Creating jobs and driving economic growth in rural Ontario

Published on July 23, 2020

Investing $3.3 million in local projects to help rural and Indigenous communities recover and prosper

Our PC government is committed to supporting local jobs and removing barriers to economic growth in rural communities across the province.

That’s why we are investing $3.3 million in cost-share funding to 58 projects through the updated Rural Economic Development Program (RED) to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario and open the door to rural economic development. Funding will help rural and Indigenous communities diversify their economies, retain skilled workers, invest in local infrastructure, and create jobs.

One local project that will receive funding through the RED program is the Ontario Water Centre’s Young Agripreneurs Program (YAP), which offers real-life experience to young people interested in pursuing careers in regenerative agriculture. This is one of 58 successful projects receiving funding from the first intake of the updated RED program.

Supporting renewal, growth and economic recovery in rural and Indigenous communities is part of our PC government's plan to get every region of Ontario back on track.