CMHC Platinum Program – Grant for Exporting Deadline Friday

Established in 2006, CMHC’s Platinum Program helps small businesses in Canada’s housing industry increase their export opportunities and market diversification through a Canadian government grant. The deadline for this application is Friday, November 25th at 5:00pm EST, so interested parties should submit their application before the end of the week. Eligible Export Regions The Platinum…

Small Business Funding Grants – Agricultural Food Software Support

The Canadian Industry Traceability Infrastructure Program (CITIP) supports national industry organization in the agricultural food chain to enhance, develop and implement traceability systems. This government funding for business is available to those with a strong implementation plan in place. The Canadian government funding will assess how the proposed system will collect and share traceability information…

Investment Cooperation Program: Investing in Emerging Markets

Canadian businesses interested in expanding into developing countries need to take a close look at the Investment Cooperation Program (INC), offered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. This program is aimed at supporting companies who are investing in emerging markets by assisting with costs related to determining technical feasibility and economic viability of an…

Strategic Network Grants: $500K-$1M Towards University R&D Collaborations

Large R&D projects carry many demanding requirements with them. Large budget, human resources, and capital resources can all become barriers to any large-scale research project. This not only hurts the company’s growth potential, but also holds back the advancement of the industry and cripples innovation. NSERC has developed the Strategic Network Grants to help fund…

Government Grants Ontario – Supports Food Manufacturers

Food processors and manufacturers in Canada are able to receive financial support and international planning to participate in trade shows and mission events by working with Canadian Food Exporters Association. The next significant and important show is the ISM Show that will take place in Cologne, Germany from January 29 to February 1, 2012.  SMEs…

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Service Canada provides funding contributions towards helping persons with disabilities start their own business, increase their job skills, converge into the workplace through special needs services, and encourage employers to provide them with valuable work experience and skill development opportunities. The $30M program is called the Opportunities Fund (OF) and provides funding under two streams:…

Marketing Funds for Food Manufacturers – New Funds Released

AgriMarketing Program (AMP) As a food processor with an international market export plan, the objective of the AgriMarketing program is to extend the marketing capacity by supporting your market promotional priorities in international markets outside of Canada and the US. The program is to enhance the competitiveness of Canadian agriculture and food companies by providing…

AgriMarketing Program Funds Overseas Marketing Activities

UPDATE: The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.  Agricultural companies in Canada who want to expand their export activities into overseas sales markets are capable of receiving up to $50,000 towards their related marketing…

Develop New Agri-Tech with the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the $163-million Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) was designed to help Canadian agricultural firms adapt to new and emerging issues in the industry by developing and conducting pilot test on new technologies and innovations related to the agricultural sector. Eligibility Factors CAAP focuses on projects that seize opportunities…

Applying for ecoENERGY’s Clean Energy R&D Grant

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is a new program and in the Budget 2011, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, they received $97 million for a thorough suite of R&D and demostrating projects. The focus of the program is to encourage the production of technology that uses energy in a more clean and efficient…