The following programs provide specific support to Francophone entrepreneurs, please click the links below for more detailed information.

Learn about the support available to Ontario’s Francophone businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Ontario Programs and initiatives for the Francophone Economic Development Strategy include:

  • Pillar 1: Francophone entrepreneurship and innovation, Ministry of Francophone Affairs, Francophone business federation and incubation services.
  • Pillar 2: Bilingual skilled workforce – education, training and employability, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Pillar 3: Promoting Ontario’s Francophone community as an economic asset, Ministry of Francophone Affairs

RDÉE Canada

Well-known for its expertise, the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada) has been working for 25 years to foster the economic development of the Francophone and Acadian communities by supporting the collective actions of its members and providing national leadership based on collaboration and partnerships.

Ontario Supporting Francophone Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

The Ontario government is providing $500,000 to help Francophone entrepreneurs participate in the province’s economic prosperity. The funding, which will support four projects, is being delivered through the Francophone Economic Development Strategy.

Have Questions?

Our staff is here to support your entrepreneurial journey, if you have questions on starting a business in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry or Akwesasne, please contact us at 613-930-2787 x2276 or email