FedNor's Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario provides up to $15,000 to conduct Operational Assessments
Through FedNor’s Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario, the SMART Productivity Assessments program was created to assist and support Northern Ontario manufacturers improve their operations. Under this program, CME can contribute 50 percent of the eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000 to help companies identify opportunities in the areas of product and process improvements, quality, lean manufacturing, information systems, human resources, management systems, and market analysis.
Companies who complete an assessment would be eligible to apply for productivity improvement funding through FedNor’s Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario.
The SMART Productivity Assessments Initiative will also provide an opportunity for CME to conduct research to assess the barriers to growth for northern manufacturers and make recommendations for future initiatives.
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How does the program work? What are the eligibility requirements? What is the Northern Ontario coverage area? What are the selection criteria and review process? Who evaluates the applications? How do I select a service provider to conduct an assessment? How do I apply? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in the Guidelines section.
Qualified Service Providers
SMART assessments can only be performed by an approved Qualified Service Provider (QSP). Find out more about the service provider's role, and select a QSP from our list of approved experts. If you have an existing relationship with a consultant who is not yet SMART-approved, they can apply to be added to our list of QSP's. Find out more in this section.
FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario. Click on the button below to navigate to FedNor's website.
CME is proud to have provided financial support from the FedNor Operational Assessments Program to the following companies:
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Updated: April 18, 2018