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”).

    Mentor Works Funding and Cash Flow Planning Webinar (for Funding Insider Members)
    October 28, 2014
    Online Webinar Learn about funding programs specifically for start-ups and service-based businesses as well as tools, and resources to improve your business’ cash flow planning and accelerate growth.  Read More.

    Mentor Works Funding Workshop, co-hosted by International Food Marketing Alliance
    November 4, 2014
    Markham, Ontario This workshop will help established agriculture and agri-food sector SMEs discover and leverage funding to improve their cash flow planning strategies Read More.
    Mentor Works Funding and Cash Flow Planning Webinar (for Funding Insider Members)
    November 7, 2014
    Online Webinar Within this webinar start-ups and service-based business will receive information about some of the most popular funding programs to help grow you business more effectively with less risk. Read More.
    Mentor Works Funding for Exporters Webinar
    November 10, 2014
    Online Webinar During this 1.5 hour presentation, Mentor Works will inform small and medium-sized business owners of the many government grant and loan opportunities available through provincial and federal governments. Read More.
    Government Funding for Food Processors Co-Hosted with IFPT & Mentor Works Ltd.
    November 12, 2014
    Cambridge, ON Mentor Works, in with the Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT), will be speaking at Conestoga College, alongside Chudleigh’s and Export Development Canada (EDC). Mentor Works will discuss specific funding programs for the agri-processing industry. Read More.
    Funding for Agri-Food Business Webinar
    November 17, 2014
    Online Webinar Canadian agriculture and agri-food businesses can benefit from a wide range of government grants and loans both on the federal and provincial level. This free webinar provides insight into how established Canadian businesses can discover and leverage funding to improve their cash flow planning strategies. Read More.
    Leverage Funding Grants & Loans to Grow Your Business (Co-hosted By Communitech)
    November 19, 2014
    Online Webinar Discover Canadian federal and provincial funding programs available to Canadian digital media and high tech/ICT businesses in the form of grants, vouchers, and low- or 0% interest loans. Mentor Works will guide attendees through the best programs available throughout the year to support hiring, R&D, training, business expansion, export activities, capital investment, and other strategic initiatives. Read More.
    CFEA Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry
    December 3, 2014
    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.

    FedDev Ontario Funding Webinar
    December 8, 2014
    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

    *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.