Ontario Small Business Events

Arguably now more than ever, it is important for business leaders to stay in tune with how the business landscape is changing and what opportunities are available to ensure their ongoing success. One great way to foster and strategize these ideas, as well as gain insight on what is required to implement growth, recovery, and innovation, is by attending webinars dedicated to small to medium-sized businesses.

Technological advancement offers great benefits as in-person events continue to be on hold. Consider attending a webinar this November to help support your business’ strategic recovery, growth, and innovation initiatives.

At each of the following webinars this month, attendees will learn about how Canadian government funding supports businesses in areas such as pandemic recovery, economic growth, and tech innovation. Whether it is to offset the cost of capital investments, market expansion, hiring, training, or research and development, government grants and loans are available to countless sectors. Reach out to the Mentor Works team of Government Funding Planners and ask how government funding can assist your ongoing or upcoming projects.

Learn About Government Funding Grants and Loans at Our November 2020 Webinars

November 4 – Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

(Webinar) During the Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development webinar, Mentor Works President & Founder Bernadeen McLeod will speak about the top government funding programs that can offset a portion of hiring and training costs by up to 50-83%.

Find out how you can receive grants of up to 50% of employee wages and 83% of training costs.

Attendees of this webinar will learn how to hire and mentor a recent post-secondary graduate, access university researchers, and tap into manufacturing-specific training grants.

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November 5 – Green Growth in Canada’s Future

(Webinar) The EDC will be hosting a live webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to discuss the advantages of green recovery models and the opportunities they present to Canadian cleantech exporters and the country’s economy. Register for the Green Growth in Canada’s Future webinar to learn about:

  • What it means to invest in a “green economy” and how it can help strengthen and develop our future economy
  • The economic recovery plans Canada has announced and how they compare to other countries
  • The areas of focus for these green investments and the opportunities they present to Canadian companies
  • Tools and resources to help your company as you look to take advantage of these opportunities

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November 12 – Access Government Grants, Loans, and COVID-19 Support for Business Recovery

(Webinar) Richmond Hill is excited to host the Entrepreneurship Finance Conference on Thursday, November 12, 2020. This free half-day virtual conference provides entrepreneurs of all backgrounds an opportunity to improve their knowledge and relationship with capital and financial resources through highly interactive sessions, conversations and professional advice.

Mentor Works President & Founder will be speaking at this event.

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November 19 – Funding for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Businesses

(Webinar) Canadian agricultural producers and those in the Food & Beverage industry are able to access a wide range of government funding to offset the cost of strategic growth and investment projects. With so many companies operating in this sector across the country, federal and provincial governments offer targeted funding to drive business development.

Canadian agri-food companies should consider tapping into government funding to offset the costs of their upcoming strategic growth projects.

Webinar participants will be equipped with the information needed to develop a government funding plan to capitalize on the government funding programs available.

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For a list of all upcoming webinars, visit our Canadian business events page.


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Matthew has a background in digital marketing, working with small business owners on their branding, digital marketing strategy, and the execution of their campaigns. As a Marketing Coordinator at Mentor Works, Matthew continues to help business owners by creating educational content on what Government funding opportunities are available to Canadian businesses. Follow Matthew Mongeon on Twitter or add him on LinkedIn for government funding updates.

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11 March 2019 Reply

Hello, Myra!
Looking to help my husband open a small business in food industry. He has over 11 yrs experience in the industry. Seems it is high time he works for himself. Since his English is not the best, thought I should initiate the process. Could you suggest or recommend seminars or first steps. He has worked for many food businesses and has an idea. However, I think he needs to know details and paperwork.
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated!

13 March 2019 Reply

Hi Hema, thanks for your comment. The first step in establishing a business in Ontario is typically visiting a Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). These centres have the expertise needed to consult you and your husband directly and provide the individualized support needed to get your business started. Visit that page to learn more about your local SBEC!

12 June 2020 Reply

hello sir. we have small trucking company in montreal ,we need Government fund please help us to how to apply contact us think you

15 June 2020 Reply

Hi Rustum – Thanks for the insight into your business. The majority of government funding programs we discuss are reserved for established businesses with 15+ employees and other key eligibility factors. For smaller and/or younger organizations and entrepreneurs, we recommend referring to our Startup Resources Page. If you are 15+ employees and have been incorporated for over 3 years, let us know a bit more about your business by filling out our Contact Form, so we can explore funding opportunities towards these upcoming strategic investments.

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