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Government of Canada to Support Woman Owned Businesses

Toronto, Ontario - November 13th 2013

The Canadian Federal Government has recently announced $500,000 in funding to support and encourage business success for female entrepreneurs. 

WeConnect Canada has been awarded  $512,000 in funding for a project entitled From Contacts to Contracts. The project is designed to reduce barriers that are currently reinforcing the underrepresentation of women in Canada's corporate supply chains. This will be accomplished by increasing corporate support of female-led businesses, and to help foster supplier diversity. Specifically major Canadian corporations have committed to taking specific action aimed at encouraging woman-owned business through the project. The funding will support the on-going enhancement of the program. 

The minister of labour and minister of status of women Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, announced the Canadian government’s support of the new project at the annual WeConnect Canada business conference for women business leaders in Ontario. “The number one priority of our government is jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” accruing to minister Leitch. “That is why our government is creating greater economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs in many sectors through projects like this one with WeConnect Canada. Projects like this will help our economy prosper.”

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Government Loan for Software Development in Northern Ontario

Nipissing-Timiskaming Ontario, October 31st, 2013

FedNor, a department of the Canadian Government created to foster economic development in Northern Ontario , announced an upcoming funding investment to create jobs and support development and growth in the technology and innovation sectors of Northern Ontario.

A repayable FedNor contribution of $500,000 has been provided to Funding Matters Inc., in partnership with Canadore College. The intention of this government loan is to help the Northern Ontario company develop software for the charitable financing industry and related online and mobile areas.

The investment will be used to hire a local project team to further the development of the GIFTABULATOR app and other new software and tools. Funding Matters Inc. will have the support it requires to create 10 new technology-related jobs and expand its North Bay operations by opening a new research, development, and marketing office in the community.

“We are very excited to partner with FedNor and the Government of Canada to expand our North Bay operations and enhance our product offerings,” said William Petruck, President of Funding Matters Inc. “Today’s announcement will help us grow our business, create jobs, expand into new markets and continue to deliver innovative services to our clients.”

The funding has been provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which is intended to support projects that strengthen community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region. FedNor is one of several government agencies responsible for funding business projects in Ontario,

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Government Business Grants For Small Business / Green Business in Canada PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Government of Newfoundland Announces Funding For Green Businesses

St John’s Newfoundland, October 24th 2013

The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) has just announced $100,000 inf funding to be awarded to 10 innovative projects through the Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund.

“Waste Reduction Week marks an important time for everyone to think of ways to take more responsibility for their actions and the impact they have on the environment,” said the Honourable Joan Shea, Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board. “Today’s announcement of 10 Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund recipients provides all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with inspiring examples of meaningful solutions that not only divert waste from our landfills, but also have the potential to drive new business and economic opportunities in the province.”

2013 Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund Recipients:

Abydoz Environmental – $11,000.00  to explore options to incorporate recycled glass into engineered wetlands and natural sewage treatment systems.

ChrisDarMar Farms – $9,658.79 to focus efforts on diverting chicken farm waste from the landfill using a compost drum technology to create an environmentally-safe material that can be used as soil amendment.

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium – $3,500.00 to engage youth and young at heart through the delivery of the Waste Watchers Program, designed to educate visitors about the impact of garbage and litter on marine life.

Scotia Recycling – $15,000.00 to acquire a Styrofoam densifier to establish a Styrofoam recycling program targeting the industrial, commercial and institutional sector in the eastern region of the province.

Natalie Jewellery – $5,000.00 to increase capacity and production of uniquely designed jewellery that is made from reclaimed materials such as copper water pipe, car parts and motors from old appliances.

The ROLES Project – $11,000.00 to restore abandoned mineral exploration sites in Labrador by properly disposing of hazardous waste that could otherwise negatively impact vegetation, wildlife, habitat and water.

Lester Farms – $15,000.00 to compost commercial coffee grounds to produce and research a soil amendment that yields optimal nutrient values in soil and crops.

Morrison Hershfield – $15,000.00  to create a Construction Waste Diversion Plan to provide contractors and construction professionals with best practices for reducing, reusing and recycling construction and demolition waste.

STORM Brewing – $12,200.00 to implement a reuse program to collect and wash bottles for local reuse, reducing the environmental impact of the production and shipping of new glass bottles.

A.N.S. Enterprises – $2,587.64 to “upcycle" used hot water tanks, wheel rims, oven grates and spark arrestor screens to manufacture fire pits, barbeque pits and culverts.


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Proposed Canada Jobs Grant: Flexible Options for Small Businesses

Ottawa, Ontario October 8th, 2013

According to Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney, the Canadian Government is committed to improving access to the proposed Canada Jobs Grant program for small businesses.

The current framework would allow cost-shared training subsidies of up to 15,000$ per employee per company. Under the new Government Business Grants proposal, small businesses would be eligible to contribute a smaller share of the total cost, previously pegged at 33% for all Employers. Mr. Kenney has stated that the two-thirds Government Subsidy would now be an average, larger companies would receive a smaller subsidy than their small and medium business counterparts that take part in the program.

“We’re flexible about the precise ratios,” he said. “We’ve listened to business groups, employers saying to us: ‘Look, the micro-businesses, the really small mom-and-pop, owner-operated stores, they can’t necessarily afford to put up one-third of the money for the training costs.’ On the other hand, the big companies can afford to put in a lot more.”

The Federal Government is making headway in establishing another Government Business Grant that will be of particular use to small businesses across Canada. Although this program is not yet available, we encourage you to contact the Canadian Grants Business Center for information pertaining to the other programs currently available.

 

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Government of Canada invests in Ontario Farming Association

Niagara Falls, Ontario October 9th, 2013

The Harper Government is advancing Ontario's greenhouse vegetable sector by investing in research and innovation. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $2.7 million to the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) during the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls.

"The greenhouse sector provides Canadians with fresh, locally grown produce year-round and our government is proud to support this key industry," said PS Lemieux. "This investment will contribute to the health and sustainability of the sector by helping to improve production capacity and product quality." OGVG is a not-for-profit organization that represents all greenhouse tomato, pepper, and cucumber growers in Ontario-approximately 220 in total.

This investment will help to develop new products and practices to enhance the competitiveness of the greenhouse sector. Research will focus on improving the year-round production of greenhouse cucumber, pepper, and tomato crops, including improvements to yield and produce quality. The project will also enhance the environmentally sustainable practices of greenhouse production.

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