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Announcement: Government Grants for Women

Government Grants for Women

As an entrepreneur, your ideas help shape the business landscape in Ontario. From small independently run businesses to hi-tech corporations, women entrepreneurs are making their mark on the economy. This guide will provide you with links and resources for your business.You can also read our Business Start-Up Guide for information on the requirements for starting a new business in Ontario.If you would like to learn how the federal government promotes the participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada, contact Status of Women Canada (SWC).Contact SWC:
1-855-969-9922
Status of Women Canada

 

 

Regulations

Your business may need licences and permits from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government.

In addition to the information you will find in this guide, you can use the Canada Business Permits and Licenses Search, powered by BizPaL, to find licences and regulations that may affect your business. You can also contact us to speak to someone about starting your business.

Contact us:
1-888-576-4444
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Financing

Canada Business can help you find government financing options for your business. There are programs that apply to businesses across Canada, and others that apply only to businesses in Ontario. Use the Canada Business financing search tool or browse by type of financing.

You can also access Canada Business information through the ONe-Source online financing wizard. The wizard guides you through 3 easy steps to create a personalized list of results for Ontario business financing programs.

Search online:
Canada Business: Government grants and financing
ONe-Source Ontario business financing guide

The following organizations offer financial support programs that apply specifically to women:

Women's Program – Funding

If you are planning a project that will have a direct impact on women in your community, you may be eligible for funding from Status of Women Canada (SWC).

Contact SWC:
1-855-969-9922
Women's Program – Funding

 

 

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

If your business is in the Thunder Bay, Greenstone, Patricia, and Superior North regions, you can contact the PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise for information on training programs, peer-to-peer lending, and financing options that are available to women entrepreneurs.

Contact PARO:
1-800-584-0252
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

 

 

Taxation

Depending on your location and the type of products or services being offered, federal, provincial and/or municipal business taxes may apply.

Read online:
Taxation guide

If you sell goods and services in Ontario, you may need a business number to collect and remit the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Most businesses that make less than $30,000 in any 12 month period are not required to charge HST; however, you can register voluntarily and claim input tax credits. Speak with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for more information.

Contact CRA:
1-800-959-5525
Canada Revenue Agency

Training and Mentorship

Skills, knowledge, and networking are keys to running a successful business. Training and mentorship programs can give you hands-on experience in the field and put you in contact with other women entrepreneurs. The following resources provide information on mentorship and training programs for women in business.

Investing in Women's Futures

Contact the Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD) to find out about programs and centres where you can access entrepreneurial training and other community services. Consult their website to find a program near you.

Contact OWD:
1-866-510-5902
Investing in Women's Futures

Businesswomen in International Trade (BWIT)

If your business exports goods, you can get information and resources on international trade from the BWIT program, which is offered through Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Contact BWIT:
613-943-4556
Business Women in International Trade

 

 

CATA Women in Technology (CanWIT)

CanWIT is a community network designed to boost women's participation and advancement in the high-growth technology sector. You can find support through mentoring, networking and online resources to help your technology business succeed.

Contact CANWIT
613-236-6550
Canadian Women in Technology

 

 

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

If your business is in Northern Ontario, contact the PARO Centre for Women for information on skills training and peer-to-peer lending programs for women entrepreneurs.

Contact PARO:
1-800-584-0252
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

 

 

Associations

There are many associations that may be of interest to you. It is not necessary to join an association, but some of the advantages include:

  • Promoting and exchanging marketing and promotional ideas among members
  • Establishing and encouraging high standards of quality and professionalism

Examples of associations for women entrepreneurs include:

The Business and Professional Women's Club of Ontario

If you are interested in liaising with other women entrepreneurs and professionals and improving economic and business conditions for women, you may consider becoming a member of The Business and Professional Women's Club of Ontario. The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ontario also offers the option of a group insurance plan for members.

Read Online:
Business and Professional Women – Club of Ontario

 

 

Community MicroSkills Development Centre

You can access critical business and economic skills training through the Community MicroSkills Development Centre, which offers programs, services, and resources to women entrepreneurs for business start-up and operation.

Contact the Community MicroSkills Development Centre:
1-877-979-3999
Community MicroSkills Development Centre

 

 

Women Who Excel

If your business is in the Hamilton Wentworth or Halton Regions, you can access panel discussions, networking opportunities and seminars to help you grow your business through Women Who Excel.

Contact Women Who Excel:
1-800-363-0268
Women Who Excel

 

 

Next Steps

For more information that relates to starting your business, you can read the following guides:

Additional resources include:

You can also find books, magazines and other relevant print material at business service organizations in your community. To locate a Canada Business Ontario (CBO) community partner, contact us at 1-888-576-4444.

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Announcement: Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)

Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)

 

Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)
Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)

Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC) assists first-time home buyers with the costs associated with the purchase of a home, such as legal fees, disbursements and land transfer taxes, which are a particular burden for first-time home buyers, who must also save for a down payment. Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC) amount applies to qualifying homes acquired after January 27, 2009, and provides up to $750 in federal tax relief.

An individual is considered a first-time home buyer if neither the individual nor the individual’s spouse or common-law partner owned and lived in another home in the year of the home purchase or in any of the four preceding calendar years. Special rules apply for the purchase of homes that are more accessible or better suited to the personal needs and care of an individual who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit. In these situations, the Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC) can be claimed, even if the first-time home buyer requirement is not met.

A qualifying home is generally considered to be a housing unit located in Canada that the individual or individual’s spouse or common-law partner intends to occupy as their principal place of residence no later than one year after its acquisition.

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Any unused portion of an individual’s Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC) may be claimed by the individual’s spouse or common-law partner. When two or more eligible individuals jointly purchase a home, the credit may be shared but the total credit amount claimed cannot exceed $5,000.

Claimants should ensure that documentation supporting the purchase transaction is available if requested by the Canada Revenue Agency. Claimants are also responsible for making sure that all applicable eligibility conditions are met.

Who Will Benefit

First-time home buyers purchasing a home may claim the Canadian First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)  on their income tax returns, starting with the 2009 taxation year.

 
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Announcement: Forgivable Canadian Grants For Businesses

Forgivable Canadian Grants For Businesses

Forgivable Canadian grants for Business

The Government sets aside Billions yearly to inspire the Canadian dream and to enhance the

economy.

We would like to share a few ideas on what is available for Start-up and existing Businesses.

You can apply for a Canadian business grant / government grants for

  • Government grants for small businesses
  • Government business grants
  • Government grants for women
  • Government grants for Entrepreneurs
  • and lot more

We would like to share a few ideas on what is available for Start-up and existing Businesses.

You can apply for a Canadian business grant / government grants for:

 

  • Acquiring Business Real Estate
  • Low income
  • Agriculture
  • Marketing Ideas & Securing Patents
  • Arts
  • Minorities
  • Business
  • Moms
  • Buying
  • Music
  • Capital Investment
  • Non Profits
  • Children
  • Nursing
  • Disable
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Recruiting Employment
  • Energy
  • Recycle
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Research
  • Environment
  • Research
  • Expenditure Existing Business
  • Schooling
  • Expenditure on Start-up
  • Seniors
  • Films
  • Sponsoring Research and Development
  • Growth Potential
  • Technology
  • Handicap
  • Trucking
  • Hiring someone
  • Unemployed
  • Home Improvement
  • Woman
  • Immigrants
  • Writers
  • Job training
  • Writing a book
  • Kids
  • Youth
  • Legal
  • zoo

Apply for all government grants you may qualify for, including business grants. On a daily basis there is funding and financial assistance awarded to many Business Sectors including: Farming, Manufacturing, Energy, Services, Retail and more.

Government Grants and funding are applied on a case by case basis. When all funds are exhausted, then you will have to wait for the next fiscal period. We strongly recommend that you don’t delay.

 

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Announcement: Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide

Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide

Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide: No matter how bad your credit is, it can always be improved — and Strategic Credit Repair: Do It Your self Guide shows you how to do it today! Bad credit can damage your chances of qualifying for credit cards or a mortgage and it can even get in the way of renting a home.

Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide: You will learn "How to"

Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide:
Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide:

• Avoid overspending

• Establish a realistic budget

• Get out of debt

• Build a financial cushion

• Read and understand your credit report, and get errors fixed

• Take action against a credit bureau that does not remove incorrect data

• Get positive information added to your credit history

• Negotiate with creditors

• Get and maintain good credit

Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide features:

• 24 Strategic Credit Repair techniques

• List of the Canadian Banks

• Text of the Bill of Right, Acts, Purge Rules

• Glossary of Credit Terms

• Credit Repair Do It Yourself Guide: Do it Yoursel 1-2-3 Guide

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Homeownership 10% Downpayment Assistance Program in Windsor – Ontario

Homeownership 10% Downpayment Assistance Program in Windsor – Ontario

Investment in Affordable Housing Program for Ontario Extension (IAH-E)

The Federal and Provincial governments partnered to fund a Homeownership Downpayment Assistance Program in Windsor – Ontario. It is estimated the program can provide assistance for a limited number of households. Downpayment assistance of 10% of the purchase price of an eligible home, up to a maximum of $19,700 is provided by a 20-year forgivable loan registered on title as a second mortgage. Completed applications will be generally processed on a first come, first serve basis having regard to a fair distribution of the program funds across Windsor and Essex County. The program expires when program funds are depleted or November 30, 2016, whichever occurs first.

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Sudden influx of refugees strains Halifax school, sparks call for federal funds

Sudden influx of refugees strains Halifax school, sparks call for federal funds

Sudden influx of refugees strains Halifax school, sparks call for federal funds:

HALIFAX — In a bustling classroom filled with streams of Arabic and English, two brothers are studies in concentration as they write out the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

Ahmad, 10, and Mohamad Al Marrach, 9, are among 41 Syrian children who arrived at Joseph Howe Elementary School in February, suddenly expanding the small, inner-city school's population by a third from its existing 146 students.

The bright, colourful classroom — its name was recently added in Arabic on the door — is the end of a long journey for the brothers. They recall moving quickly with their parents when bombs started falling on their town, and prefer their new school to one that occasionally lost power in Lebanon.

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Agency promoting Alberta livestock industry is being dismantled by provincial government

Agency promoting Alberta livestock industry is being dismantled by provincial government

An arms-length government agency that has awarded $223 million since 2008 to help the province’s livestock industry is being dismantled by the provincial government.

The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) — which employs 27 to 35 people at any given time — will be absorbed into the Agriculture and Forestry Department, a move that is expected to save the province $3 million annually.

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier said it was a difficult decision to make, but the government believes the work ALMA was doing can be streamlined with work being done within government.

“These are good people, they’ve done some great work over the years … but it’s mostly about a cost-saving measure,” Carlier said, adding at least some of ALMA’s employees will be able to find work within the department.

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Federal government looks to overhaul job grant system

Federal government looks to overhaul job grant system

A sweeping review of every grant program is under way, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says.

OTTAWA—The federal government is reviewing every grant program designed to help groups provide skills and job training to make sure they help workers actually get jobs, the labour minister says.

There are thousands of employment grants handed out annually to groups across the country that, for instance, help connect workers with multiple university degrees to available jobs, or provide literacy training for older workers.

Those programs have varying rates of success, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said.

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Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory

Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory

Metrolinx feared grants would be linked to pre-mayor Tory:

TORONTO – Over-prepare much?

That appears to have been the case with Metrolinx communications staffers who, in the weeks before the release of documents about a controversial grant-giving program, feared reporters would somehow link the agency’s spending spree to John Tory in the years before he ran for mayor.

Documents obtained by the Toronto Sun through a freedom of information request show Metrolinx staff prepared a note for high-ranking government bureaucrats as they expected tough questions from reporters regarding a grant program which doled out $1.3 million over five years.

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Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public

Ontario opposition parties say corporate grants should be made public

Economic development critic complains he has been asking for a list of companies that benefited from what he calls the Liberals’ “crony capitalism.”

TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government hands out billions of dollars in grants to profitable corporations every year, often with virtually no oversight.

The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers, and should provide a level playing field for all companies in a sector instead of giving grants to ones the Liberals select, said Progressive Conservative economic development critic Monte McNaughton.

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