Funding Sustainability



CME has administered approximately $80 million in non-repayable direct funding to more than 1,400 manufacturing projects across Ontario through various SMART Programs. Through CME SMART, manufacturers can secure government funding to help improve productivity, promote innovation through the adoption of new technologies, increase competitiveness, reduce greenhouse gas, and improve energy efficiency.


SMART Programs represent an investment in the future. The program supports Ontario manufacturers who want to scale-up and grow their businesses.

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Who Would Benefit

  • Small and medium sized manufacturers in Ontario
  • Applicant companies must be financially stable incorporated businesses with 2+ years’ operating history in Ontario
  • Open to all manufacturers – CME Members and Non-Members


This program is currently unavailable; however, requests for additional funding are pending.  Please contact the SMART Program for more information.

Program Partners

Our funding partners have included the Government of Canada, FedNor/ Industry Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Government of Ontario.


Contact your local CME representative for more information: