Small Businesses COVID-19 Financial Advice and Training

Digital Main Street Recovery Program

The Government of Ontario is investing over $2 million through the Ontario Together Fund towards providing small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them pivot their business model and navigate to the new landscape during COVID-19.

The Ontario Government is granting $2,040,000 to support Ontario’s 47 local Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBEC).

This is part of Ontario’s 2020 budget and the Ontario Main Street Recovery Plan.

Find Your Local Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)

The Ontario local Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBEC) are listed alphabetically below with links to their appropriate contact information:

Learn More About the Main Street Recovery Plan

Small businesses with under 100 employees may be eligible for up to $1,000 in government grants towards purchasing PPE, as well as support for mental health initiatives, adapting your business online, and more. Learn more about the Ontario Digital Main Street program.

Download the Government Funding Checklist from Mentor Works to set your startup or entrepreneur business up for successful funding applications down the road.

Canadian Government Funding for Startups


  1. Hi there, I’m looking to hire an international student for a co-op placement. The student is studying at Carleton University. My business is a startup and is NOT involved in advanced manufacturing. Are there any funding options available to me?

    1. Hi Krish – Congratulations on your new business! Mentor Works focuses solely on government funding for Canadian businesses who have been incorporated for 3+ years and have 15+ payroll employees, however we would recommend referring to the Startup Resources available to you as a startup.

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