Nord-Aski Regional Economic Development Corporation


1500 Front Street, P. O. Bag 6000

Hearst, Ontario - POL 1N0



(705) 362-7355

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Socio-economic profile
for the geographic area serviced by Nord-Aski REDC

(...The population of the area serviced by the Nord-Aski Regional Economic Development Corporation decreased by 380 people to 8,170 between 2011 and 2016. This represents an overall change of -4.4% during this time period. Children aged 0-14 decreased by 11.7% between 2011 and 2016, while the senior population aged 65 and over increased by 17.7%. The working age population (aged 25-64) comprised 54.6% of the total population in 2016 ...)

We mean business!

Your Regional Community Futures Development Corporation

Lending Services


 We offer financial assistance in the form of loans, loan guarantees and equity participation to area businesses who contribute to the creation and/or maintenance of long term employment.

Financial Planning

Financial Planning is critical to the success of any business. It complements the Business Plan by confirming that the objectives set are achievable from a financial point of view. It also helps the owner to set financial targets.

CED & Strategic Planning

Assistance is available to our member communities and partners who plan to undertake CED & Community Strategic Planning projects. We are an active player and we can provide our expertise in economic development.

Business Toolkit

Starting a business involves being brutally honest about your strengths and weaknesses. This Business Toolkit will guide you through a self-evaluation and help you to understand and assess your business idea.

Nord-Aski is a combination of the French word 'Nord' which means North and the word 'Aski' which refers to Land in Oji-cree.


Our primary objective is assisting northern and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their local economies by creating new jobs and maintaining existing employment levels.