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 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
New Relationship Fund

The New Relationship Fund (NRF) supports First Nations, Métis communities, and Indigenous organizations efforts to:

  • build consultation and engagement capacity and expertise
  • create jobs
  • develop business partnerships
  • improve economic opportunities
How to apply

More information and instructions on how to apply for these programs can be found at Get funding from the Ontario government: