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LaCloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC)705-869-3656
Standard Business Loan Program
Larger Business Loan Program
Special loans are available to larger businesses to a maximum of $500,000 through the North Eastern Ontario Investment Pool network. LAMBAC, as a member of this network, can process your loan application.
Micro Loan Program
Northern Ontario Development Program
Youth Internship – Not-For-Profit Fund
This initiative is designed to provide recent college and university graduates with education-related work experience in not-for-profit organizations that carry out community economic development activities and/or provide support services, information and skills training to entrepreneurs and small businesses across Northern Ontario. The person must have graduated within 3 years and be under the age of 30. FedNor will contribute 90% of the requested amount up to $27,500.
Youth Internship – Private Sector Program
Community Futures Program
This program is designed to support 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Northern Ontario. CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)1-800-461-8329
Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program
Enterprises North Job Creation Program
New and existing enterprises that will create jobs in Northern Ontario can be eligible for a maximum project funding that will generally not exceed 50% of eligible costs up to $1 million. Up to one half of the NOHFC funding may be in the form of a conditional grant with the remainder in the form of a repayable loan.
Private Sector Emerging Technology Grant
Public Sector Emerging Technology Grant
NOHFC may provide public sector companies with a conditional grant, repayable loan or forgivable performance loan of generally up to 50 percent of eligible costs, normally not exceeding $1 million per project.
Northern Ontario Young Entrepreneur Program
Infrastructure and Community Development Program
This program encourages partnerships that find effective ways to create jobs and improve economic prospects in the North through improvements to infrastructure.
Northern Energy Program
Ontario Arts Councilwww.arts.on.ca
This is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC's provides grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations which support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts. In 2010-2011, the Ontario Arts Council provided 52.3 million dollars to 1,720 individual artists and 1,057 organizations in 223 communities across Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sportwww.mtc.gov.on.ca
The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport provides funding and operating grants to cultural groups and other members of creative industries. These include public libraries, community museums, heritage organizations and historical societies, tourism associations, economic development corporations, municipalities, festivals and events.
Ontario Trillium Foundation
One of the largest grantmakers in Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation is unique for its deployment of 330 volunteers to review and analyze more than 3,000 grant applications each year. To make great grants that help create vibrant and healthy communities, program staff rely on our volunteers to bring their knowledge of local community needs and sectoral expertise to the grant review process.
OTF awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors. An agency of the Ontario government with a $120 million annual budget, OTF is always looking for ways to be a more effective grantmaker as well as a thought leader.
Community Futures Development Corporations in Ontariowww.ic.gc.ca
Small Business Internship Program