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”).

Event Theme Date/Time Location Funding Topics
Business Funding for Export Growth


June 3, 2016
10:00 – 10:30am
  • International Trade Shows & Client Visits
  • Product Certification & Testing
  • Capital Equipment to Support Export Expansion
  • Business Process Analysis and Training
Hiring and Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce


June 7, 2016
9:00 – 9:30am
  • 3rd Party and Internal Training Costs
  • Half of a Recent Graduate’s Salary
  • R&D Internships with Post-Secondary Students
Export Expansion Strategies: Government Grants, Support Services, and Web Optimization


June 8, 2016
7:30 – 9:00am
Barrie, ON
  • Government Grants to Support Export Activities
  • Export Financing, Guarantees, and Other Support
  • The State of Web Presence Optimization in 2016
Manufacturing Grants & Funding Support


June 13, 2016
12:00 – 12:30pm
  • Product & Process Development
  • Production Facility Expansion and Job Creation
  • Adopting New Equipment & Business Software
  • Export Expansion Activities
Research Funding for Business Innovation


June 16, 2016
9:30 – 10:00am
  • Product Development & Improvements
  • Solving Internal Technical Challenges
  • Academic-Industry R&D Partnerships
  • Hiring New Research Employees (Recent Grads)
Agriculture & Agri-Business Grants


June 20, 2016
12:00 – 12:30pm
  • Production Equipment & Business Software
  • Product Development
  • Trade Shows and Marketing
  • Facility Expansion & Supply Chain Improvements
Taking the Mystery out of Government Grants & Tax Incentives for Business


June 22, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm
Gormley, ON
  • Grants and Loans to Extend Project Funding
  • SR&ED and other Tax Incentives for Manufacturers
  • Plant Tour of TUV SUD Product Testing/Validation Facility
Automotive Manufacturing Business Funding


June 27, 2016
11:30am – 12:00pm
  • New Technology Development and Adoption
  • Employee Hiring and Training
  • Large Infrastructure Projects & Capital Investment
  • Industry collaborations & partnerships

*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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