Canada Business Ontario (CBO)

In Ontario, Canada Business Ontario (CBO), which is a part of the Canada Business Network, has been Ontario’s Business Information Connection since 1995. CBO provides both federal and provincial business information – all at no cost. CBO can assist with finding information on starting a business, government financing programs, exporting, taxation or how to hire … Read more Canada Business Ontario (CBO)

Prosperity Initiative

The Prosperity Initiative encourages businesses, not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to undertake projects that will result in a more productive, diversified and competitive economy in the region. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00398.html

Investing in Business Innovation

Investing in Business Innovation provides funding to boost private sector investment in start-up businesses to accelerate the development of new products, processes and practices and bring them to market. Funding is also available for angel investor networks and their associations to attract new investment and support the growth of angel investment funds. For more information … Read more Investing in Business Innovation

Technology Development Program

The Technology Development Program provides financial support to encourage research and innovation organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations to work together to accelerate the development of large-scale, advanced technologies that will result in new market opportunities for southern Ontario businesses. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00332.html

Scientists and Engineers in Business

Scientists and Engineers in Business provides financial support to help recent graduates and graduate students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields develop their business skills so they can bring innovative ideas to market and help grow the southern Ontario economy. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00337.html

Graduate Enterprise Internship

The Graduate Enterprise Internship provides financial support to eligible not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to arrange internships with structured mentoring opportunities for graduate students and recent graduates of programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with small- and medium-sized companies in southern Ontario. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00335.html

Youth STEM Initiative

Youth STEM provides financial support to eligible not-for-profit organizations to expand, enhance and coordinate the reach and impact of educational outreach programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for children and youth in kindergarten through grade 12. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00329.html

Southern Ontario Development Program

The Southern Ontario Development Program supports the economic development and diversification of Southern Ontario communities. The program provides funding through contribution agreements to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in 6 priority areas: community economic development, information and communications technology, innovation, trade and tourism, human capital, and business financing support. For more information go … Read more Southern Ontario Development Program

SMART Program

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has created the SMART Program to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Ontario improve their manufacturing productivity to enable them to compete more effectively in the global economy. The target is manufacturing productivity improvement projects that include lean manufacturing, quality improvement, energy efficiency, IT best practices, and environmental impact reduction. … Read more SMART Program

Community Futures Program

This program supports community economic development and builds the capacity of non-metropolitan communities in Ontario to realize their full sustainable potential. Funding is made available through transfer payments that provide contributions to designated Community Futures (CF) organizations in Ontario in support of strategic community planning and socio-economic development, business services, repayable business financing through local … Read more Community Futures Program