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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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Ontario Music Fund Providing $14 Million to 151 Recipients

Ontario Music Fund Providing $14 Million to 151 Recipients

Creating Jobs and Growth in Ontario’s Music Sector

Ontario is supporting a healthy, vibrant and competitive music industry by awarding 155 grants to 151 recipients totalling $14 million, through the Ontario Music Fund (OMF).

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the 2016 grant recipients today at the Rivoli, a concert venue in Toronto, alongside representatives from the Toronto Urban Roots Fest, one of the organizations the program is supporting this year. The OMF provides grants to music businesses that produce, distribute and promote Ontario-based music and artists. This support spans all segments of Ontario's music industry and helps the sector to innovate, create jobs and increase the production and performance of music across the province.

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Key tags will be mailed in Ontario starting March 7th – War Amps “Key Tags at Work” for 70 years

Key tags will be mailed in Ontario starting March 7th – War Amps "Key Tags at Work" for 70 years

Key tags will be mailed in Ontario starting March 7th – War Amps "Key Tags at Work" for 70 years:

ONTARIO, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ – The War Amps begins its 2016 key tag mailing to Ontario residents this week with the theme "Key Tags at Work," marking the 70th anniversary of the Association's Key Tag Service.  

In the letter accompanying the key tags, a mother, describes how The War Amps has provided emotional and financial support to her family, from the day her daughter, Trinity, 11, was born a left leg amputee.

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Ontario to offer grants to cover college tuition for low-income students

Ontario to offer grants to cover college tuition for low-income students

Changes in student aid unveiled in the Ontario budget are the most radical shift in decades in how the province delivers loans and grants to college and university students, and show the government wants to get more low-income people into postsecondary education.

The government said in the budget on Thursday that most college students whose family income is less than $50,000 a year will receive grants large enough to cover their whole tuition. Grants for university students, who pay higher tuition, may not offset the entire amount.

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New Home Construction Incentive Program for Builders

New Home Construction Incentive Program for Builders

New Home Construction Incentive Program for Builders:

Objectives and Description:

This Initiative provides incentives designed to encourage home builders and renovators to construct energy-efficient homes in Ontario by incorporating energy-efficiency into their construction or any extensive renovation. Home builders and renovators can choose to implement Prescriptive, Performance-Based or Custom measures, or a combination of all three. Homeowners who are managing their own renovation, and can provide proof of purchase for any equipment that is eligible for an incentive, can also apply for the three different streams in the initiative.

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FedDev Ontario Productivity Training Incentive

FedDev Ontario Productivity Training Incentive

FedDev Ontario Productivity Training Incentive has dedicated funding to established Ontario manufacturers looking to carry out in-house or third-party training projects that will lead to improved productivity and export sales performance.

FedDev Ontario

FedDev Ontario Productivity Training Incentive delivers programming to help create, retain and grow businesses, cultivate partnerships and build strong communities. This will support a strong southern Ontario economy and position the region to compete globally.

Up to $50,000 in non-repayable funding, with conditions, is available based on the business’s training topics, timelines, and budget. When the program is open, intake is typically continuous. When there are no funds available, applications will be placed on a waiting list.

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Ontario grant helps Capacity Canada advance evaluation in charitable sector

Ontario grant helps Capacity Canada advance evaluation in charitable sector


WATERLOO REGION – Feb 17th,2015 Capacity Canada has received a $405,000 grant from the Ontario government to provide charitable non-profits in the province with tools for continuous improvement.


Awarded over three years under the Partnership Grant Program of the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, the money will help non-profits keep track of the performance of their policies and programs — a process known as evaluation.

 

“It is good practice to have evaluation running continuously in the background of a community organization,’’ says Cathy Brothers, Capacity’s chief executive officer. “It provides the flexibility to seize an opportunity, or adjust to changes that can come on quite suddenly.”


The greater the excellence in evaluation, the more impact non-profits have on their communities, Brothers added.


The grant allows Capacity to develop an online evaluation kit, create mentoring groups around evaluation and expand existing workshops and events that promote continuous evaluation.


“The Government of Ontario is pleased to support Capacity Canada’s commitment to building stronger communities by investing in community groups,” said Daiene Vernile, Liberal MPP for Kitchener Centre. “Evaluation helps these front-line organizations innovate to provide even better service.’’


The grant from the provincial government is the third major funding announcement Capacity has made in the last 12 weeks.


Grants from Manulife and the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation also enable Capacity to broaden its expertise in such areas as governance, mentoring and evaluation in the charitable non-profit sector.

 

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Ontario provides $4M in funding for ‘social enterprise’ organizations

Ontario provides $4M in funding for ‘social enterprise’ organizations

TORONTO – Feb 19th, 2015  Eleven organizations in Ontario will divvy up $4 million in funding from the province to help start “social enterprises.

The government says social enterprises are ventures that use business strategies to drive social, environmental and economic change.

The successful applicants for a share of the $4-million fund include Ryerson University, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund and the Centre for Social Innovation.

Those intermediary organizations will then in turn provide money through grants, loans, equity investments, royalties or other financial tools to early-stage social enterprises.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the money will help more social entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses and it’s hoped the government funding will leverage another $6 million from other sources, including the private sector.

Wynne says she sees the government’s role as being a catalyst and a facilitator.

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Young entrepreneurs receive funding from Starter Company Program

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Young entrepreneurs receive funding from Starter Company Program

The Starter Company Program is up and running in Toronto and the first five local young entrepreneurs have been selected to participate.

Funded by the Province of Ontario and delivered in Toronto by the City of Toronto, the Starter Company Program is targeted at 18- to 29-year-olds who are looking to start or grow a business.

The program helps selected participants implement their business plan by providing structured training, one-on-one consultation and advice, mentoring, and a grant of up to $5,000.

The first participants in Toronto are:

  • Baldwin Chan
  • Baldwin will be providing chiropractic services in Scarborough and building a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Steven Grewal and Kunal Arora
    Steven and Kunal are focused on selling custom apparel in the City’s Financial District.
  • Alexa Hare – Hare of the Dog
    Alexa aims to provide high quality dog walking and pet sitting in the Roncesvalles community.
  • Megan Kozak
    Megan has launched a medical aesthetic company focused on cosmetic injectables including Botox and dermal fillers.
  • Marissa Maisslin and Michelle Organ
    Marissa and Michelle opened a makerspace featuring a wood shop, ceramic studio and metal shop.

Applications to the Starter Company Program are still being accepted.

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Ontario grants $1 million to cheese maker

Ontario grants $1 million to cheese maker

March 10th,2014 :The provincial government is doing its share to increase the 'stink' in a new St. Albert Cheese factory.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture is cutting a $1 million cheque to the co-operative, which lost its landmark cheese-making facility to a fire in February 2013.

“St. Albert Cheese has been a cornerstone of this community for the past 120 years, and I’m proud to support this important project," said Premier Kathleen Wynne, who doubles as agriculture minister.

"Through hard work and determination, I know St. Albert will once again be a vital part of the region’s economy and provide good jobs for local families.”

The $1 million infusion will enhance the rebirth of the cheese plant, adding 10 new jobs to the 100 that are expected to reestablished in late spring.

The factory rebuild began last September and once complete will be 30% larger than the former structure.

"Last year was a tough year for the co-op, and we were devastated when we lost everything in the fire," said Eric Lafontaine, general director, for co-operative.

"Support from the Government of Ontario will help us become a more successful facility, keeping local jobs in our community.”

The 10 new positions will purchase new equipment and install a computerized production line, helping to annually process 50 million litres of local milk.

In addition to the plant, there will be an observation decks, retail store and restaurant.

Local MPP Grant Crack said the investment acknowledges the importance of St. Albert Cheese, at 120 years old, is one of the oldest businesses in eastern Ontario.

"St. Albert Cheese is such an important part of our community, and with government support we will be able to bring back jobs and economic opportunities to the region," Crack said.

"This investment is not only good for the company, but for Ontario’s agri-food sector as a whole."

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