Small Business Funding Events

Discover Canadian government grants and loans to support business finance practices. Browse upcoming business funding events to learn more:

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Funding resources are available for small businesses from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge is how to find and take advantage of what is out there.

Canadian Government Funding & Small Business Grants Workshops & Events

With considerable expertise in Canadian government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Mentor Works has compiled numerous funding resources and developed a systemized approach to Canadian government grants and small business funding. During our webinars and workshops, you will learn about specific funds available to support your industry, as well as tools to optimize your cash flow and investment in your business.

Wherever your Canadian business is located, there are Canadian government funding opportunities that we can help you learn more about. This includes government grants for small business, as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners. Eastern Ontario small businesses, Northern Ontario businesses, Southern Ontario small businesses, Toronto and GTA small businesses, Atlantic Canadian businesses, and businesses across Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba are all potentially eligible for funding programs and should join an information session to learn more about their Canadian government funding opportunities.

Funding Events to Help Small Businesses Select and Access Canadian Government Grants

Mentor Works has compiled the best organizational tools and resources to research government grants and loans options. During Canadian government funding presentations, our team shares all of this knowledge with you. The Canadian government grants & loans presentation will cover financing trends, different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness the opportunities currently available to fund your business.

By registering and attending, you will learn how to take the mystery out of funding mechanisms, the funding application process, eligibility factors, the funding cycle, and more. You will learn what the experts know about government funding, business support resources, and how to keep it simple.

Learn the Ins and Outs of Canadian Government Grants & Loans for Small Business

Please Note: Seating preference will be given to business owners and executives. Professional advisers are asked to bring a business client to attend. Please see other eligibility criteria listed below (“business funding event prerequisites”).

Event Theme Date/Time Location Event Takeaways
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

August 22, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research and Development
  • Hiring and Training

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Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business

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August 29, 2018 Windsor, ON

Hosted by Single Source Technologies

  • Machine tool, automation & cell controller solutions
  • Manufacturing grants for technology adoption
  • Wage incentives for hiring recent post-secondary grads
  • How to develop a funding plan for manufacturing growth
Selecting & Funding Your ERP Software Implementation

Register

August 30, 2018
1:30-2:30pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by Genius Solutions

  • How to evaluate ERP system needs
  • Who to include on your ERP selection team
  • How to make the final selection
  • Government funding programs to support ERP projects
Funding to Support Export Expansion

Register

September 4, 2018
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Funding for Trade Shows, Market Research, and Market Dev’l
  • Changes to Popular Programs: CanExport, EMA, and OEF
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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September 12, 2018
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Reduce Employee Training Costs by up to 83%
  • Hire and Mentor a Recent Post-Secondary Graduate
  • Access University Researchers and Provide Internships
  • Internal and Third-Party Training Initiatives
Government Funding for Research and Innovation

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September 20, 2018
2:00-2:30pm
Webinar
  • Product Development & Improvements
  • Solving Internal Technical Challenges
  • Academic-Industry R&D Partnerships
  • Hiring New Research Employees (Recent Grads)
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

September 20, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research and Development
  • Hiring and Training

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Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business

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September 26, 2018
11:30am-12:00pm
Webinar
  • Productivity Improvements, Including Lean and ERP Systems
  • Development and Adoption of Innovations
  • Export Expansion Improving International Competitiveness
  • Creation of Fuel-Efficient and Environmental Technologies
  • High-Skill Training to Improve Productivity
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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October 11, 2018
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Reduce Employee Training Costs by up to 83%
  • Hire and Mentor a Recent Post-Secondary Graduate
  • Access University Researchers and Provide Internships
  • Internal and Third-Party Training Initiatives
Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

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October 18, 2018
7:30am-2:00pm
Aurora, ON

Hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce

  • Capital and Technology Development/Adoption
  • Expansion Grants and Repayable Funding Programs
  • Export Development and Business Expansion Activities
  • Training and Hiring for Workforce Development
  • Research and Innovative Projects
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

October 18, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research and Development
  • Hiring and Training

Become a Funding Insider

How to Build a Government Funding Plan

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October 24, 2018
12:00-12:45pm
Webinar
  • How to Align Strategic Priorities and Prepare for Funding
  • When to Apply for Government Funding
  • Government Funding Programs for Strategic Projects
  • Impacts and Outcomes Required from Projects
Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business

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November 7, 2018
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Capital and Technology Development/Adoption
  • Expansion Grants and Repayable Funding Programs
  • Export Development and Business Expansion Activities
  • Training and Hiring for Workforce Development
  • Research and Innovative Projects
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

November 14, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research and Development
  • Hiring and Training

Become a Funding Insider

Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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November 20, 2018
11:30am-12:00pm
Webinar
  • Reduce Employee Training Costs by up to 83%
  • Hire and Mentor a Recent Post-Secondary Graduate
  • Access University Researchers and Provide Internships
  • Internal and Third-Party Training Initiatives
Agriculture and Agri-Food Government Funding

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November 29, 2018
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Business and Export Expansion
  • Research and Development
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Capital Investments
  • Industry Collaborations and Partnerships
Government Funding Landscape 2019 Preview

Register

December 4, 2018
11:30am-12:30pm
Webinar
  • How to Align Strategic Priorities and Prepare for Funding
  • When to Apply for Government Funding
  • Government Funding Programs for Strategic Projects
  • Impacts and Outcomes Required from Projects

*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

Small Business Government Grants & Loans Workshop Prerequisites

Due to the eligibility factors for many Canadian government grants, attendance is limited to businesses who meet the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years;
  • Financially stable;
  • Not a retailer/distributor;

  • Not a startup; and
  • Manufacture or conduct R&D in Canada.

Don’t Meet the Eligibility Criteria for Small Business Grants & Loans Workshops?

Learn more about Small Business Grants and Loans for Startups and Service-based Businesses and be sure to Download a Free Government Funding Checklist to learn more about what you need to do in order to qualify for most government funding programs.

Register for a Startup Funding Webinar!

Startups and early-stage businesses can attend a startup specific webinar to learn more about tools and resources available to support their business. As part of the our Canadian Government Funding Insider package, you’ll gain access to resources and tools for cash flow planning as well as exclusive updates and presentations. To learn more about our Canadian Government Funding Insider package please visit our government Funding Insider page:

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