Small Business Funding Events

Let Mentor Works help you discover Canadian government grants and loans to support business finance practices. Browse our upcoming business funding events to learn more:

Funding Events

Funding resources are available for small businesses from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge is how to find and take advantage of what is out there.

Canadian Government Funding & Small Business Grants Workshops & Events

With considerable expertise in Canadian government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Mentor Works has secured government grants for small business, as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners across Canada including Eastern Ontario small businesses, Northern Ontario businesses, Southern Ontario small businesses, Toronto and GTA small businesses, and businesses across Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

We have compiled numerous funding resources and developed a systemized approach to Canadian government grants and small business funding. During our webinars and workshops, you will learn about specific funds available to support your industry as well as tools to optimize your cash flow and investment in your business.

Funding Events to Help Small Businesses Select and Access Canadian Government Grants

Mentor Works has compiled the best organizational tools and resources to research government grants and loans options to serve small businesses in Eastern and Western Ontario. In our Canadian government funding presentations, our team share this knowledge with you. The Canadian government grants & loans presentation will cover financing trends, different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business.

You will learn how to take the mystery out of how funding mechanisms work, the on-line application process, eligibility factors, the funding cycle, and more. You will also learn what the experts know about government funding, business support resources, and how to keep it simple.

Learn the Ins and Outs of Canadian Government Grants & Loans for Small Business

Please Note: Seating preference will be given to business owners. Professional advisers are kindly asked to bring along a business owner client in order to attend. Please see other eligibility criteria listed below (“business funding event prerequisites”).

Workshop Date/Time Location Description
Startups Funding Grants, Loans, Tax Incentives, & Awards (Funding Insiders Only)Register September 9, 2015
12:00-1:00pm or 6:00-7:00pm
Online Webinar From entrepreneurs developing a business plan to startups with less than 2 years of financial history, cash flow planning is critical to the business’ success. Since many of the government funding programs are specifically for established businesses, startups must take a different approach. This webinar, part of the Funding Insider Membership, will explore funding and development resources for Canadian startups and entrepreneurs. Become a Funding Insider.
Support your Manufacturing Business’ Growth with Grant Funding Webinar Register September 11, 2015
9:00-9:30am
Online Webinar The Canadian government has identified manufacturing as a key industry to the nation’s economic prosperity. As a result, a wide variety of small business funding grants, loans, and tax credits exist to support strategic initiatives that will grow manufacturers across Canada. Established manufacturers looking to export, commercialize new products, improve productivity, hire and train employees, and/or conduct R&D activities can tap into funding to support project expenses. The government has also created industry specific programs for manufacturers in the agriculture, aerospace, automotive, clean tech, and other key sectors. In this webinar, Mentor Works will cover financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business.
Software Development & Digital Media Business Grants Register September 15, 2015
9:30-10:00am
Online Webinar Innovation is a key economic driver, which Canada has lagged behind in recent years compared to other developed nations. As a result, the Canadian federal and provincial governments have established support programs and incentives to help fuel innovation in key business sectors, including software and digital media.
Business Funding for Export Growth Webinar Register September 21, 2015
2:00-2:30pm
Online Webinar Exporting has been identified as one of Canadian small to mid-sized businesses’ top growth strategies. However, between 2005 and 2013, Canada’s exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP fell from 37.0% to 30.1%, a decline of 6.9%. This decline is the second largest of all 34 OECD countries; the Canadian government has responded with funding programs to help encourage and support export expansion activities to improve global competitiveness and access to international markets.
Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar Register October 5, 2015
11:30am-12:00pm
Online Webinar Join Mentor Works for a complimentary webinar covering the exciting Canada Job Grants funding for training program. During her presentation, Bernadeen McLeod will discuss how your firm can benefit from up to $10,000 (66%) of eligible costs coming in the form of government training grants. Funding from Canada Job Grants can be used to support high-skill training programs such as: Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma; Business Systems/Software Training (ie. AutoCAD, Coding, Graphic Design); Marketing, Business & Leadership Training; and other High Skilled Training Programs.
Startups Funding Grants, Loans, Tax Incentives, & Awards (Funding Insiders Only)Register October 19, 2015
12:00-1:00pm or 6:00-7:00pm
Online Webinar From entrepreneurs developing a business plan to startups with less than 2 years of financial history, cash flow planning is critical to the business’ success. Since many of the government funding programs are specifically for established businesses, startups must take a different approach. This webinar, part of the Funding Insider Membership, will explore funding and development resources for Canadian startups and entrepreneurs. Become a Funding Insider.
Support your Manufacturing Business’ Growth with Grant Funding Webinar Register October 23, 2015
9:30-10:00am
Online Webinar The Canadian government has identified manufacturing as a key industry to the nation’s economic prosperity. As a result, a wide variety of small business funding grants, loans, and tax credits exist to support strategic initiatives that will grow manufacturers across Canada. Established manufacturers looking to export, commercialize new products, improve productivity, hire and train employees, and/or conduct R&D activities can tap into funding to support project expenses. The government has also created industry specific programs for manufacturers in the agriculture, aerospace, automotive, clean tech, and other key sectors. In this webinar, Mentor Works will cover financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business.
Research Funding for Business Innovation Webinar Register November 9, 2015
11:30am-12:00pm
Online Webinar Are you an established business dedicated to internal research and development activities? Do you strive to create innovative products, services, or processes? Is your business interested in collaborating with post-secondary or research institutions to tap into additional expertise? If so, this webinar will be a valuable plan in planning your cash flow and increasing the scale of your R&D initiatives. Through grants, repayable funding, and tax credits offered by the Canadian government, businesses will receive support to spur innovation.
Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar Register November 27, 2015
9:30-10:00am
Online Webinar Join Mentor Works for a complimentary webinar covering the exciting Canada Job Grants funding for training program. During her presentation, Bernadeen McLeod will discuss how your firm can benefit from up to $10,000 (66%) of eligible costs coming in the form of government training grants. Funding from Canada Job Grants can be used to support high-skill training programs such as: Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma; Business Systems/Software Training (ie. AutoCAD, Coding, Graphic Design); Marketing, Business & Leadership Training; and other High Skilled Training Programs.
Support your Manufacturing Business’ Growth with Grant Funding Webinar Register December 7, 2015
11:30am-12:00pm
Online Webinar The Canadian government has identified manufacturing as a key industry to the nation’s economic prosperity. As a result, a wide variety of small business funding grants, loans, and tax credits exist to support strategic initiatives that will grow manufacturers across Canada. Established manufacturers looking to export, commercialize new products, improve productivity, hire and train employees, and/or conduct R&D activities can tap into funding to support project expenses. The government has also created industry specific programs for manufacturers in the agriculture, aerospace, automotive, clean tech, and other key sectors. In this webinar, Mentor Works will cover financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business.

*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

Small Business Government Grants & Loans Workshop Prerequisites

Due to the eligibility factors for many Canadian government grants, attendance is limited to businesses who meet the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years;
  • Financially stable;
  • Not a retailer/distributor;

  • Not a start-up; and
  • Company must manufacture or conduct R&D in Canada.

Don’t Meet the Eligibility Criteria for Small Business Grants & Loans Workshops?

Learn more about Small Business Grants and Loans for Start-ups and Service-based Businesses and be sure to Download a Free Government Funding Checklist to learn more about what you will need to do in order to qualify for most funding.

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Register for a Startup Funding Webinar!

Additional Funding Resources for Start-ups Start-ups and early stage businesses can attend a start-up specific webinar to learn more about tools and resources available to support their business. As part of the our Canadian Government Funding Insider package, you’ll gain access to resources and tools for cash flow planning as well as exclusive updates and presentations. To learn more about our Canadian Government Funding Insider package please visit our government funding insider page:

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