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 Funding Topics
Startup Funding Resources
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

December 11, 2018
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training

Become a Funding Insider

Government Funding Landscape 2019 Preview

Register

January 10, 2019
1:00-1:45pm
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
Workforce Hiring & Training Grants

Register

January 15, 2019
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
  • Manufacturing-Specific Training Grants
Startup Funding Resources
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

January 16, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training

Become a Funding Insider

Government Funding & Equipment Financing Solutions

Register

January 22, 2019
7:30-9:00am
Vaughan, ON

Co-Hosted by RBC

  • RBC Equipment Financing Solutions
  • How to Take a Holistic-Based Project Focus
  • Funding for Hiring and Training
  • Research and Innovation Grants
  • Business Expansion and Exporting Funds
Agriculture and Agri-Food Government Funding

Register

January 24, 2019
1:30-2:15pm
Webinar
  • Business and Export Expansion
  • Research and Development
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Capital Investments
  • Industry Collaborations and Partnerships
Funding for Research and Innovation

Register

February 6, 2019
12:30-1:00pm
Webinar
  • Product Development & Improvements
  • Solving Internal Technical Challenges
  • Academic-Industry R&D Partnerships
  • Hiring New Research Employees (Recent Grads)
Government Funding for Hiring and Training Staff

Register

February 7, 2019
1:00-2:00pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by Charity Village

  • Explore the Government Funding Landscape
  • Funding to Hire Interns, Students, and Recent Graduates
  • Training Grants to Bridge Employee Skill Gaps
Software Options for Scheduling and Production Efficiency

Register

February 19, 2019
12:30-1:30pm
Webinar

Co-Hosted by Factory Bucket

  • Pros and Cons of ERP Systems and Cloud Software
  • How to Find the Right Software Solution
  • Government Funding for Software Integration
  • Training Grants to Support Employee Proficiency
Startup Funding Resources
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

February 19, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training

Become a Funding Insider

Funding to Support Export Expansion

Register

March 7, 2019
12:30-1:00pm
Webinar
  • International Trade Shows & Client Visits
  • Product Certification & Testing
  • Capital Equipment to Support Export Expansion
  • Business Process Analysis and Training
Workforce Hiring & Training Grants

Register

March 19, 2019
1:30-2:00pm
Webinar
  • Reduce Employee Training Costs by up to 83%
  • Hire and Mentor a Recent Post-Secondary Graduate
  • Access University Researchers and Provide Internships
  • Manufacturing-Specific Training Grants
Startup Funding Resources
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

March 22, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training

Become a Funding Insider

Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business

Register

April 10, 2019
2:00-2:45pm
Webinar
  • Capital and Technology Development/Adoption
  • Large-Scale Expansion Project Funding
  • Export Development & Business Expansion
  • Hiring and Training for Workforce Development
  • Research and Innovative Funding
Startup Funding Resources
(Funding Insiders Only)

Register

April 15, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
or 6:00-7:00pm
Webinar
  • Initial Business Infrastructure Expenses
  • Mentorship & Business Plan Development
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training

Become a Funding Insider

Workforce Hiring & Training Grants

Register

April 23, 2019
11:00-11:30am
Webinar
  • Business and Export Expansion
  • Research and Development
  • Large Infrastructure Projects and Capital Investments
  • Industry Collaborations and Partnerships

*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