Our Mandate

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is the unified voice of Northeastern Ontario, representing and advocating on behalf of 110 cities, towns and municipalities. Our mission is to improve the economic and social quality of life for all northerners and to ensure the future of our youth.

FONOM is a membership-based association that draws its members from northeastern Ontario and the districts listed below.


Achieving Strong and Effective Municipal Government

Our Partners

Working to make 444 Ontario municipalities stronger.

NOMA provides leadership in advocating regional interests to all orders of government and other organizations.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region.

The Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) is the rural voice of the Province.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The national voice of local government, representing 90 percent of Canadians.