Grow Your Food Processing Business with Government Grants & Loans

fphrc-mwIf your firm is a small to medium-sized business operating in the food and beverage processing sector, chances are you are already aware that funding resources are available for small businesses in the agricultural and agri-food sector from both the provincial and federal levels of government. However, most firms that we encounter are faced with one of the following challenges:

  1. What are the best programs for my business, and where do I start?
  2. How do I win on an application?
  3. Are we taking full advantage of all of the funding available to us?

Join Mentor Works for a Special Canadian Government Funding for Food Processing Webinar, sponsored by FPHRC

Mentor Works Ltd. and the Food Processing Human Resources Council of Canada (FPHRC) is offering a free Canadian government funding informational webinar, including Q&A for established small businesses in the food processing sector.

  • Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (EDT)
  • Venue: Online through GoToMeeting Webinar Service


Register for the event here

Learn from the Top Canadian Government Funding Experts from Mentor Works

Bernadeen McLeod is the President and Founder of Mentor Works. Mentor Works educates and assists small to medium-sized business owners on how to select and access government grants and low interest loans in order to overcome obstacles to growth. To attest to her and her team’s success in selection and application assistance offered to SME’s Bernadeen and Mentor Works have been mentioned in countless publications including CTV and Global television, Profit Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and many more.

Canadian Government Funding Presentation: What You Will Learn

In just over an hour, Bernadeen will cover dozens of the most popular Canadian government funding programs, explain how to find them, and how to use them to fund projects that are key to unlocking greater success for your food processing business. Bernadeen’s presentation will focus on:

  • The most popular programs and their uses;
  • Eligibility factors;
  • The funding cycle; and,
  • The online application system.

The Mentor Works team has a wealth of information to offer, and pride themselves in keeping the process as simple as possible for business owners.

Register for the event here

Canadian Government Grants and Loans Opportunities Available to Food Processors

Programs covered include the $3 billion, 5-year initiative known as Growing Forward 2, FPHRC grants for hiring, and more. This webinar will benefit any food processing company interested in funding for:

  • Product/Tech Development;
  • Commercialization;
  • Marketing and Promotions;
  • Collaborations;
  • Capacity Building Projects;
  • Capital Equipment;
  • Technology Adoption;
  • Food Safety/Certifications;
  • Hiring;
  • Training.

Complimentary for Businesses that Meet the Following Eligibility Criteria:

This webinar is complimentary to leaders and owners of established small to mid-sized businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Operating in the agricultural or agri-food sector
  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
  • Financially stable
  • Not exclusively a retailer and/or distributor
  • Not a start-up
  • Company must manufacture or conduct R&D in Canada

Register for the event here

Learn more about the Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC)

The Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the learning needs of Canadian food and beverage processors and manufacturers. FPHRC focuses on helping to address the skills and training requirements of food safety, worker certification, leadership, wage subsidy programs, various forms of funding assistance, and more. FPHRC aims to ensure that Canadian processors are equipped with affordable learning tools and resources to face the future confidently, knowing that workers are highly skilled. Learn more about the variety of learning solutions offered through FPHRC by visiting them at:

Keep up to date on Canadian Government Funding Opportunities for Your Small Business

Mentor Works offers small business the opportunity to keep up with recent funding news and releases through subscription to our Canadian government funding weekly e-newsletter. Sign up today to avoid missing out on vital information pertaining to lucrative funding opportunities.

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