Workshops & Information Sessions

  • Canadian Government Grants & Loans Workshops & Events

    Let Mentor Works help you discover Canadian government grants and loans to finance your business. 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. With considerable expertise in 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 Ontario including Eastern Ontario small businesses, Northern Ontario businesses, Southern Ontario small businesses, and Toronto and GTA small businesses.

    Workshops to Help Small Businesses Select and Access Government Grants Ontario

    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.   Through her presentation, she will share her knowledge with you. The government grants & loans presentation will cover financing trends, the 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 and 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 criterion listed below (“workshop prerequisites”).

    Workshop Date/Time Location Description
    OAC Workshop: Sourcing, Selecting, Hiring and Training Employees
    November 27, 2014
    8:00am-3:15pm
    Mississauga, ON Mentor Works is joining the Ontario Aerospace Council’s panel of experts to offer knowledge and support to small businesses in sourcing, selection, hiring, training, and retention of your employees in order to enable your company to reach new levels of growth and success.. Read More.
    CFEA Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry
    December 3, 2014
    9:00am-11:00am
    Toronto, Ontario Please join CFEA, EDC, and Mentor Works on December 3rd at 9:00am for an information session about the funding and insurance possibilities available in the food industry featuring a presentation by Bernadeen McLeod. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar (Canada Job Grant)
    December 4, 2014
    9:30am-10:00am
    Online Webinar Investing in developing your workforce can be a considerable financial burden. Fortunately, Canadian SMEs can receive grants to support their training initiatives. In this webinar, you will learn about how to receive 66.6% of your training costs back per trainee, up to $10,000 in the form of grant funding for training activities 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. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar (Canada Job Grant) Co-sponsor: In-House Solutions
    December 4, 2014
    11:00am-11:30am
    Online Webinar This complimentary Funding Webinar co-sponsored by In-House Solutions will cover specific details of the Canada Job Grant, and explain how your business may be able to benefit from an up to $10,000 (66%) training subsidy in the form of grant funding for training activities 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. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    FedDev Ontario Funding Webinar
    December 8, 2014
    11:30am-1:00pm
    Online Webinar This free webinar outlines the various FedDev Ontario programs available to Ontario-based corporations both young (with VC/angel investments) and established. Throughout the webinar, details will be given on each program, including the objective of the program, timelines, budget, eligibility, and suitable project focuses to determine whether you have an ideal project. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Funding Support Resources
    Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar (Canada Job Grant) Co-sponsor: Six S Partners
    December 9, 2014
    3:00pm-3:45pm
    Online Webinar Mentor Works has partnered with Six S Partners to bring you this complimentary informational session and Q&A on the Canada Job Grant. Learn more about how your firm can benefit from up to $10,000 (66%) of eligible costs in the form of government training grants. Funding 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. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.


    *All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

    Small Business Government Grants & Loans Workshop Prerequisites

    • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
    • Financially stable
    • Not a retailer/distributor
    • Not a start-up
    • Company must manufacture or conduct R&D in Canada

    Don’t Meet the Eligibility Criteria for Small Business Grants & Loans Workshops? Register for a Webinar!

    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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