Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

  1. Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, will celebrate the growth of a Richmond Hill Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and electronics manufacturer.
  2. The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River—Black Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of sports tourism across southern Ontario.
  3. The Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Member of Parliament for York Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will make an important announcement for clean energy technologies.
  4. The Halton and Hamilton regions are home to one of Canada's fastest growing, diverse and vibrant economies. To remain at the forefront of innovation, it is important that businesses and organizations are able to access the support needed to continue to bring new critical solutions to market, especially in the growing artificial intelligence (AI) and zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sectors.
  5. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity and Member of Parliament for Milton, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of nearly $1.3 million through the Tourism Growth Program for six organizations in Halton, Hamilton and surrounding areas to support tourism projects.
  6. Six organizations supporting tourism in the region expand experiences to attract more visitors with federal support
  7. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Honourable Karina Gould, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Burlington, highlighted an investment of over $8.5 million for six businesses to support the artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicle (EV), manufacturing, aerospace and life science sectors.
  8. Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity and Member of Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement supporting tourism growth in Halton, Hamilton and surrounding areas.
  9. The Honourable Karina Gould, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Burlington; and the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of growing businesses in the region.
  10. The future of Canada’s transportation sector is green. Countries around the world are working to seize the economic opportunities associated with a net-zero future, and so it is important to capitalize on Canadian-made clean technologies, manufacturing practices and innovations to enhance our place on the global stage and bring new sustainable practices to market.
  11. Today, the Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, highlighted a repayable investment of $18.4 million in eight growing food manufacturers in southern Ontario adopting modern equipment and expanding their operations.
  12. Ontario's food and beverage manufacturing sector is critically important, generating over $48 billion in annual revenues and providing jobs for more than 100,000 Ontarians. Investing in the expansion of businesses in this sector strengthens our economy and aligns with the Government of Canada's commitment to support our nation's food supply.
  13. James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement to support electrification of Etobicoke-based manufacturer of commercial transport trailers.
  14. The Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the growth of food manufacturers across southern Ontario as they expand, adopt new technologies and create jobs.
  15. Rural businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs, including those in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs), play a critical role in growing our local and national economy.
  16. Entrepreneurs grow our economy through their ideas and innovations while bringing various experiences to our communities and to Canadians. The Government of Canada is working with partners to ensure that businesses and entrepreneurs have the support they need to thrive for years to come.
  17. Government of Canada supports growth of tech and AI sector in Ottawa
  18. Today, the Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, along with Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, highlight a repayable investment of more than $10 million in six growing tech and AI companies in Ottawa.
  19. Ottawa’s life sciences sector is home to world-class research institutions, renowned hospitals and a growing tech industry. It is important that businesses and organizations in this critical sector are able to access the support they need to continue to find innovative solutions to better the lives of Canadians.
  20. Ryan Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of startup companies in southern Ontario.
  21. The Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, along with Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean and Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the tech and AI sector in Ottawa.
  22. Yasir Naqvi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the life sciences sector in Ottawa.
  23. Every child deserves to have the best start in life. But today, one in four children in Canada live in food insecure households, which makes it harder for them to get the healthy food they need. That impacts their health and their opportunities to learn and grow, including in school. Study after study has shown that kids learn better on a full stomach. With Budget 2024, we’re making sure every generation gets a fair, healthy future – starting right from childhood.
  24. 12 festivals and events enhance offerings and attract more visitors to the region
  25. Today, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a FedDev Ontario investment, through the Tourism Growth Program, for 12 festivals and events across southern Ontario.
  26. The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will be in Hamilton to make an announcement on the National School Food Policy, which outlines the Government of Canada’s long-term vision for a National School Food Program.
  27. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement for festivals and events in southern Ontario.
  28. Three Niagara Region tourism businesses and organizations enhance and improve their offerings
  29. FedDev Ontario invests $5 million in SPEC Labs Centre for Advancement in Biomedical Innovation to support a new 20,000-square-foot dedicated wet lab space in Mississauga for innovative life science companies
  30. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement for tourism businesses and organizations in the Niagara region.
  31. Charles Sousa, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an important announcement in support of the growth of southern Ontario’s life sciences sector.
  32. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, will announce an investment to help boost research and innovation, and support the next generation of scientists.
  33. Over $1.7 million to help Italpasta meet growing product demand and create 10 jobs
  34. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, celebrated $5.3 million in FedDev Ontario investments for four southern Ontario businesses that have seized new opportunities for growth and created nearly 50 skilled jobs.
  35. $5.3 million in FedDev Ontario investments helps four businesses launch and create new technologies, develop sustainable packaging as well as create nearly 50 skilled jobs
  36. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), alongside Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East and Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge, will make an important announcement in support of food manufacturing in Brampton.
  37. FedDev Ontario enhances three Ottawa region tourism organizations with $530,000 investment
  38. Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will celebrate the growth of four southern Ontario businesses.
  39. Canadian tourism organizations and attractions play a crucial role in showcasing our country’s unique history, geography, culture and experiences. By attracting domestic and international travelers, these destinations also contribute to good local jobs and economic growth in communities.
  40. Hamilton Jewish Federation receives $175,000 to renovate its current space and enhance offerings
  41. Canada’s future depends on the success of its youngest generations. Budget 2024 is a plan to build a Canada that works better for everyone, where younger generations can get ahead, where their hard work pays off, and where they can buy a home—where everyone has a fair chance at a good middle-class life.
  42. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth of Canada, will highlight federal budget investments in youth entrepreneurs.
  43. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and the Honourable Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, will make an announcement in support of economic growth across southern Ontario.
  44. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, will make an announcement in support of housing across southern Ontario.
  45. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, will make an announcement on affordability in southern Ontario.
  46. The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make a housing announcement in southern Ontario.
  47. Strong, vibrant Francophone communities are key to unlocking the potential of the Canadian economy. By working with Francophone academia, businesses, organizations and leading institutions, the Government of Canada is helping them reach their potential and create new possibilities for all Canadians. This includes organizations led by women, Indigenous communities, members of 2SLGBTQI+ communities, newcomers to Canada and racialized people.
  48. The Honourable Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make an announcement in support of entrepreneurs across southern Ontario.
  49. International Women’s Day is a globally recognized day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls. In honour of International Women’s Day, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), celebrated the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs across the region.
  50. FedDev Ontario invests $525,000 into Spa-Dent Inc. to meet the growing demand for its eco-friendly oral care products and create 10 jobs