Starter Company Plus

You can apply if you're:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • an Ontario resident and Canadian citizen (or permanent resident)
  • not attending school full-time or returning to school

To qualify for a grant, you must be able to contribute 25% of the grant amount in cash or in kind.

Microlending for Women in Ontario

  • Get financial literacy training, entrepreneurship mentoring and skills development and life skills support
  • Become eligible for a small loan to start your own business

Youth Entrepreneurship Fund (Youth Investment Accelerator Fund)

  • Apply for investment capital ($100,000- $250,000) to help your business expand
  • Your business must not be beyond the seed capital stage, with revenues under $500,000
  • Strong potential to attract follow-on financing

Youth Entrepreneurship Fund (Youth Business Accelerator Program)

  • Get $5,000-$20,000 to help grow your innovative tech-sector business
  • Access to valuable market intelligence and network support

School of Social Entrepreneurs

  • A 6-month fellowship at the Daniels Centre of Learning in Toronto
  • Support to help you develop and secure a social venture that can benefit your community (e.g., fair trade products)
  • Cost: $1,500 (including course materials and school fees)
  • Scholarships and bursaries available, in some cases

Northern Business Opportunity Program – Small Business Start-Up Projects

  • Get money to start a business in Northern Ontario
  • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation assistance will be in the form of a conditional contribution and will generally not exceed 50% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of $200,000.

Summer Company

  • Get start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
  • Up to $1,500 up front to help with start-up costs
  • Up to $1,500 when you successfully complete the program requirements
  • Receive advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running