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Regional Development Agency (RDA) Programs

What are RDAs?

Canada has 7 Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and 268 Community Futures/Development organizations, funded by the federal government, to work with businesses and innovators in their regions to fuel economic growth. During the pandemic, RDAs are providing programs to help support impacted businesses.

  • RRRF applications closed June 30, 2021.
  • Tourism Relief fund is open until March 31, 2023
  • Jobs and Growth Fund is open until March 31, 2024
  • Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative is available in CED, FedDev, PrairiesCan, and PacifiCan until March 31, 2023
  • Canada Seafood Stabilization Fund is open until March 31, 2022

 

Program overview RDA’s COVID Support Programs

Overview of the RDAs and the COVID Support Programs

The seven Regional Development Agencies (RDA) are:

  1. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
  2. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
  3. Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)  
  4. Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
  5. Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) 
  6. Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
  7. Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacificCan)

Community Futures are Community Futures Development Corporations and Community Business Development Corporations (CFDCs/CBDCs) that provide their communities with a variety of services including business development loans, technical support, training and information.

Find your local Community Futures program by clicking on your province on the Community Futures Canada website.

COVID support programs available:
  Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CANNOR) Northern Ontario Economic Development (FEDNOR) Southern Ontario Economic Development (FEDDEV) Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) When to apply
Jurisdiction(s) NS/NB/PE/NL QC YT/NT/NU Northern ON Southern ON AB/MB/SK BC
Contact your RDA ACOA CED CANNOR FEDNOR FEDDEV PrairiesCan PacifiCan
COVID-19 support programs for business Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Tourism Relief Fund Open
Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Canada Community Revitalization Fund Open
Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Jobs and Growth Fund Open until March 2024
  Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative     Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative Open
Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (closed) Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund       Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (closed) Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (closed) Open in QC. Closed in ACOA, PrairiesCan, and PacifiCan provinces
Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative   Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative Open
Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Regional Air Transportation Initiative Open

If you are not eligible for any of the programs offered by your RDA, please contact your local Community Futures Network partner.

How to apply: Contact your regional development agency

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RDA’s COVID Support Programs

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