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Acadia Broadcasting's $5,000 grant via Random Act of Advertising

 20 local businesses will be selected to receive $5,000 in free advertising from Acadia Broadcasting. Nominate a business via their site to receive this opportunity. https://www.999thebay.ca/randomactsofadvertising/
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BMO launches Celebrating Women Grant

 In collaboration with Deloitte, BMO is launching a "Celebrating Women" grant program. There are 10 grants of $10,000 available and 8 grants of up to $2,500. To be eligible you must: Be a resident of Canada Over the legal age of majority >51% owner controlled by women Headquartered in Canada (with at least half the sales done in Canada) be a for profit with under $10m in annual sales Been in operation for at least 2 years as of Jan 1, 2021 Deadline to apply is August 13th, 2021 @ 11:59PM ET https://bmoforwomen.com/celebrating-women/bmo-celebrating-women-grant-program/

Purolator launches TRUE NORTH Small Business Grant

 Purolator is looking to give back to the small businesses that relied on them to help move their products around - and they're doing it by providing 3 grants of $20,000 in cash. Not great 'odds' when you think of the number of 'small' businesses across the whole country, but like many of my friends used to say "you gotta be in it, to win it".  What have you got to lose by applying ?

Digital Main Street opens for 3rd round of Transformation Grants

 Monday marked the opening of the new round of grants available from the Digital Main Street program.  The DMS platform was initiated by the TABIA group as a way to get digital training and tools into the hands of the main street businesses - partnering with OBIAA and funds from the Federal and Provincial government, they rolled out grants to businesses who completed the training so that they can implement the new skills they learned. This new 3rd round, "DMS 3.0", is launching with an expanded definition of what 'main street' is; essentially, if the 'brick and mortar' business is under 50 employees and pays its portion of the commercial tax on the building (i.e. through rent) then it is eligible. They also put in the stipulation that if the business had received any of the prior 2 grant rounds, then they would not be eligible for this. It is also noted that the number of grants are fewer this time across the province than in previous rounds. Businesses that a

Ontario Ministry having session for employers

  Information sessions The ministry, in partnership with organizations across Ontario, provides general overview information sessions on the  Employment Standards Act  ( ESA ). These information sessions are delivered by subject matter experts from the ministry and cover  topics such as hours of work, public holidays, leaves of absence and more. . Please check the calendar below and contact the host organization directly to sign up for a session near you. This calendar is updated as new information sessions are scheduled. Date/time Location Organization Topic Register July 20, 2021 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Webinar Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Keeping Ontario Safe- What you need to know about occupational health and safety and employment standards related to  COVID-19 covid 19 Eventbrite Registration August 10, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Webinar Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Keeping Ontario Safe- What you need to know about occupational health and s

Changes coming to Ontario's Business Registry services

 Registering your business was one of the few activities you could do on the Service Ontario site for registering business. Well, that'll change soon.  They've been testing some enhanced features.  They allowed some basic corporation registration recently, but now you'll have the opportunity to not only register your OCN (or your BIN), but actually file your annual return through the system instead of via CRA. Hopefully, updating information for your MBL will be faster now too. It's not officially launched yet, but you can sign up for updates. Source:   https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-business-registry

FedNor releases Jobs & Growth Fund

 Today, FedNor announces their new Jobs & Growth Fund , a $26.6 million pool that can assist with businesses adapting to environmentally friendly, clean tech adaptation in a green economy: To our partners in Northern Ontario, On the heels of yesterday’s unveiling of the Tourism Relief Fund, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor, today launched the Jobs and Growth Fund, and FedNor is now accepting applications from eligible Northern Ontario applicants. The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Nationally, the fund is valued at $700 million over three years. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria. Here in Northern Ontario, FedNor is investing $26.6 million o