Funding Partners

NACO’s Funding Partners provide core funding as National Partners and are engaged in all activities, including national and local events, professional development efforts, industry research and awareness building campaigns.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

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For more than 25 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development. To learn more, please visit or call 1-888-338-9378.

FedDev Ontario

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Created in 2009, FedDev Ontario supports the southern Ontario economy by building on the region’s strengths and creating opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The Agency has launched a number of initiatives to create a Southern Ontario Advantage and place the region in a strong position to compete in the global economy. These initiatives are designed to encourage partnerships and support projects that help the region’s businesses and communities become more competitive, innovative and diversified. To learn more, please visit or call 1-866-593-5505.

BDC Capital

With more than $2 billion under management, BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, serving as a strategic partner to Canada’s most innovative and high potential firms. It offers a range of equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs scale their businesses into global champions. To find out more, visit


The Royal Bank of Canada is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada.
The bank serves over 16 million clients and has 78,000 employees worldwide. To learn more, please visit