Funding and Resources

While this list is by no means comprehensive, it represents common funds used by clients to scale, hire, and innovate.

Funding ResourceS

Below is a list of resources for finding sources of funding.

Pocketed

Pocketed unlocks $2.9B in grant funding for Canadian businesses. Their intelligent platform matches you with grants you’re eligible for and connects you with a marketplace of grant writers to successfully apply for grants. Simply said: Pocketed is a free tool to access free money! Get matched, get supported, get funded. Three easy steps to help your business grow with grant funding. Visit their company website here and see your client services manager for priority access code.   more info

Hockeystick

Hockeystick uses AI to introduce startups to funders, including US/Canadian VCs and lenders. 100% free for startups.   more info

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) Programs

In partnership with the provincial and federal governments, OCI accelerates the commercialization and adoption of emerging technologies in Ontario.   more info

Funding Portal

Our peer in North Bay (iion.ca) hosts a direct search into the Funding Portal, a private database of funds.   more info

Government of Canada Concierge

The Government of Canada's Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has a service to help navigate federal funding available.   more info

Mentor Works

Mentor Works is a private company that provides support for sourcing funds and grants, as well as grant writing. Their website has a wealth of information.   more info

 

Funds / Loans

This list represents a number of funds that our clients often access.   If you don’t see anything here, feel free to connect with your client services manager for some assistance, or review the resources above this list.

Accelerate

Internships from 4 months + for research projects in conjunction with academic researchers, matching funding to pay for interns   more info

 


 

Hiring, Internship, Matching Grant, Research

AVIN Funds

AVIN programs support small and medium-sized entreprises(SMEs) to develop, test and validate innovative technologies and connect them with partners to advance the commercialization of products and solutions   more info

 


 

5G, Autonomous, CA/AV, Connected

Black Entrepreneurship Loan Program

The Federation of African Canadian Economics is a coalition of Black-led organizations dedicated to stimulating economic growth and creating generational wealth for Canadians of African Descent.   more info

 


 

Business Credit Availability Program(BCAP)

Program to assist Canadian companies with expertise, insurance, and improved cash flow   more info

 


 

Covid19, Grant

Canada Emergency Business Account(CEBA)

Interest free loans of up to 60k for small businesses and non profits   more info

 


 

Covid19, Loan

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canadian businesses, non profits or charities who have seen a drop in revenue during COVID-19 may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent   more info

 


 

Covid19, Rent

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Subsidy for Canadian employers to cover part of employee wages   more info

 


 

Covid19, Subsidy, Wage

Canada Summer jobs

A program which aims to provide flexible and holisitic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to sucessfully transition into the labour market   more info

 


 

Hiring, Hiring Youth, Talent

Canada-Ontario job Grant(COJG)

Provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce with help from the government   more info

 


 

Hiring

CanExport Associations

Up to 4000k for. Canadian national industry associations and trade organizations to pursue international business development activities   more info

 


 

Export, International, Market Intelligence, Virtual Events

CanExport Innovation

Up to 75k to help Canadian SMEs, academic institutions and non-government research centres develop R&D colloborations through partnerships in foreign markets   more info

 


 

Export, International, IP, Legal, Virtual Events

CanExport SMEs

Up to 75k to help Canadian and small and medium sized entreprises break into new international markets   more info

 


 

Export, International, IP, Legal, Market Intelligence, Virtual Events

Capital Access Advisory Program

Focuses on accelerating technology commercialization, post-seed financing and strategic partnerships. 10 month program for health science companies seeking to raise post seed financing   more info

 


 

Health Science, Life Science, Structured program, Training

ENCQOR 5G

Providing a platform where small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) can test ideas and technology   more info

 


 

5G Network Access

Get There

Offers early stage, high growth, high potential Canadian tech startups an oppourtunity to check out an international market. Designed t oamplify your network and provide you with tips and tricks to make future visits more cost effective and easier   more info

 


 

Early Stage, Global Markets, Travel

Global Bridge

Helps high growth Canadian tech scale ups do business in India   more info

 


 

Global Markets, Scaling, Travel Funds

IRAP

Provides funding to support research and development projects at various stages of the innovation cycle   more info

 


 

R&D, Research, Scaling

Market Readiness

Funding Ontario academic affiliated companies with disruptive/next gen tech that are demonstrating early evidence of a scalable, repeatable business model serving an identified need in their market with a Co-Investment Fund   more info

 


 

Co-Investment, Matching Funds, Pre-Seed, Scaling

NGNP

Supports the development and implementation of ultra-high-speed digital infrastructure to interconnect digital innovation hubs within ON, support small and medium-sized entreprises(SMEs) proof-of-concept projects and access technical and business support peronnel services   more info

 


 

Ag Tech, Cloud Infrastructure, Deep Learning, Mining, Networking

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Ontario is helping businesses recover costs for PPE and providing extra support for businesses required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of provincial public health measures.   more info

 


 

Covid19, PPE

Passport

Offers temporary workspace at any participating hub at no cost   more info

 


 

Office Space, Travel

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund(RRRF)

RRRF will provide liquidity support to businesses and organization affected by the economic impacts of COVID19 that are unable to access other federal relief measures or require additional support   more info

 


 

Covid19, Loan

Scale from Home

Offers qualified, established Canadian Startups and scale-ups exposure to business oppourtunities by offering up to 4k in reimbursable business expenses to help generate net-new sales revenue or investment   more info

 


 

Marketing, Sales Strategies, Scaling, Software, Virtual Events

Soft Landing: Travel

Offers qualified, mature startups and scale-ups exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada   more info

 


 

Global Markets, Investment, Scaling

SR&ED

SR&ED uses tax incentives to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development. These include an Income tax deduction, an investment tax credit and in certain circumstances, a refund   more info

 


 

Life Science, R&D, Tax Credit

Starter Company Plus

Training plus mentoring program for start up and operational businesses, up to 5k in funding   more info

 


 

Early Stage, Mentoring, Training

Student Work Placement Program

The SWILP gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study with wage subsidies to companies   more info

 


 

Hiring, Hiring Youth, Talent

Support for Indigenous Businesses

Interest free loan and non-repayable contributions for First Nations, Inuit and Metis businesses   more info

 


 

Covid19, Grant, Loan

Voucher for Innovation and Productivity

Helps companies develop, implement, and commercializae technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post- secondary institutions. VIP projects are intended to generate economic benefit for companies in ON in the short to medium term   more info

 


 

Matching Funds, R&D

Youth employment Program

Offers financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or to help develop a new product or process   more info

 


 

Hiring Youth, Research Grants