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Our Partners

“Establishing regional partnerships to build project support and achieve results.”



FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.

With a focus on providing support to start-up and existing small- and medium-sized enterprises, The Business Enterprise Centre, promotes entrepreneurship at all levels, and delivers programs and training designed to assist entrepreneurs succeed.

Timmins Economic Development Corporation

Timmins Economic Development Corporation

The Timmins Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization supported by the City of Timmins. We are the city’s economic and community development advisory team. Our goals are to stimulate economic, social and cultural benefits that create jobs, improve the quality of life and build the tax base in Timmins.

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)


The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) is a collaborative network built to help your business succeed. A network of expert advisors, programs and resources across Ontario to help anyone involved in planning, launching or growing a business.

MaRS Innovation

MaRS is a non-profit innovation center connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills, networks and capital to stimulate innovation and accelerate the creation and growth of successful Canadian enterprises.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Ontario Centres of Excellence

OCE’s mission is to accelerate innovation through game-changing research leading to successful commercialization and vibrant collaboration between industry and academia, launching the next generation of products and jobs.



Established June 1, 1988, The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is a crown corporation and development agency of the Ontario government that invests in northern businesses and municipalities through conditional contributions, forgivable performance loans, incentive term loans and loan guarantees.



For over 60 years, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has been stimulating wealth creation for Canada through technological innovation. This is largely accomplished by providing technology assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises at all stages of the innovation process, to build their innovation capacity. NRC-IRAP helps small and medium-sized enterprises understand the technology issues and opportunities and provides linkages to the best expertise in Canada.

NOA – Northern Ontario Angels


We represent over three hundred and fifty accredited investors who live and work throughout Northern Ontario. Our members are executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping northern businesses succeed. These individuals are interested in investing in new startups or innovative business ideas, and will often offer guidance and mentorship to help grow the companies that they invest in.


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North Eastern Ontario Communications Network Inc. (NEOnet) is a not-for-profit organization, and the region’s information and communication technology (ICT) champion since 1999. NEOnet excels at forming Public Private Partnerships to improve the region’s telecommunications infrastructure, stimulating additional infrastructure investment, encouraging competition among carriers and service providers, and increasing the level of technology adoption and application among businesses, organizations and individuals.

Timmins Chamber of Commerce

Timmins Chamber of Commerce

As a non-profit, member-driven organization, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice of the region’s business community since 1949 as one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce in northeastern Ontario.

The Venture Centre

The Venture Centre

The Venture Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and to the pursuit of economic growth in our community. We are your local branch of the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and a member of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC).

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Incorporated in 1984, Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund is a non-profit Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) providing business financing and support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to establish, expand, or acquire a business in remote, rural and urban communities in Northern Ontario.

South Temiskaming


South Temiskaming CFDC’s mandate includes supporting access to capital through small business financing, providing business counselling and technical support, and participating in community economic development and strategic planning initiatives throughout our catchment area.



The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) is a not-for-profit organization created to fill industry’s need for practical welding expertise.
By providing a range of services, combining technical expertise with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, MaJIC plays a vital role in Canada’s leading industry sectors by helping companies to enhance productivity and quality, meet regulatory requirements, and improve safety. MaJIC works independently and in partnership with industry, regulatory/certifying bodies, educational and research institutions, and governments.

Far Northeast Training Board (FNETB)

Far Northeast Training Board

The Far Northeast Training Board (FNETB) promotes the effective planning of training and workforce development programs so that qualified workers are available to meet the needs of the local labour market.

Northern College

Northern College

Northern College is a college of applied arts and technology in Northern Ontario with over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses. Northern also provides post-secondary and career-entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help you get where you want to go.

Collège Boréal


Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province. Its goal is to produce a highly qualified bilingual work force in French-speaking communities who contributes to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the province and of the country. Collège Boréal also plays a key role in the field of applied research, working with businesses and community stakeholders to find innovative solutions to a variety of challenges in order to allow them to become more competitive on a local, regional, provincial, national or international scale.

Université de Hearst

Université de Hearst has grown over the years and expanded its services in three communities – Hearst, Kapuskasing and Timmins. Thousands of people have been able to pursue university education in their region and over 1,100 have earned a degree. Most of these graduates have found work in North-Eastern Ontario. The University offers its students a whole range of services including learning commons, computer labs, residence and cafeteria.

Millson Forestry

Millson Forestry

Established in 1980, Millson Forestry Service is a privately owned and operated forestry contractor. Our operations include all aspects of forestry. We believe that a well-planned approach to the life cycle of fibre management has no beginning and no end. We continue to work in co-operation with government agencies and forestry companies to discover new innovative processes of maintaining a balance in the forest where we work and play.