Ontario Greenhouse Cucumbers Thrive in New Export Markets
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Ontario Greenhouse Cucumbers Thrive in New Export Markets

Between 2014-2015, Canadian greenhouse growers participated in a series of trade missions in Asia that helped boost consumer demand for Ontario-grown produce. Thanks to successful export marketing efforts in Hong Kong and China, Ontario greenhouse cucumbers are now generating new international revenues for agri-food businesses. This exporting opportunity was identified by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable…

Connect to Innovate Awards $37.1M to Improve Rural Canada’s Internet
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Connect to Innovate Awards $37.1M to Improve Rural Canada’s Internet

The Government of Canada announced it will provide up to $37.1 million in grants to help improve high-speed internet access in five northern Ontario communities. Canadian government funding will offset the cost of installing approximately 880 kilometres of fibre-optic cables. The investment will be provided through the Connect to Innovate program, which provides federal funding…

Atlantic Canada Funding Supports New VR Technology
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Atlantic Canada Funding Supports New VR Technology

Sculpin QA has been awarded nearly $900,000 in small business grants and loans to enhance VR technology by developing new tabletop games. The company has strategically leveraged a mix of federal and provincial funding, which will be used to hire additional support staff to develop, test, and market its newest gaming software. The contribution will…

Canadian Government Funding Aids Agricultural Research Project
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Canadian Government Funding Aids Agricultural Research Project

The Government of Canada is providing up to $237,000 in small business grants to help EarthFresh Farms improve production and expand their workforce in Burlington, Ontario. The investment will allow the company to optimize product output and reduce food waste by identifying defects in Ontario-grown potatoes. In addition, EarthFresh Farms will hire youths to support…

Film Production Grants Support Alberta-based Independent Mini Series
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Film Production Grants Support Alberta-based Independent Mini Series

Independent mini-series, PsyBorgs, has been selected to receive up to $100,000 in film production grants through STORYHIVE’s 100K Edition competition. The investment has helped extend the project from a short film to a six-part series, that will be aired on STORYHIVE.com and Telus’ Optik TV-on-Demand. PsyBorgs is 1 of 25 production projects awarded short film…

Jobs and Prosperity Fund Awards Apotex +$8M in Grants
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Jobs and Prosperity Fund Awards Apotex +$8M in Grants

The Government of Ontario has awarded Apotex Inc. over $8.2 million in small business grants to invest in new technologies and increase product lines. Ontario government funding will help the manufacturer become more productive and offer high quality medicines at an affordable price. The contribution will be provided through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund (JPF),…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Awards $1.8M in Business Expansion Grants
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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Awards $1.8M in Business Expansion Grants

The Government of Ontario has awarded over $1.8 million in government grants to support two large-scale business expansion projects in Welland, Ontario. The investment will allow Hydac Corporation and Northern Gold Foods to grow their operations and provide a greater contribution to the local economy. The manufacturers will receive funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development…

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII): Small Business Loans
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Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII): Small Business Loans

To accelerate the growth of innovative small and medium sized businesses in Ontario, the federal government offers a variety of funding programs to help offset scale-up costs. Ontario small business loans help businesses address organizational challenges, create new job opportunities, and increase the company’s capabilities. The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) program…

Build in Canada Innovation Program Supports Energy Efficient Marine Tech
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Build in Canada Innovation Program Supports Energy Efficient Marine Tech

In September 2017, the Government of Canada announced it would be supporting innovative Naval LED Lighting Solution fixtures designed for navy vessels. Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd. has been awarded a $1M contract to replace traditional fluorescent lights on combat navy vessels with new LED fixtures. The investment will help make marine vessels conserve more…

Eastern Ontario Development Fund Awards $300k Grants to Kawartha Dairy
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Eastern Ontario Development Fund Awards $300k Grants to Kawartha Dairy

In August, the Government of Ontario announced it would provide up to $311,200 in small business grants to help Kawartha Dairy expand its facility in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. The investment will support a 54,000 sq. ft. expansion that will allow the company to develop new product lines and explore new export markets. These upgrades will allow…