Funding News – Rural Funding Available in Ontario – COVID-19 Relief Loans


The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund, valued at more than $962 million nationally, is delivered by Canada’s six regional development agencies.

In southern Ontario, $252.4 million is available as follows:

  • $213 million for SMEs facing financial pressure; and
  • $39.4 million to provide rural businesses with access to capital and technical support, delivered by southern Ontario’s Community Futures Development Corporations.

Funding available through your local CFDC  – for more information click here

Funding available through FedDev Ontario  For more information, please visit the FedDev Ontario website and consult the Applicant Toolkit.


Check out the Free Business Workshop – Marketing Fundamentals!

There are no  in-person Workshops being offered at this time.  We will be offering workshops via ZOOM.

Business Workshops

The Frontenac CFDC would like to extend an invitation to a free workshop on Marketing Fundamentals.

The workshop will take place on Thursday Nov 5th from 1pm to 2:30pm via Zoom.

The event will be hosted by Jason Brown Business Advisor at the CFDC, covering essential marketing concepts like:

  • segment targeting,
  • customer value,
  • the buying cycle,
  • customer loyalty, and
  • key metrics to help small businesses grow their customer base.

To register for this free workshop, visit :

Or join on Nov 5th by using this link