Support for non-profits

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) funds many non-profits throughout Atlantic Canada. We support organizations that provide crucial services to regional businesses and key sectors.

Corduroy Brook Nature Trail, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.

Do you have a non-profit that serves entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada? Are you an association in a key sector? Here you will find programs and resources to support your work to grow and strengthen the economy. 

Innovative Communities Fund (ICF)

If your non-profit organization has a community focus, we could help you build on local strengths and set your area up for growth.

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Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI)

Do you have a non-profit organization or industry association that supports businesses, innovators or entrepreneurs? We can help you support start-ups and the economic growth of your region. 

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Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF)

Our key sectors need you to create new jobs and recover from COVID-19. If your non-profit organization helps local businesses improve their competitiveness, ACOA could support you!

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Business Development Program (BDP)

We fund projects that help local sectors grow, become more competitive and increase their productivity. If your non-profit provides services and opportunities to businesses, reach out to learn more. 

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Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

EDI finances projects that encourage economic diversification, business development, innovation and support for enterprises in official language minority communities (OLMCs).

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Contact us today!

Can’t find the information you need? Connect with ACOA Business Information Services today, your one-stop information shop.

Call 1-888-576-4444.

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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Atlantic time)

Business impact stories

Celtic Colours is one of Canada's premier musical events. This nine-day festival normally takes place in more than 50 communities across Cape Breton Island. It extends the tourism season and contributes $18.7 million to the local economy.

Roots, Rants and Roars is a two-day food festival based in Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador – the root cellar capital of the world. Founded in 2009 by Tourism Elliston, a non-profit organization to promote tourism and boost economic development on the Bonavista Peninsula, it has grown to become one of Canada’s top culinary festivals.

At the heart of our communities are organizations that make a difference. Read our news releases to see how ACOA is supporting Atlantic Canadian non-profits.

ACOA news releases

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