The Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Information Sessions

The Rural Economic Development (RED) intake will open for applications on January 23, 2023. You can find all program information including how to apply on the program’s homepage on January 23, 2023.

Information Sessions

OMAFRA staff will be conducting two public webinars to provide an overview of the RED program and discuss the process for applying to the program. Please bring your questions as there will be a Q&A period. The sessions will be on the following dates:

  • January 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
  • February 1, 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST

Sign up on the session registration page.

Coaching with an Economic & Business Advisor

Book an appointment with one of our Economic and Business Advisors to receive coaching on a Rural Economic Development program application or project idea.

Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program provides cost-share funding to rural municipalities, Indigenous communities, and not-for-profit entities to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario and open doors to rural economic development.

For more information on how RED can help your community, visit or call 1-877-424-1300.


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