Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports Five Manufacturers

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports Five Manufacturers

Five Chatham-Kent, Ontario manufacturers have recently been awarded business expansion grants. Each awarded company will use its Ontario government funding to purchase new equipment and become more productive. As a result, they will increase capacity, provide new products and services, and expand the number of workers at their facilities. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund awarded…

Lessons Learned from Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Lessons Learned from Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Today’s workforce reflects many cross generations working together. These include: The Silent Generation (1925-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1976), Millennials (1977-1995), and Generation Z (1996 and later). While each of these groups bring beneficial skills to the workplace, there tends to be differences in workforce behaviours between the oldest and the youngest generations, particularly…

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests $180k in 4 Ontario Food Processors

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests $180k in 4 Ontario Food Processors

Four Halton Region food and beverage processors have recently been announced as recipients of government funding through Growing Forward 2 Ontario. Each business accessed funding to offset a portion of costs related to technology upgrade projects; as a result, these successful applicants are expected to significantly improve productivity and competitiveness. The Growing Forward 2 Ontario…

Build in Canada Innovation Program: $267k for Water Technology

Build in Canada Innovation Program: $267k for Water Technology

FREDsense Technologies is a biotechnology firm that combines engineering and biology to develop next-generation solutions for monitoring water quality. Recently, the company developed a new innovative water technology product, the Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED), which is a portable device that measures contaminants and toxins in water. The device provides test results in real time,…

Celebrate Ontario Provides $20M in Tourism Grants to Local Festivals

Celebrate Ontario Provides $20M in Tourism Grants to Local Festivals

Celebrate Ontario is an Ontario government grant intended to offset a portion of costs related to hosting large-scale events which increase tourism. Each year, the province supports first-time and recurring events that demonstrate the ability to draw attendees from inside and outside Ontario. The provincial government is investing over $20 million in tourism grants through…

Dr. Oetker Expands Production with Canadian Government Grants

Dr. Oetker Expands Production with Canadian Government Grants

Dr. Oetker is a German-based producer of baking ingredients, desserts, and frozen pizzas. The company operates in over 35 countries, with production facilities in 15, including Canada. It maintains a dominant market share here in Canada; as of 2017, Dr. Oetker’s frozen pizzas accounted for one of every three pizzas sold domestically. Until 2014, Dr….

Greenbelt Fund Awards Abate Rabbit Packers $25,000 in Business Grants

Greenbelt Fund Awards Abate Rabbit Packers $25,000 in Business Grants

Abate Rabbit Packers is a provincially-licensed meat processor located in Arthur, Ontario. Founded in 1967, the company has enjoyed many years of success and now maintains over 45 full-time employees. In addition to rabbit, its main product, Abate also offers poultry such as Cornish hen, chicken, quail, and duck. Recently, Abate Rabbit Packers received $25,000…

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests over $250k in Agri-Food Businesses

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Invests over $250k in Agri-Food Businesses

Five Ontario businesses in the food and beverage processing sector have recently been awarded over $250k through the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program. This funding will allow the companies to update and install new equipment, increase innovation and efficiency, and potentially expand into new markets. Up to $254,093 in Ontario government funding will support business…

$99 Million in Automotive Business Funding Awarded to Linamar

$99 Million in Automotive Business Funding Awarded to Linamar

Canada’s second-largest automotive manufacturing company, Linamar, is an internationally recognized corporation with 59 plants throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. Linamar provides a significant benefit to southern Ontario’s economy, employing over 25,000 workers and generating more than $6 billion in annual sales. Recently, Linamar was awarded $99 million in automotive business grants through two government…