Contact: Amber Coville,

Business Development + Program Officer


613 283 7002    @valleycfdc   #valleycfdc

91 Cornelia St W, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5L3


Harnessing Our Potential

Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario Local Stream is non-repayable performance-based funding from $25,000 up to $100,000 transitioning SMEs in Lanark County + North Leeds to expand business growth and adoption of advanced business innovation processes.

Eastern Ontario Innovation Initiative made possible with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) supports the transition and growth of traditional SMEs, manufacturers and communities into the new rural economy, driving direct investments by private companies in innovation capital producing aggregate local and regional effects.

Program Overview

Application Process

Local Stream

Regional Stream is non-repayable performance-based funding of $100,000 to accelerate the growth of SMEs on the innovation track, with benefits to multiple communities within Eastern Ontario.

Regional  Stream

Local Stream Pre - Qualification opens May 21st 2019.

CLICK HERE - for more info on the Regional Stream