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 Workshop, co-hosted by EDC, RBC, and the City of Pickering
    October 7, 2014 Pickering, Ontario Learn how to find and access government grants and loans through the Ontario and Federal levels of government. Funding can support hiring new employees, execution of business expansion plans, R&D activities, and more. Read More.
    Mentor Works Funding Workshop
    October 16, 2014 10:00am-11:00am Markham, Ontario This event will focus on educating established businesses on government funding to grow. Whether you are buying equipment, conducting R&D, training, hiring, or expanding into new markets, funding is available. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Mentor Works Funding for Large Projects through FedDev Webinar
    October 20th 11:30am-1:00pm Online Webinar This webinar will focus on new Fed Dev programs, including Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) and Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP), as well as additional funding grants and loans to maximize your Southern Ontario company’s funding potential. Read More.
    Mentor Works Funding Workshop, co-hosted by International Food Marketing Alliance
    November 4, 2014 9:00am-10:00am Markham, Ontario Established Canadian businesses with 15+ employees that manufacturer or invest in internal R&D will learn about the variety of funding available to them Read More.
    Mentor Works Funding Workshop, co-hosted by Canada China Business Council (CCBC)
    November 10, 2014 11:30am-1:00pm Online Webinar Mentor Works is partnering with the Canada China Business Council in order to inform small and medium-sized business owners of the many government grant and loan opportunities available through provincial and federal governments. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Government Funding for Food Processors Co-Hosted with IFPT & Mentor Works Ltd.
    November 12, 2014 5:00pm-8:00pm Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario In her presentation, Alexandra Barlow will cover financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business.   Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    CFEA Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry
    December 3, 2014 9:00am 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.

    *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.