Province Invests in Midland Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Boost Local Economy

ZF Automotive in North Simcoe

Ontario supports $7.8-million surge in Southwestern Ontario economy with $1.2-million Regional Development Program investment. The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $7.8 million by ZF Automotive Canada to help boost Ontario’s automotive and domestic manufacturing sectors, while attracting investment to the local economy. The province is investing nearly $1.2 million in the […]

Ontario Announces Municipalities’ 2022 Funding

The Ontario government is announcing 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). This is the Province’s main general assistance grant to municipalities. “Our government recognizes the importance of the OMPF to communities across the province, and we’ve heard loud and clear what our municipal partners are looking for,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister […]

Funding Opportunities

Economic Development North Simcoe connects businesses to funding opportunities

Economic Development North Simcoe works with partners to support your business. Contact us for information on funding opportunities at [email protected] Some recent funding opportunities include: Digital Main Street offering grants for businesses, deadline January 2022: Ontario | Digital Main Street Ontario Agri-food Research Initiative – Commercialization Stream. Call for full Proposals (2021/22), deadline October 29, […]

Ontario Supporting Non-Profits through the Community Building Fund

Ontario Community Building Fund

The Ontario government is providing more than $46 million to support 648 non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations experiencing significant financial pressures due to COVID-19. Funding is being delivered through the Community Building Fund’s Operating stream to help these non-profits operate their facilities so they can provide much-needed programs and services in their communities. […]

Local tourism industries invited to apply for aid from $100M fund

The province has confirmed that the $100 million Ontario Tourism Recovery Program, previously announced in the spring budget, will launch in mid-October. The goal of the program, notes a news release from the province, is to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will help for-profit […]

NSOHT coordinating North Simcoe healthcare

North Simcoe Ontario Health Team

As part of its plan to end hallway health care and build an integrated health care system centred on the needs of patients, the Ontario government in partnership with Ontario Health is announcing eight new Ontario Health Teams located across the province. The province will provide up to $9 million in funding over the 2021-2022 […]

Province helping businesses stay open and stay safe

Ontario Together Fund

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario increased by 53,000 in August as more businesses re-open and more people return to work. And as our #TeamOntario vaccine campaign continues, we are providing businesses and workers […]

Ontario Invests in Agri-Food Research to Strengthen Sector


The Ontario government is investing $7 million into agri-food research projects that will support greater environmentally friendly agricultural practices, protect livestock health and welfare, and stimulate economic growth within the agri-food sector and Ontario’s rural communities. Through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Ontario is supporting advanced agri-food research in collaboration with the University of Guelph […]

Ontario investing in Huronia Historical Parks

Kings Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene ON

The Ontario government is providing Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) with over $1.5 million in capital funding to help repair and rehabilitate its facilities to encourage and reinvigorate tourism in the region. The announcement was made at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, today by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, alongside Jill Dunlop, Minister […]

Helping Ontario Food and Beverage Processors During COVID-19

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program will be accepted in two phases. Starting today, applications for the first phase […]