The South Dundas Economic Development Office can guide you to programs and incentives that can help you grow your existing business or start a new one. You can contact us at 613-543-2673 if you require further information. We are here to help you reach your business goals.

Sources of business financing include:

Advanced Manufacturing Fund

The program promotes continued growth and increased productivity of Ontario's advanced manufacturing sector by supporting large-scale transformative manufacturing activities, advancing adoption of cutting-edge technologies, establishing clusters or global supply chains and fostering collaboration between the private sector and higher education and research institutions.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. They offer financing, venture capital and consulting services.

Canada Business

Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.

Canada Job Grant

The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.

Community Futures Loans & Equity Investments 

Community Futures offers a variety of loans for start-up, planning and expansion.

Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) provides non refundable contributions to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are looking to carry out projects that aim to strengthen the local economy while creating jobs.

Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)

The Eastern Ontario Development Fund gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario. Sector focuses include advanced manufacturing, life sciences, processing, information and communication technology, tourism and cultural industries.

Starter Company

The Program partners young entrepreneurs with experts who will help develop the skills needed to launch and sustain successful businesses. Program participants are eligible to receive up to a $5,000 grant.

Summer Company

A unique program designed to engage, inspire and help young entrepreneurs prosper. By providing a chance to create their own small businesses, Summer Company allows students to be their own boss, develop business skills. The program appeals to creative, motivated youth because it could lead to personal growth and profit.

New funding programs are continuously being introduced. More comprehensive lists of financial assistance programs are available on Grants Ontario and Canada Business Networks.