Ontario Business Funding for Increased Energy Efficiency

Toronto Hydro is currently offering a new demand management and conservation program to encourage GTA business owners to reduce their operational energy consumption. The saveONenergy initiative is one of the many Ontario Government Funding Programs that look to encourage ‘Eco-Friendly’ behaviour by industry consumers. Many businesses are currently undertaking these energy reduction measures to prepare…

2012 CIFST Conference – Innovation Meets Commercialization

The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) will be holding their 50th National Conference under the theme: ‘Innovation Meets Commercialization’. The event hosts a wide range of industry professionals and academic experts to discuss the important topics regarding the innovative research and development of the North American food industry. The primary topics of…

Small Business Funding Grants – IRAP Accelerated Review Process

Small Business Funding Grants – IRAP Accelerated Review Process

The Canadian Government provides funding support for Canadian SMEs to develop and commercialize their innovative products and technologies. The ARP program supports technical problem solving by providing grant funding for business research and development. The program has undergone some minor adjustments as a result of increases to the 2012 Federal Budget Funding Support for the…

2012 Federal Budget Funding for Post-Secondary Research Equipment

In its most recent Federal budget, the Canadian Government has allocated $500M to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The investment is one of many Federal Support Initiatives for Research and Development that were announced earlier this month in the 2012 Federal Budget. CFI provides business funding grants to support the purchasing of cutting-edge research…

Federal Budget Funding R&D- Canadian Institute for Advance Research

The Canadian Government has announced their plan to provide research and development funding to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). The investment is one of many Canadian Government Funding Initiatives that were announced as a part of the 2012 Federal budget.  CIFAR will receive approximately $10 million dollars over the next two years through…

Entrepreneurial Workshops – Acquiring Funding for Small Business

One of the major challenges faced by small businesses and start-ups is the inability to access investment capital. Many entrepreneurs will have to pitch their business concepts to several groups of angel investors and venture capitalists before they are able to aquire start-up funding. An exciting and engaging business presentation is one of the major…

Canadian Government Funding for Aerospace and Defence Research

The Canadian Government supports the aerospace, defense, space and security (A&D) industries by providing research and development funding through the Strategic Aerospace and Defense Initiative (SADI). The program offers repayable business funding grants towards the development of next generation products and services related to the A&D industries. Projects involving Collaborative Research and Development are encouraged;…

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Government Support Tools for Small Business

The Ontario Government has recently developed an online service directory for assisting small businesses and start-ups across all sectors. One-Source for Business is an online business application that provides direct access to useful information and industry advice for starting and operating a small business in Ontario. The directory also provides access to the latest news…

Grants for Hiring Students – Small Business Internship Program (SBIP)

Please Note: The Small Business Internship Program is no longer available. To explore current internship grants and wage subsidies, please tell us more about your upcoming hiring needs. Industry Canada has just released their funding applications for the Small Business Internship Program (SBIP). The program provides Canadian Government funding support for small and medium-sized enterprises…

Canadian Tax Credits for Hiring New Employees

The new Federal Government budget has incorporated a number of shifts in funding for small business, with a particular focus on research and development, industry-academic collaboration, and hiring incentives. These hiring incentives include small business tax incentives for Canadian SMEs to hire new employees without experiencing an increase to their EI costs. The program is…