Government Funding

Ontario Business Grants – Eastern Ontario Development Fund

The Eastern Ontario Development Fund was announced in 2008, as a four year program ending in March 2012, and is still accepting applications.  Previously, we profiled this fund in our July 2011 Blog and based on the near closing date, Mentor Works has researched the key eligibility factors and project criteria to contribute growth and…

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Ontario’s Value-Added Personnel Program – OCE

Ontario Centres for Excellence – Talent Initiatives To foster training, Ontario graduate students in science, technology or engineering or post-doctoral fellows may enrol in the VAP certificate program. The purpose is to develop essential entrepreneurship and business skills to extend their technical expertise. VAP courses are delivered by business school faculty across Ontario as one and…

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Machine, Tool, & Die Companies Receive Software Training Support

The Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA) has resupplied the successful Advanced Software and Machine Training Fund to provide funding throughout 2011. The fund has received a $900,000 top-up to help Ontario’s machine, tool, die, and mould companies conduct training on software that will enhance their competitiveness. Eligibility Factors Applicants must be Ontario companies in…

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Rural Development Fund – Community Futures

As part of the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to mitigate the impacts of the economic downturn, FedDev Ontario has commissioned the Wellington Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC) to receive applications for the Community Futures Rural Development Fund. This is a two-year stimulus program providing $450,000 for the region in its initial year…