Small Business Funding Events

Let Mentor Works help you discover Canadian government grants and loans to support business finance practices. Browse our 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 secured government grants for small business, as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners across Canada including Eastern Ontario small businesses, Northern Ontario businesses, Southern Ontario small businesses, Toronto and GTA small businesses, and businesses across Western Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

We have 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.

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 to serve small businesses in Eastern and Western Ontario. In our Canadian government funding presentations, our team share 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 these opportunities to fund your business.

You will learn how to take the mystery out of how funding mechanisms work, the on-line application process, eligibility factors, the funding cycle, and more. You will also 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. Professional advisers are kindly asked to bring along a business owner client in order to attend. Please see other eligibility criteria listed below (“business funding event prerequisites”).

Event Theme Date/Time Location Funding Topics
How to Capitalize on the Booming Automotive Industry

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May 3, 2017
8:30-11:30am
London, ON
  • Large Infrastructure Projects & Capital Investment
  • Industry Collaborations & Partnerships
  • New Technology Research and Development
  • Employee Hiring and Training
Workforce Training Grants

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May 9, 2017
12:30-1:00pm
Webinar
  • 3rd Party and Internal Training
  • Hiring Recent Post-Secondary Graduates
  • R&D Internships with Post-Secondary Students
Funding to Support Export Expansion

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May 18, 2017
9:30-10:00am
Webinar
  • International Trade Shows & Client Visits
  • Product Certification & Testing
  • Capital Equipment to Support Export Expansion
  • Business Process Analysis and Training
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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May 18, 2017
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

Build a Proactive Plan for Manufacturing or Automotive Supplier Investments

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May 25, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
Windsor, ON
  • Large Infrastructure and Capital Investment Projects
  • Adopting and Developing Innovative Technologies
  • Hiring and Training Employees
  • Exporting to International Markets
The Top 5 Business Grants of 2017

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May 30, 2017
2:00-2:30pm
Webinar
  • Export Development & Business Expansion Activities
  • Capital & Technology Development/Adoption
  • Training and Hiring for Workforce Development
  • Research and Innovative Projects
Research Funding for Business Innovation

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June 8, 2017
1:00-1:30pm
Webinar
  • Product Development & Improvements
  • Solving Internal Technical Challenges
  • Academic-Industry R&D Partnerships
  • Hiring New Research Employees (Recent Grads)
Manufacturing Productivity: How to Identify and Fund Continuous Improvements

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June 13, 2017
9:30-10:30am
Webinar
  • Technology and Equipment Adoption
  • Research & Development
  • Hiring & Training
  • Lean ERP Implementation
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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June 20, 2017
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 Training Grants

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June 23, 2017
9:30-10:00am
Webinar
  • 3rd Party and Internal Training
  • Hiring Recent Post-Secondary Graduates
  • R&D Internships with Post-Secondary Students
Building a Government Funding Plan For Your Business

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July 12, 2017
9:00-9:30am
Webinar
  • How to Align Strategic Priorities and Prepare for Funding
  • When to Apply for Government Funding
  • Impacts/Outcomes Required from Projects
Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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July 12, 2017
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

Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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August 16, 2017
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

Startup Funding Resources & Tools
(Funding Insiders Only)

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September 14, 2017
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

*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 start-up; and
  • Company must 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 Start-ups and Service-based Businesses and be sure to Download a Free Government Funding Checklist to learn more about what you will need to do in order to qualify for most funding.

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Register for a Startup Funding Webinar!

Additional Funding Resources for Start-ups Start-ups and early stage businesses can attend a start-up 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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