial Gas Tax funding
  • have reported ridership data to the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) for 2015
  • have received an allocation for ICIP under the Public Transit Stream

Program guidelines

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Public Transit Stream - program guide

Contacts

If you have questions, please email ICIPTransit@ontario.ca.

Investment Ready: Certified Site designation

Status: Open

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Deadline

Applications can be received at any time.

Description

An Investment Ready: Certified Site designation is issued to properties that have successfully completed a set of program requirements to demonstrate that the property is primed for development and ready for investment.

Learn more about the Investment Ready: Certified Site Program.

Eligibility

The eligibility requirements can be found in the Certification Instructions and Requirements Guide.

You can also request the Certification Instructions and Requirements Guide:

  • by email: investmentready@ontario.ca
  • by phone: 1-855-585-0475

     

    How to apply

    1. Contact the Investment Ready team for your pre-application consultation.
    2. Submit your application package through Transfer Payment Ontario.
    3. We will notify you if your site has been approved and email you with your notification of acceptance.
    4. Complete the additional requirements within 2 years (the list is available in the Certification Instructions and Requirements Guide).
    5. Receive a certification designation after all your assessments and documents have been completed, submitted and approved.

    Contacts

    For program questions and advice on developing your application, please contact our office:

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Generic Budget 2022-2023

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

    Deadline

    Budget Submissions are due by June 30, 2022, 4:00 pm EST

    Description

    The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) Generic Budget submissions for 2022-2023 will be managed within Transfer Payment Ontario through the MCCSS Generic Budget 2022-2023 category. This also includes all subsequent activities related to the transfer payment contracting cycle along with all reporting.

    The MCCSS Budget Form 2022-2023 category is open to all eligible transfer payment recipients.

    For information on the following MCCSS programs or divisions that are already on Transfer Payment Ontario, please contact your ministry contact:

    • Dedicated Supportive Housing (DSH)
    • Partner Facility Renewal (PFR)
    • Office of Women’s Issues

    Eligibility

    All transfer payment recipients eligible to access the MCCSS Generic Budget 2022-2023 category were notified by the ministry on their 2022-2023 funding allocation as well as when to access the budget submission through Transfer Payment Ontario.

    Resources

    Program information

    Quick reference guides and training videos

    Contacts

    You can contact your ministry contact for program-specific inquiries.

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy 2022-2023

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    Status: Open

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

    Deadline

    Budget Submissions are due by June 30, 2022, 4:00 pm EST

    Description

    The Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy (IHWS) was established in 1994 between Ontario and Indigenous partners. It supports a continuum of Indigenous designed and delivered programs to:

    • reduce family violence
    • reduce violence against Indigenous women and children
    • improve Indigenous healing, health and wellness

    Eligibility

    You must have an existing transfer payment agreement with MCCSS to deliver Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy programs and services.

    All eligible MCCSS transfer payment recipients were notified by the ministry in their Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy 2022-2023 funding allocation letter.

    Resources

    Program information

    Quick reference guides and training videos

    Contacts

    You can contact your ministry program lead for program-specific inquiries.

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Ontario Works Programs 2021 or 2021-2022

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

    Deadline

    Deadline dates can vary. Please contact your Ontario Works program supervisor for more information.   

    Description

    Transfer Payment Ontario will be used to manage the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) Ontario Works budget submissions for 2021 or 2021-2022..

    This is only for:

    • Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs)/District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs)
    • First Nations full delivery
    • First Nations financial assistance

    Recipients must use the applicable Ontario Works Budget Form 2021 or 2021-2022  to complete their submission. Transfer Payment Ontario will also be used to support all subsequent activities related to the contracting cycle along with all reporting.

    Eligibility

    The Ontario Works Budget Form 2021 or 2021-2022 category is open to all eligible transfer payment recipients.

    You would have been notified by the ministry about your 2021 or 2021-2022 funding allocations as well as when to access the budget submission through Transfer Payment Ontario.

    Resources

    Program information

    Quick reference guides and training videos

    Contacts

    You can contact your Ontario Works program supervisor for program-specific inquiries.

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – Partner Facility Renewal Program 2021-2022

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

    Deadline

    You must submit your application and all supporting documents by July 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

    Description

    The MCCSS Partner Facility Renewal Program makes timely capital investments to help maintain buildings and properties (real estate) of transfer payment recipients that deliver ministry programs and services. The program ensures transfer payment recipients can provide accessible, safe, quality programs and services to clients across the province by supporting the repair or renovation of their building infrastructure.

    Eligibility

    Capital funding is only provided to transfer payment recipients that have a direct funding relationship with the ministry to deliver programs and/or services. This includes recipients that operate in:

    • owned real estate
    • rental or leased real estate
    • government owned real estate
    • real estate owned or managed by a non-arm’s length entity

    Where real estate is used jointly for non-ministry programs and services, the ministry generally only considers funding the space used for ministry-funded programs and services.

    Program guidelines

    Partner Facility Renewal 2021-22 – Program and Application Guide

    Contacts

    You can contact your program supervisor for program-specific inquiries.

    Municipal Energy Plan Program  

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Energy

    Deadline

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

    Description

    Through the Municipal Energy Plan Program, you can get funding to develop a plan that will help your community:

    • improve energy efficiency
    • reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
    • study the impact of future growth on energy needs
    • foster renewable energy production and economic development

    Learn more about the Municipal Energy Plan Program

    Eligibility

    All Ontario municipalities (including regional municipalities) can apply.

    Contacts

    For any program-related questions, you can email MEP@ontario.ca

    Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program

    Status: Open

    Ministry of the Solicitor General

    Deadline

    You must submit your application by 4 p.m. on May 16, 2022 (Eastern Standard Time).

    Description

    The Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program supports the expansion of CCTV systems to more municipalities, as part of the Guns, Gangs, and Violence Reduction Strategy. Projects funded through the grant will help deter criminal activity and further support police services and the communities they serve to increase community safety.

    This one time, one-year grant (2022-2023) is available to all municipal and First Nations police services as well as the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

    Eligibility

    Eligible applicants

    • Municipal and First Nations police services and OPP contract locations.
    • OPP non-contract locations are eligible to apply for one application per region (Central Region, East Region, North East Region, North West Region, and West Region) and must submit applications through OPP headquarters (i.e., a total of 5 applications max) via Ashley Dunning at Ashley.Dunning@opp.ca.

    Eligible costs

    CCTV cameras and associated costs. This could include:

    • purchasing of CCTV cameras to be installed in communities or business areas
    • CCTV installation costs
    • CCTV associated supplies and software

    Funding amounts

    Applicants can submit only one application per police service or, for OPP non-contract locations, one application per region. 

    • The maximum funding request for each project is $200,000 for one fiscal year.
    • Applicants applying for this grant will be required to pay for 50% of the project cost.  For example, if your total project cost is $400,000, the applicant must commit $200,000 (50%) of their own funds towards the project and the province would cover the remaining $200,000 (50%). 
    • Police services may want to consider using their financial contribution towards the following budget items to support their CCTV project:
      • Community consultations and communications relating to placement/installation of CCTV cameras.
      • Training on equipment (such as training to support video review, etc.).

    Ineligible expenses

    Applications that request funding to offset current policing operating budgets are not eligible.

    For example, costs for cameras on police cars, body worn cameras are not eligible.

    Program guidelines

    Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant- Program Guidelines

    Contacts

    For questions about the Ontario CCTV application process, please email Silvana.Burke@Ontario.ca and Ramanan.Thanabalasingam@Ontario.ca.

    Ontario FireSmart Communities Transfer Payment Grant

    Status: Open

    Note: this is an invitational funding opportunity. Please read the eligibility requirements carefully.

    Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

    Deadline

    Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    Description

    Funding will help municipalities:

    • complete hazard forest mapping for wildland fire hazards
    • develop a Community Wildland Fire Protection Plan with mitigation strategies

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, a municipality must:

    • be located within the Fire Region of Ontario
    • have received a letter from the Director of Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services inviting them to apply for an opportunity to receive the grant

    Program guidelines

    Municipalities are selected based on the following;

    • level of fire hazard identified through provincial forest hazard mapping
    • average number of annual wildfire occurrences
    • a project plan that is submitted through the application process

    Municipalities that have been chosen to receive the grant will receive support documentation by email from ministry staff if selected to receive the grant.

    Contacts

    Sarah Allen
    Provincial Coordinator, Communications and Mitigation
    email: Sarah.Allen@ontario.ca
    Tel: 705-945-5875
    705-690-0756

    Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations  

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism

    Deadline

    Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

    Description

    The Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations will provide funds to faith-based and cultural organizations to increase safety and security measures.

    Applicants must be a registered charity or a not-for-profit corporation that owns, leases or rents an indoor facility in Ontario that is used for regular gatherings of religious, spiritual or cultural significance. Organizations are required to attest that they will use the entirety of the grant on one or more of the eligible expenses to protect their communities and facilities against hate incidents.

    The Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations is a discretionary and non-entitlement program. As such, there is no guarantee that the applicant will be approved for funding even if an applicant has submitted a complete application and met all program criteria,

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for the grant, the organization must:

    • be a registered charity or a not-for-profit corporation without share capital:
      • Registered charities must be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charity by December 31, 2021.
      • Not-for-profit corporations that are not registered charities must be incorporated by December 31, 2021.
    • be operational in Ontario by April 21, 2022
    • have, as a primary activity, hosting regular gatherings (at least once a month) of religious, spiritual or cultural significance
    • be operational in Ontario by February 3, 2022
    • have, as a primary activity, hosting regular gatherings (for example, at least once a month) of religious, spiritual or cultural significance
    • own, lease or rent an indoor facility in Ontario that is used at least once a month for hosting regular gatherings of religious, spiritual or cultural significance
    • be in compliance with filing, reporting and other requirements under the federal Income Tax Act or as established by the Canada Revenue Agency
    • attest that it is in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and hate-related laws under the Criminal Code
    • attest that all funds received will be used for eligible expenses related to security and safety measures against hate-related incidents, and that all eligible expenses will be incurred between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023

    Funding

    If the organization had a fiscal period ending in 2019, the grant is based on the organization’s revenue for that year.

    Revenue ranges and grant amounts

    Revenue for fiscal period ending in 2019

    Grant amount

    Less than $100,000

    $5,000

    Greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than or equal to $500,000

    $7,500

    Over $500,000

    $10,000

    If the organization was established in 2019, 2020 or 2021 and its first fiscal period ends after 2019, the organization is eligible for a grant of $5,000.

    Program guidelines

    Application guidelines for the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations

    French application guidelines for the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations

    Contacts

    For questions contact ServiceOntario at: 

    Toll-free: 1-855-216-3090
    Toll-free TTY: 1-800-268-7095

    Our call centres are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding government and statutory holidays.

    Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2022-2023

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

    Deadline

    You must submit your application by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday July 11, 2022.

    Description

    The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

    The objectives of the program are to:

    • create legacies that support sport at the provincial, regional and local level
    • provide economic benefits through increased levels of tourism, expenditures and improved public infrastructure
    • foster a culture of sport and physical activity in communities by creating role models and enhancing community spirit and involvement in sports
    • increase opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete and participate in events in Ontario
    • seek new avenues to further build and develop the sport capacity of the province by providing additional ways to develop and train coaches, officials and volunteers
    • create a culture of sport that engages all Ontarians

    Eligibility

    Eligible applicants

    To apply for this program, you must:

    • be a legal entity and have been in existence for one year or longer as of the application date
    • not in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (for example, Ontario Trillium Foundation)
    • not self-endorse your own application for the program
    • be an eligible applicant under one of the three application streams for the program
    Stream 1: Provincial or National Sport Organizations
    • Provincial Sport/Multi-Sport Organizations recognized under Ontario’s Provincial Sport Recognition Policy
    • National Sport Organizations funded by Sport Canada
    Stream 2: event host organizations
    • non-profit organizations (including universities and colleges)
    • Ontario municipalities
    • Indigenous organizations, First Nation, Metis or Inuit communities
    Stream 3: emerging sports
    • eligible applicants are the same as stream 2
    • emerging sport events endorsed by the Global Association of International Sports Federations: members (from Appendix 2 in the guidelines)

    Eligible events

    national events must be:

    • sanctioned by the National Sport Organization (or the International Federation in Appendix 2 from the guidelines)
    • include representation from no less than six provinces/territories including Ontario (a country may replace a province) or the National Championship for a specific sport, in a specific age group as confirmed by the National Sport Organization (or the International Federation in Appendix 2 from the guidelines). Ontario must be represented in these Championships.

    international events must be:

    • sanctioned by the International Federation, as per the Global Association of International Sports Federations and/or Panamerican Sport Association
    • includes representation from no less than two countries, including Canada and one country from outside of North America. We will provide an exemption to events for Canadian National Teams as confirmed by the National Sport Organization funded by Sport Canada.

    Program guidelines

    2022–2023 Sport Hosting Program Guidelines and Reference Documents

    Contacts

    For questions about Sport Hosting Program guidelines, please contact:

    Aimee Maggiacomo

    Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

    Telephone: 647-299-8584

    Email: Aimee.Maggiacomo@ontario.ca

    Ontario Together Fund

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    Deadline

    You can submit an application until the program ends on October 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.

    Description

    The Ontario Together Fund (OTF) provides funding to firms and organizations for projects that strengthen the resilience of Ontario’s healthcare sector and meet one or both of the following criteria:

    • strengthen Ontario’s manufacturing capacity for goods and services critical to the health, safety, and security of Ontarians
    • support homegrown technologies and innovation

    Types of funding available may include:

    • a conditional grant up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $2.5M
      • maximum funding will only be provided for projects that demonstrate exceptional benefits or innovation
    • complementary supports and services

    Eligibility

    Funding is available to firms and organizations in Ontario with a minimum of two years of operations. Scale-ups may be eligible.

    In order to be eligible, a project must:

    • be based in Ontario
    • strengthen the resilience of Ontario’s healthcare sector
    • serve business and/or consumer markets
    • be completed by December 31, 2023

    We will assess applications based on the following criteria:

    • alignment with provincial priorities, with preference given to projects that align with the program parameters
    • financial assessment that is based on the organization’s financial documents provided in the submission
    • technical assessment based on the technology outlined in the application as well as a subject matter expert consultation
    • analysis of market trends related to the product or service in the application
    • job creation, retention and regional impacts
    • compliance with relevant legislation and regulations

    This is a discretionary, non-entitlement program. Even if an application meets all program objectives and eligibility criteria, we are under no obligation to approve funding or services.

    How to apply

    • Submit a completed OTF eligibility checklist
    • If your project is eligible and aligned with provincial priorities, we will connect you with a ministry advisor who can assist you in completing a full application.
    • If your project is not eligible and/or not aligned with provincial priorities, we will notify you that we are unable to proceed.

    Contacts

    For additional information regarding the Ontario Together Fund, please contact otf@ontario.ca.

    Regional Development Program: Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

    The Regional Development Program provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in Ontario, by region.

    The types of support available include:

    • funding support
    • complementary services and support

    The program supports projects that:

    • create jobs and build talent
    • attract and encourage private sector investment
    • lead to business growth and broad positive economic impacts
    • encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development

    Funding opportunities are currently available for:

    Eastern Ontario Development Fund

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    Deadline

    Applications are ongoing.

    There are four application intake periods each year. Applicants will be notified of decisions within 60 business days of the application deadline.

    Learn more about the intake period timelines.

    Description

    The Eastern Ontario Development Fund provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario.

    Eligibility

    The fund supports business and community economic development projects.

    Learn about the eligibility requirements for different businesses and projects.

    How to apply

    Contacts

    For questions and advice on developing and strengthening your application, contact our regional offices at:

    Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    Deadline

    Applications are ongoing.

    There are four application intake periods per year for full applications. Applicants will be notified of decisions within 60 business days of the application deadline.

    Learn more about the intake period timelines here.

    Description

    The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern Ontario.

    Eligibility

    The fund supports business and community economic development projects.

    Learn about the eligibility requirements for different businesses and projects.

    How to apply

    Contacts

    For questions or advice on developing and strengthening your application, contact our regional offices at:

    Business Advisory Services - Western Region Main Office

    Business Advisory Services - Central Region Main Office

    (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Niagara Region and Simcoe County)

    Regional Development Program: Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Stream

    This Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Stream of the Regional Development Program will provide financial support to advanced manufacturing companies with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Ontario by way of investments in capital equipment, technology adoption and skills development that will accelerate recovery in Ontario and place our companies in competitive global positions. 

    The types of support available include:

    • funding support
    • complementary services and support

    The fund supports projects that:

    • create jobs and build talent
    • attract and encourage private sector investment
    • help companies to adopt technologies to improve their competitiveness
    • lead to business growth and broad positive economic impacts
    • encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

    Deadline

    There are two application intake periods each year.

    Learn more about the intake period timelines

    Description

    Provides support for projects and investments to advanced manufacturing businesses.

    Eligibility

    Learn about the eligibility requirements for AMIC.

     Review the key documents including, program guidelines, sample eligibility checklist and a sample application form.

    • contact a provincial government advisor for help with your check list and application. 
    • register for Transfer Payment Ontario.
    • submit an eligibility checklist. We will confirm whether your project is eligible.
    • once you know you are eligible, work with your advisor to complete and submit the application forms, along with the required information.

    Contacts

    For advice on developing and strengthening your application, you are encouraged to contact your provincial government advisor or our Business Advisory Services at:

    Central Region

    (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Niagara Region and Simcoe County)

    Email: centralregionbas@ontario.ca

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-6592

     Eastern Region

    Email: easternregionbas@ontario.ca

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-6592

     Western Region

    Email: westernregionbas@ontario.ca

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-6592

    Northern Region

    Contact a northern development advisor

    Tel: 1-866-711-8304

    2022-2023 Seniors Active Living Centre Program

    Status: Open

    Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

    Deadline

    You must submit your application by June 9, 2022 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.  

    Description

    The Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) Program is an annual program that provides funding to approximately 300 established SALC programs across Ontario to deliver activities and services to Ontario’s older adults and seniors.

    These approved programs promote the engagement, health, and well-being of older adults and seniors to help them:

    • age at home and in communities
    • be safe and secure
    • remain healthy, active, and socially engaged
    • participate in the labour market and economy as they wish

    In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, SALC operators applying for funding are encouraged to offer remote or virtual programs to enable older adults and seniors to connect from the safety of their homes.

    Eligibility

    Only previously approved SALC operators are eligible to apply for this program funding.

    Contacts

    For information about the Seniors Active Living Centre Program, please contact your local Regional Development Advisor

    Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund

    Status: Open

    Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

    Deadline

    We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

    Description

    The Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund (TEDRF) is an application-based, cost-sharing program designed to provide non-capital funding to projects that either:

    • Encourage the development of innovative new tourism products
    • Support tourism investment
    • Build the capacity of Ontario’s tourism industry

    The program also supports innovative tourism recovery projects aimed at increasing tourism within Ontario to address the reduction in global travel as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Eligibility

    Eligible applicants include:

    • Municipalities and Destination Marketing Organizations (Regional Tourism Organizations are not eligible)
    • Indigenous Organizations
    • Ontario Tourism Industry Associations
    • Not-for-Profit Organizations (with a clearly defined tourism focus)
    • For-Profit Tourism Organizations

    In addition, to be eligible for the TEDRF program, your project must meet all the following eligibility requirements:

    • Take place in the Province of Ontario
    • Have an applicant organization which is a legal entity, incorporated in Canada and in existence for a minimum of one year, as of the date of submission
    • Applicant is not in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (e.g., Ontario Trillium Foundation)
    • Applications must be submitted a minimum of 4 months prior to project start
    • Information provided in the application is true, correct and complete (as verified by an authorized official).

    If you are successful, your organization will enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the province.

    Program guidelines

    Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund – Application guide

    Contacts

    If you are a tourism industry association, please email ido.ont@ontario.ca.

    All other interested parties can contact either:

    ido.ont@ontario.ca or their tourist advisor

    Closed funding opportunities

    Learn about past funding opportunities from the Government of Ontario.

    Contact us

    For questions about applying to specific funding opportunities, please contact the funding program directly. 

    For all other questions, please contact Transfer Payment Ontario Client Care from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm, except for government and statutory holidays, at:

    Please include the following details for quicker service via email:

    • the name of the program you are interested in
    • your case or file number
    • the name of your organization

    For 24/7 assistance: