Government Grants/Loans in Northern Ontario

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

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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Funding for Ontario Farming Association

 

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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Government Grants/Government Loans for Biolyse Pharma

 

Government of Canada invests in Ontario Drug Company

St. Catharines, Ontario September 26, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), alongside Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, today announced a Government of Canada investment that will allow Biolyse Pharma to expand its facilities and product line of injectable chemotherapy drugs.

“Today, our Government’s commitment to investing in the development of a supportive environment for the region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster is being showcased,” said MP Dykstra. “Getting our small- and medium-sized businesses the tools they need to stay productive and competitive is imperative.”

St. Catharines-based Biolyse Pharma produces generic chemotherapy and anti-cancer drugs for Canadian and international markets. Through FedDev Ontario’s Prosperity Initiative, Biolyse Pharma will receive an investment of up to $2.9 million to complete an expansion of its facilities and production capacity. This project is expected to create up to 59 new highly skilled full-time jobs, allowing the company to reach new markets and increase product diversification. “The significance of this repayable contribution is an encouragement to Biolyse to move forward with its development program, which will expand its line of vital medicines made by Canadians for Canadians,” said Claude Mercure, Owner of Biolyse Pharma.

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Government of Canada invests in WearWell Garments Limited

Government of Canada invests in WearWell Garments Limited

Stellarton, Nova Scotia September 11, 2013

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, announced that the clothing manufacturer, WearWell Garments Limited will be receiving financial assistance.

Founded in 1970, the Stellarton based company offers a complete line of clothing for various industries. All of the manufactured garments are made in Canada and produced in their out company facilities. “Jobs, growth and a strong, competitive regional economy are top priorities for our Government,” said Minister MacKay, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).

The WearWell Garment Company will use the financial assistance in order to increase their productivity and enhance competitiveness. “The finding we receive through this project will allow us to modernize our equipment, improving our productivity and enabling us to expand into new markets” said Stirling MacLean, President and Chief Operating Officer of WearWell Garments Limited. The Government of Canada will invest to the WearWell Garments Company in the form of a $47,760 repayable contribution.

“We are proud to support WearWell Garments as it increases its productivity and expands into new markets, creating economic growth in our rural community” concluded Minister Mackay.

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Funding For Canadian Farmers

Funding Programs for Canadian Farmers.

The Canadian Government has recently updated the funding framework for farms and agri-businesses. Under current guidelines producers of various agricultural commodities have a variety of funding options at their disposal.

As an established farm owner, or new entrant into a particular sector, it is equally important to take full advantage of the programs that have been put into place by both the Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments.

Of particular interest to farmers should be the targeted programs for particular geographic areas. Some of the areas of focus for programs include the Provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Farmers looking to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the latest funding programs are encouraged to contact the Canadian Grants Business Center directly at: 1-888-231-0075