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Foundation for Entrepreneurial Canada

Dedicated to understanding and advancing entrepreneurship in Canada through education and research. It helps young entrepreneurs build their knowledge and skills.

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Fundingportal

Fundingportal aggregates data on more than 15,000 sources of funding in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., generating matches between applicants and the optimal government funding programs. Fundingportal is also registered as an Exempt Market Dealer to help companies leverage their successes into capital markets, online.

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The Raise Collective

The RAISE Collective is a community of female investors with a purpose to change the gender ratio in innovation and funding by leveling the investment playing field.

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Canada-BC Job Grant

Learn about hiring grants to build your team.

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Small Business Grants Canada

SGBC is an independent, private publishing and research organization that provides advice and information on business funding programs offered at all government tiers.

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Yaletown Venture Partners

Yaletown Venture Partners invests in emerging-growth companies in Canada and US Northwest that develop technologies for the intelligent enterprise and sustainable infrastructure.

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Community Forward Fund

The Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation (CFFAC) is a Canadian nonprofit that makes loans to, or arranges financing for, nonprofits and charities. The Fund addresses a gap in access to patient, working capital and provides bridge loans for the sector for small- and medium-sized organizations.

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Mulago

Mulago’s goal is to serve those who create change in the world. They fund early stage organizations and proven solutions ready for scaling that are creating measurable impact.

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AgriInnovation Program

AgriInnovation Program makes two types of investments: those targeted at research and development activities that bring innovation to the sector; and those that help industry bring the results of research and development to market through adoption/commercialization.

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Shaw Rocket Fund

Shaw Rocket Fund is constantly on the lookout for investment opportunities in great Canadian audiovisual and digital programs that will fuel the imagination and intelligence of children, youth and families in Canada and abroad.

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My Great Neighbourhood Grant

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program was created to help residents of Victoria animate public space, develop and enhance a sense of community and leave a positive legacy in our neighbourhoods.

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NSERC supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

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The Western Diversification Program

The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives with not-for-profit organizations that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.

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Rogers Fund

Rogers Fund provides support to meet the specific needs of independent producers.

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Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

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Regional District of Mount Waddington

RDMW grant for regional economic development

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Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Women Entrepreneurship Fund invests in projects that encourage and support the development of women-led Canadian companies. Individuals, businesses, and organizations with projects in Canada aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs can apply to the Women Entrepreneurship Fund to be awarded up to $3,000 per project.

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Canada Council

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

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The 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.

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Community Economic Development Fund

The mission of the Community Economic Development (CED) Funds is to contribute to financial security for Canadians and their communities through community economic development. The Funds support community economic development initiatives that lead to job creation and/or enhanced employability for marginalized populations.

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Creative BC

The applicant must be a BC based not for profit arts or cultural organization that is receiving support, or has received support within the past two years, from the BC Arts Council.

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The Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program provides financial assistance to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to hire post-secondary science, engineering, technology, business and liberal arts graduates. Max support of $15,000 (80% of salary) for a period of 6 to 12 months.

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Service Canada

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills. Priority is given to work experience in growth sectors.

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First Nation Regeneration Fund

The Regeneration Fund provides financing that enables First Nations to purchase equity positions in Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects developed in their traditional territories. Financing is made available as a loan to the First Nation.

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BC Arts Council – Project Assistance

The Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.

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Engage Grants

Engage Grants are designed to give companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. To qualify, organizations must have a minimum of two full time employees or be in operation for a minimum of two years.

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The Bell Fund

The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce digital media content that complements and enhances an associated television program. Grant offers 75% of digital media production budget to a maximum of $250,000 + matching bonus of any broadcaster cash contribution to a maximum of $100,000.

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BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative is cultivating future technology leaders by bridging the innovation and entrepreneurial gap. It enables students to build desired skills for future career opportunities and inspires them to start their own companies, thereby creating quality jobs for British Columbians.

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Canada Media Fund

Through the Convergent Stream, the CMF supports the creation of convergent television and digital media content for consumption by Canadians anytime, anywhere. The convergent stream is made up of various programs and incentives that target key activities and audiences.

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Coast Capital Savings

Supporting local communities is important to Coast Capital Savings. Their promise is to help build a richer future for youth in communities and they’re looking to award Community Investment Grants to local non-profit and charitable organizations that can help them deliver on their promise.

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Tides Canada

Good people with great ideas, building solutions that promote environmental sustainability and social justice – this is what Tides looks for when selecting projects. Projects with an annual budget over $100,000 are sufficiently robust to benefit from the Tides Canada Initiatives model.

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BC Arts Council – Innovations Program

The Innovations Program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works.

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Mitacs

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world to create a more innovative Canada.

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Vancity Social Enterprise (SE) Portfolio Program

Vancity Community Foundation has established a portfolio program to provide multi-year grants and mentorship for social enterprises that have growth potential. Applications for this program are by invite only. This is a collaborative program between Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation.

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Vancity enviroFund

The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Their goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability. Criteria: https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/enviroFund/GuidelinesandApplicationProcess/. Criteria: Guidelines

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Concierge Services

Connecting small & medium size companies with federal programs that support innovation.

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