Community Economic Development and Diversification

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Through this Stream, FedDev Ontario seeks to enable communities to leverage their economic strengths and unique assets to: Enhance business attraction, investment, retention and employment opportunities in southern Ontario communities. Develop and expand collaborative efforts that strengthen regional competitiveness. Support regional businesses, hubs and communities with the goal […]

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Stream 2 Regional Innovation Ecosystem FedDev Ontario is looking for: Not-for-profit organizations who contribute to fueling an entrepreneurial environment conducive to business innovation and growth. Regional economic stakeholders who promote the entrepreneurial talent of underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs. Ways to strengthen opportunities and networks for rural businesses to support innovation […]

Business Scale-up and Productivity

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario FedDev Ontario is looking for: Innovative and globally oriented businesses seeking to accelerate their growth. High-potential firms (including accelerator graduates) that are commercializing innovative products, technologies and processes. Firms with scale-up potential looking to improve productivity through the adaptation/adoption of highly innovative, first-of-its-kind technologies with the goal of […]

Microlending for Women in Ontario Program

The program supports low-income women who are seeking to start their own business by providing financial literacy training, entrepreneurial mentoring and skills development and life skills support. These skills will ensure women’s success in starting and growing their businesses.  Women who become business ready within these programs will be eligible to receive small loans (microloans) […]

Hire an apprentice

Benefits of apprenticeship Taking on an apprentice has many benefits, such as: Your business, your trainingWhen you train an apprentice to provincial and national (Red Seal) industry standards, you also train them to understand your unique workplace. Prepare for the futureThe average age of an Ontario journeyperson is 47 years old. Taking on an apprentice trains the […]

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