Unlocking Financial Opportunities

A Comprehensive Guide to Funding for Canadian SMEs

This comprehensive guide presents an array of funding opportunities available across the country, including grants, loans, venture capital, and other types of financial support. With expert insights, practical tips, and a deep exploration of the funding landscape, this guide is designed to demystify the complexities of securing financing and help Canadian SMEs unlock their full potential.



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Funding Regions
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is an Ontario government funding program that offers training grants to employers.
At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed. We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.
ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering inclusive economies by providing access to financial resources and support to historically, economically marginalized communities.
Before you get in too deep, you might want to know what we mean by “social innovation.” At CSI, we define social innovation as the creation, development, adoption, and integration of new and renewed concepts, systems, organizations and practices that put people and planet first.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the indispensable partner of business and Canada’s largest, most influential provincial chamber. It is an independent, non-profit advocacy and member services organization.
The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), formerly the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), maximizes the commercial impact of research developed in Ontario’s colleges, universities, and research hospitals, and accelerates the commercialization of Made-in-Ontario technologies.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country. We are Canada’s largest supporter of discovery and innovation.
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) is a leading seed stage fund investing in high-potential IT, health and cleantech companies in Ontario. IAF has over a 10-year history of successfully providing innovative firms with the capital, mentorship, and networks needed to validate ideas and bring products to market. Its mission is to keep Ontario’s talent and technology local while helping its companies go global.


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