Ontario Together Fund: $50 Million for Aiding Current & Future Public Health Emergencies

Ontario Together Fund

As the world fights to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government looks ahead, hoping to make lasting changes to their response to public health emergencies. As such, the Ontario government as decided to invest $50 million to the Ontario Together Fund (OTF), a government fund for firms and organizations that support either or both:

  • The ongoing COVID-19 response by the Ontario government
  • Ontario’s preparedness for future public health emergencies

Their focus will be manufacturing and innovation projects that help combat COVID-19 and provide goods & services essential to health, safety, and security.

The provincial priorities include:

  • Strengthen manufacturing capacity
  • Support technologies & innovations
  • Strengthen the medical technology (MedTech) sector

Ontario Together Fund (OTF) in a Snapshot:

Types of Funding Available:

The Ontario government is looking to support eligible projects through conditional grants that will cover up to 75% of eligible costs for the projects to a maximum of $2.5 million. They will also be providing complimentary support and services for those eligible.

Eligible Applicants:
  • MUST be a firm or organization based in Ontario (Scale-ups will be considered)
  • Have minimum 2 years of operations
  • Serve business and/or consumer markets
Eligible Projects:
  • Support Ontario’s ongoing response to Covid-19 Pandemic and/or preparedness for future public health emergencies
  • Must be completed by March 31st, 2022

Applications for this program will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with provincial priorities
  • Technical & financial assessment of:
  • Risks and mitigation approaches related to ability to execute project, deliver services, inputs, or finished products that meet appropriate specifications
  • Applicant’s financial position to carry out the project
  • Identification of ongoing business or market for the product or solution
  • Creation of jobs, retention, and regional impacts of the project
  • Compliance with relevant legislations and regulations

This is a discretionary, non-entitlement program. Even if an application meets all of the program objectives and eligibility criteria, there is no obligation to for the program to provide funding or services.


The program will be accepting applications until March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.

Interested in applying for this program? Contact EVAMAX today to get started on your application.

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