[Webinar] January 15: Government Funding to Support Export Expansion


The federal and provincial government offer a wide variety of support to Canadian businesses who wish to grow or start exporting to new markets. By attending the free Funding to Support Export Expansion webinar, you will learn about various government export funding programs that help businesses grow in export markets by providing business grants of up to $75K.

Canadian business owners may choose to expand internationally to access new markets, gain a competitive advantage, or diversify their business’s assets.

The attractive benefits of exporting to new markets don’t come without their fair share of setbacks as your business will need to be ready to adapt to the language and cultural differences of a new market, as well as changes to your shipping and manufacturing costs. Due to these challenges, the Canadian government has created funding programs, such as CanExport, that are designed to help businesses expand into new markets.

If your business has considered selling goods or services outside of Canada, find out how you can take advantage of Canadian Government funding programs by registering for our upcoming webinar.

January 15 Webinar Overview

During the Government Funding to Support Export Expansion webinar, we’ll be discussing various Canadian government funding programs that relate to helping businesses export goods outside of Canada. Costs potentially covered by export grant programs include participation in trade shows, business development follow-up trips, and market research.

This webinar will be co-hosted by Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency that offers innovative commercial solutions to Canadian exporters. Joey Barnes will be speaking about how EDC helps Canadian exporters mitigate risks when entering new markets.

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
1:00pm – 1:45pm ET
Online Webinar via GoToWebinar

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Webinar Takeaways

  • How Canadian companies can become exporters through business expansion projects
  • Project funding for participating in trade shows, performing market research, and increasing production capacity
  • Export expansion grants for manufacturers and agri-food businesses

Webinar Prerequisites

Prerequisites for most Canadian government funding programs:

  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
  • Financially stable
  • Not a retailer/distributor
  • Not a start-up

Webinar Speakers

Joey Barnes
Strategic Alliances Director, Export Development Canada (EDC)

Joey BarnesJoey is the Strategic Alliances Director for Export Development Canada. Based out of the downtown Toronto offices, he represents EDC across all sectors for all of EDC’s solutions. He supports Canadian companies with financing and risk management support, as well as market knowledge and credit advice. Joey is a graduate of University of Ottawa and has over 15 years’ experience with EDC in various credit management, underwriting, and business development roles.


Bernadeen McLeod

President and Founder, Mentor Works Ltd.

Bernadeen McLeodBernadeen worked in the corporate arena for 18 years as an executive and general manager in the manufacturing sector. With considerable expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Bernadeen understands the aspects most critical to a successful Proactive Funding Plan™. She plays to win, and recognizes the importance of cash flow and margins. This enables her clients to succeed and access larger government funding wins than otherwise available.


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  1. I missed this webinar January 15: Government Funding to Support Export Expansion
    Is it possible to get a copy or link to access it?
    Thank you,

    1. Hello Ron,

      We will surely revisit this topic in the future, however, if you are looking to get the information a little quicker, I invite you to connect with us by filling out a contact form here. We can have a member of the Mentor Works team reach out to you and inform you about what opportunities are available to your business.

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