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
How Much Does ERP Implementation Really Cost & How Can Funding Help?

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April 25, 2018
2:00-3:00pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by
Synergy Resources

  • How to Evaluate ERP systems and make the right choice
  • Government funding to support ERP implementation
  • Funding to train employees on ERP systems
Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business
(Hiring and Training)

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April 26, 2018
1:00-2:00pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by
APMA

  • Third-party training with the Canada Job Grant (CJG)
  • Internal skills training programs
  • Hiring post-secondary grads and student interns
  • Hiring an Export Manager
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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May 3, 2018
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Third-Party Skills Training Programs
  • Hiring Post-Secondary Grads and Interns
  • Hiring Employees with a Disability
  • Hiring an Export Manager
Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business
(Research and Innovation)

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May 9, 2018
2:00-3:00pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by
APMA

  • Product development & improvements
  • Implementing new or improved processes
  • Solving internal technical challenges
  • Hiring new research employees (recent grads)
  • Academic-industry R&D partnerships
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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May 15, 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 Support Export Expansion

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May 17, 2018
10:30-11:00am
Webinar
  • International Trade Shows & Client Visits
  • Product Certification & Testing
  • Capital Equipment to Support Export Expansion
  • Business Process Analysis and Training
Growing Forward 3 / Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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May 23, 2018
11:00-11:45am
Webinar
  • Business and Export Expansion
  • Research and Development
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Capital Investments
  • Industry Collaborations and Partnerships
Government Funding for Cleantech Innovation

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May 30, 2018
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Internal Research and Development Projects
  • Collaborations with Post-Secondary Researchers
  • Hiring and Training to Develop Tech Talent
  • Purchasing and Integrating Innovative Equipment
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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June 5, 2018
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Third-Party Skills Training Programs
  • Hiring Post-Secondary Grads and Interns
  • Hiring Employees with a Disability
  • Hiring an Export Manager
Leadership Trust = Leadership Character

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June 7, 2018
8:00-9:30am
London, ON

Co-Hosted by
Genesis Executive Management and RBC London

  • Proven leadership training strategies to catalyze growth
  • Funding programs for workforce development
  • Financing to optimize your cash flow planning strategies
Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business
(Exporting)

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June 20, 2018
1:00-2:00am
Webinar

Co-Hosted by
APMA

  • International trade shows, government-led missions
  • Export market research, material design/creation, and translation
  • Improving productivity/output to service new markets
  • Product certification and testing services
  • International research and development collaborations
FedDev Ontario Business Funding Programs

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June 28, 2018
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Research and development
  • Productivity improvements
  • Domestic and international market expansion
  • Early-stage business expansion
Top Business Grants and Funding Landscape of 2018

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July 4, 2018
11:30am-12:15pm
Webinar
  • Export market development
  • Technology adoption
  • Hiring and training
  • Research and development
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

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July 12, 2018
12:30-1:00pm
Webinar
  • Third-Party Skills Training Programs
  • Hiring Post-Secondary Grads and Interns
  • Hiring Employees with a Disability
  • Hiring an Export Manager
Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business
(Productivity & Growth)

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July 25, 2018
1:00-2:00am
Webinar

Co-Hosted by
APMA

  • Capital and technology development/adoption
  • Large-scale expansion grants and repayable funding
  • Export development & business expansion activities
  • Training and hiring for workforce development
  • Research and innovative projects
Agriculture & Agri-Food Funding

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August 2, 2018
2:00-2:45pm
Webinar
  • Business and Export Expansion
  • Research and Development
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Capital Investments
  • Industry Collaborations and Partnerships
Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

Register

August 9, 2018
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Third-Party Skills Training Programs
  • Hiring Post-Secondary Grads and Interns
  • Hiring Employees with a Disability
  • Hiring an Export Manager

*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:

Become a Funding Insider