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Atikokan Economic Development Corporation Services

We provide Business Development Services, Lending Services, and Community Economic Development Projects

Business Development Services: Provide business advisory services, individual mentoring, workshops, seminars, business planning, community strategic planning, etc to
any person(s) already residing in the Atikokan, Upsala or the First Nations of Lac La Croix, Seine River and Lac Des Mille Lac who are interested in starting a small business or currently in a small business.

 Lending Services:  We offer financing, whether you are looking at starting up, looking to expand or in need of some extra capital

  1. We offer loans up to $150,000 with the following purposes
  2.  Business start up, business expansion, working capital & purchase of assets

    Community Economic Development Projects:  Working with community groups, assisting in grant applications, and being involved in community projects

Tourism Atikokan

Atikokan is a fun, family-friendly community that takes pride in what it is, and never tries to present itself as something it cannot be, or does not wish to be. Though easily accessible, Atikokan retains a sense of remoteness and basks in the tranquility and relaxation that can only be found away from the big lights of the city. It relishes its small-town charm, and its ability to exceed everyday expectations.

We’re only too happy to have you here, whether it’s for a day, for a week, or a lifetime. We are the Canoeing Capital of Canada. We are the Gateway to Quetico Provincial Park. We are Naturally Wild

Atikokan Employment Centre

Atikokan Employment Centre is here to provide employment related services to unemployed and underemployed individuals; to provide a central location for accessing federal government forms; and to assist individuals make applications to Employment Ontario funded programs.

Atikokan Hotel

Click on the button below and follow along as we take you on a tour of the Atikokan Hotel, a local business that is for sale here in Atikokan, ON.

For more information or a viewing, contact Kathy Boyda @ 1-807-598-0909 or [email protected]

Northern Ontario Women's Program

With only 16% of Canadian businesses being owned/led by women, the Government of Canada recognizes that advancing women’s economic participation in the economy is good for the country’s bottom line and has set the goal of doubling the # of women-owned/women-led businesses by 2025.

A project to stimulate women-owned and women-led business start-ups and scale-ups by increasing access to business development supports throughout the Northern Ontario region.

  • Enable female in operating more efficient businesses/realizing cost-saving measures
  • Educate female entrepreneurs with regards to the  regulatory requirements involved in exporting goods
  • Provide female entrepreneurs with the opportunity to attend, free of charge, workshops hosted by their local Community Funding Development Corporations

The NOW project will take place Fall 2019 to Fall 2022 throughout Northern Ontario

Community Futures Network of Canada

Community Futures are Community Futures Development Corporations and Community Business Development Corporations (CFDCs/CBDCs) that provide their communities with a variety of services including business development loans, technical support, training and information. In addition to the business development component,CFDCs/CBDCs involve themselves in a wide array of community initiatives, including strategic planning processes, research and feasibility studies, and the implementation of a diverse range of community economic development (CED) projects

Business Succession Matching

Looking to sell your business? has the tools you need to make the sale!

The CFDC of AEDC is a local, not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. With financial assistance from the Government of Canada through FedNor, we offer a variety of products and services to promote small business growth, and community economic development.

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