Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an immense strain on retail-oriented main street businesses and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over the past 16 months.
  2. FedDev Ontario invests in three rural airports to support regional connectivity and jobs for economic recovery @FedDev_Ontario
  3. FedDev Ontario invests over $23 million to bring people back to southern Ontario’s main streets, supporting recovery of almost 5,000 local businesses and protecting more than 3,000 jobs
  4. Minister Fortier to announce support for Black entrepreneurs and Black-led businesses across Ontario and Quebec
  5. Canadian digital technology firms continue to generate significant momentum coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing innovative new products to market and raising record levels of investments. Within Toronto’s innovation ecosystem, OneEleven plays a critical role in helping the next generation of high growth tech companies reach their full potential.
  6. As Canada moves closer to a zero emissions future, there is a growing need to manufacture and supply made-in-Canada solutions for our automotive sector. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting the automotive sector to design and build the next generation of connected, autonomous and zero emissions vehicles in southern Ontario and accelerate the transition to a net zero emissions economy.
  7. FedDev Ontario to announce support for high-growth tech companies across southern Ontario
  8. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in Hamilton.
  9. This is why today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for King–Vaughan, announced a $5-million FedDev Ontario investment in the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) to support Project Arrow, the automotive industry’s first Canadian-made, zero-emission concept vehicle. This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
  10. FedDev Ontario to announce support for first-of-its-kind innovative automotive industry project
  11. Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important announcement for Windsor-Essex.
  12. That is why today, Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, along with Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre announced a $10 million investment from FedDev Ontario for the University of Waterloo, in partnership with Western University, the City of Kitchener and Medical Innovation Xchange, to establish a health tech innovation hub in the region with partnerships across southwestern Ontario
  13. Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in Kitchener.
  14. Regional air transportation is crucial to local economic growth, the movement of people and goods across the country and maintaining operations with our trading partners. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting communities and local businesses from coast to coast to coast.
  15. Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in London.
  16. Today, Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre announced a non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment of $2 million for the Regional Municipality of Niagara to support the recovery of the Niagara Region tourism industry. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario.
  17. Targeted FedDev Ontario support for regional transportation ecosystem in Windsor-Essex region
  18. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced an $845,000-non-repayable FedDev Ontario contribution for Grey County, in partnership with Catapult Grey Bruce, to enhance service offering and business programming at the Sydenham Campus Regional Skills Training, Trades and Innovation Centre in Owen Sound. This investment will support 75 businesses, produce 10 new products and services, create 50 new jobs and will leverage an additional $1.8 million in private investment for the region.
  19. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), will make an important virtual announcement for the County of Grey.
  20. Toronto’s many diverse neighbourhoods are the heart and soul of the city - rich with retail and dining, art, culture and sport experiences. With more than 27 million visitors each year, Torontonians and tourists alike contribute to the vitality of the urban centres and local economies. The shift to remote work during the pandemic, combined with business closures and travel restrictions, has impacted the businesses and growth of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
  21. The Honorable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will be in Toronto to make an important announcement. Minister Joly will be joined by His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto; Marci Ien, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre; and Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Spadina–Fort York.
  22. Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $8.2 million for the University of Waterloo to build on this foundation and establish the Additive Manufacturing Alliance.
  23. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, will make an important virtual announcement for Waterloo.
  24. The Government of Canada invests in the recovery and safe reopening of the arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors
  25. Backgrounder - The Government of Canada invests in the recovery and safe reopening of the arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors