Green Municipal Fund Awards 15 Projects for a Total of $2M in Funding

Green Municipal Fund Awards 15 Projects for a Total of $2M in Funding

To expand the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions involving water, soil quality, and air while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, municipal governments across the country have recently received Canadian government funding. Fifteen innovative green projects have been awarded and will help bring long-term sustainability to communities from coast to coast. 15 initiatives taking place across Canada…

[EVENT] June 25: Government Funding for Business Growth Q&A

[EVENT] June 25: Government Funding for Business Growth Q&A

Canadian government funding programs can support small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, and post-secondary research institutions. With this said, in order to access these programs, it’s crucial to understand which ones will provide the best fit for your organization’s upcoming strategic projects. Fortunately, business leaders will have the chance to ask all their government funding questions…

BC Rural Dividend Fund: Strengthening & Diversifying Local Economies

BC Rural Dividend Fund: Strengthening & Diversifying Local Economies

The government of British Columbia is committed to partnering with their rural communities to strengthen economic opportunities and create great jobs, while enriching the beauty that rural B.C. has to offer. To support these efforts, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is about to open its sixth intake of the…

[EVENT] June 20: Epicor ERP and Government Funding Seminar

[EVENT] June 20: Epicor ERP and Government Funding Seminar

New challenges arise every day when organizations grow at a rapid pace. With the right information, these challenges can be turned into opportunities; however, in normal business conditions, such opportunities may be hidden due to a lack of visibility or transparency in business processes. This is where enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems play a significant…

[EVENT] June 13: Pitch Day at YSpace for Tech Entrepreneurs

[EVENT] June 13: Pitch Day at YSpace for Tech Entrepreneurs

Delivered through York University, YSpace Markham provides innovators local access to advanced technologies and entrepreneur support services. The innovation incubator offers support to startups within the York Region ecosystem that are ready to scale and achieve the next level of success. Accepted users gain access to incubation space, high-end technologies, expert mentorship, local events, and…

First Step in the Training Process: Implement a Training Needs Analysis

First Step in the Training Process: Implement a Training Needs Analysis

It goes without question that continuous learning in business is crucial for success. An organization’s willingness to expand knowledge benefits the entire process of attracting, maintaining, and developing employees. Any business that is seeking to implement employee training and development is encouraged to first identify and pinpoint the reason for training and what kind of…

Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.3M for Smart Home Security Technology

Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.3M for Smart Home Security Technology

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Cognitive Systems is contributing to the continuous development of motion technology to advance the smart home ecosystem. Their primary technology, WiFi Motion™, uses wireless signals to sense motion in homes and is intended for the security, smart home, and wellness monitoring markets. This disruptive technology uses predictive analytics and artificial intelligence…

Export Development Canada Launches $50M Women in Trade Investments Program

Export Development Canada Launches $50M Women in Trade Investments Program

A major component showcased in the 2018 Federal Budget announcement, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) is devoting nearly $2 billion to helping women grow their businesses through expertise, access to financing, and talent. This strategy is assisting the Canadian government in achieving its goal of doubling the number of majority women-owned businesses by 2025, as…

Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF): $1.5M for St-Albert Cheese

Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF): $1.5M for St-Albert Cheese

Established in 1894, St-Albert Cheese Co-operative specializes in making cheese products from 100% pure milk without any modified milk ingredients. They have a wide range of cheeses including smoked cheddar, brie, medium cheddar, and mozzarella. Their cheeses have won multiple awards in national and international competitions, such as the Spencerville Fair, the Canadian Cheese Grand…

[WEBINAR] May 16: Diversifying into New Sectors and Markets

[WEBINAR] May 16: Diversifying into New Sectors and Markets

Canadian businesses are fortunate when it comes to exporting and trade diversification, since the federal and provincial governments support a wide range of strategic projects focused on building export capacity and reaching/expanding international markets. Over the next five years, the Government of Canada has committed $1.1 billion to help Canadian companies access new international markets….