Ontario Rural Economic Development Funding: Apply by February 1, 2021

Ontario Rural Economic Development Funding: Apply by February 1, 2021

UPDATE: The RED Program is currently accepting applications until February 1, 2021. The Rural Economic Development (RED) program has announced the re-opening of an application intake period for Economic Diversification and Competitiveness projects and Strategic Economic Infrastructure projects. The next intake deadline for Ontario’s Rural Economic Development funding program is February 1, 2021. Administered by…

Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

On June 7, Ontario voters ushered in a new Conservative majority government to be led by Doug Ford. The incoming Premier won 40% of the popular vote and 76 seats overall, signaling a big change in provincial government. Having already appointed a Chief of Staff and assembled a transition team, it’s expected Ford’s cabinet will…

Rural Economic Development Grants for Ontario Municipalities

Rural Economic Development Grants for Ontario Municipalities

To drive a strong and diverse economy, rural Ontario municipalities must create the conditions necessary for businesses to thrive. This is no easy task to accomplish; not only do municipal governments need to conduct research and develop economic strategies, but they must also attract businesses and be actively involved in workforce attraction, retention, and development…

How to Qualify for Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants

How to Qualify for Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants

The Rural Economic Development (RED) program is an Ontario government grant that provides funding for municipal governments and non-profit organizations who are completing projects which improve business conditions and enable greater competitiveness in rural regions. The Rural Economic Development program offers up to 50% of costs to a maximum $250k for projects which improve the…

2016 Government Funding Programs for the Automotive Industry

2016 Government Funding Programs for the Automotive Industry

Nearly a year ago, CBC reported on former Industry Minister, James Moore’s meeting with executives from leading automotive companies. In an ongoing effort to strengthen Canada’s automotive sector, Moore has been working closely with Ford, Toyota, Chrysler-Fiat, and Honda to secure additional investments in their Canadian operations. “I’m very positive and very confident that we’ll…

Agricultural Businesses Benefit from Multiple Funding Sources

Agricultural Businesses Benefit from Multiple Funding Sources

Canada has an abundance of agricultural focused businesses. From the farmers and producers that feed our cities, to the processors who modify food, to the organizations who help support food and agricultural research. As a result, and given Canada’s position as a leading agricultural producer, it’s not surprising to see the abundance of funding options…