Rural Economic Development (RED) Program

Important Update on the Rural Economic Development (RED) program

To ensure the RED program continues to support rural communities effectively, the Ministry is temporarily pausing application intakes to conduct a review of the program.

The reason for the review is to ensure that the RED program meets expectations for industry, community organizations and municipalities, and that it is best aligned with the government's ongoing commitment to build strong rural communities.

All applications submitted on or before January 31, 2015 will be evaluated, and decisions made as per current program guidelines. We expect intakes to resume this summer.

Working together with businesses and municipalities, the RED program helps to build a strong, prosperous Ontario that includes vibrant, economically diverse rural communities.

Updates on the RED program will be posted here.

Rural Economic Development Program Recipients

For more information:
Telephone : 1-877-424-1300
Fax: 1-519-826-4336
Email :

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 14 May 2008
Last Reviewed: 27 January 2015