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Green Business: How We Can Help

Meaford’s Economic Development Office offers a wide range of Business Services to new and existing businesses in the Municipality.

Contact us at:

Tel: 519.538.1060 ext. 1110
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For more information on Green Business in Meaford, Ontario, and Canada please visit the following links:

Federal

Federal

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
As a federal Crown corporation, BDC supports Canadian entrepreneurship by providing a variety of financing programs and consulting services.

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CRA)
The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund (CARD)
CARD is the Government of Canada's initiative to foster the increased long-term growth, employment and competitiveness of Canada's agricultural and agri-food industry and agricultural rural areas.

Canadian Rural Partnership
The Canadian Rural Partnership s the key policy framework supporting federal rural policy efforts to date.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
The leading federal department responsible for Canada’s international trade and export development, it provides counselling, publications, information and referral services through International Trade Centres throughout Canada.

Export Development Canada
A Crown corporation that operates as a commercial financial institution, it  provides financing, insurance and bonding solutions to Canadian companies that export goods and services or invest in other countries.

FedDev Ontario
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) welcomes applications under several programs for projects that will stimulate local economies and enhance the growth and competitiveness of Southern Ontario businesses and communities.

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Provides a range of both technical and business oriented advisory services along with potential financial support to growth-oriented Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises.

Statistics Canada
Stats Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

The Rural Secretariat
The Rural Secretariat is a focal point for the Government of Canada to work in partnership with Canadians in rural and remote areas to build strong, dynamic communities.

Provincial

Provincial

Centre for Commercialization of Research
Prepares entrepreneurs and their technologies for the market by investing in a range of activities, including market analysis, technology validation and business plan development. It provides pre-seed investment into a new company commercializing academic research.

Emerging Technologies Fund
A $250-million fund that will co-invest, with qualified venture capital funds and other private investors, directly into companies working with clean technologies, life sciences and digital media and information and communications technologies.  It is managed by the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation.

Export Market Access
An initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada, it is designed to assist small to medium-size organizations to access and expand their growth in foreign markets.
Contact: Ontario Chamber of Commerce

International Trade and Investment Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Assists Ontario suppliers of goods and services in developing their export strategies for international markets.

Invest in Ontario
Information, sources and comparative data to help foreign businesses expand their operations in Ontario.

Government of Ontario
The Government of Ontario’s portal is the starting point to find services and information related to the Province of Ontario.

Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of the Environment provides resources and information regarding Ontario's environmental health.

Ontario Centres of Excellence
Helps Ontario business and industry accelerate new innovations and commercialize technological advances by connecting them with leading post-secondary researchers.

Ontario Innovation Demonstration Fund
A funding program administered by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation to support pilot demonstrations that will lead to the commercialization of processes and/or products in Ontario that are globally competitive, innovative green technologies.

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
A state-of-the-art presentation facility that serves as a focal point for Ontario’s collaborative approach to promoting foreign direct investment, exports and business immigration.

Non-governmental agencies

Non-governmental agencies

Canadian Innovation Centre
A not-for-profit corporation that assists inventors and innovative companies by providing a range of services including invention evaluation, technology due diligence, market research and education programs to help small and medium-sized enterprises, innovators, inventors and researchers take their ideas from the drawing board to the store shelf.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
Canada’s largest not-for-profit manufacturing consortium offers the EMC Learning Centre dedicated to the development and sourcing of training, continuous improvement and other skills development solutions.

OATI Learning Group
OATI Learning Group provides clients with the best and the latest in consulting advice as it relates to training, development and assessment services.

Ontario Power Authourity
The Ontario Power Authourity ensures that electricity needs are met for the benefit of Ontario both now and in the future. It plans and procures electricity supply from diverse resources and facilitate the measures needed to achieve conservation targets. The OPA administrates the Ontario Feed in Tariff program.

Ontario Rural Council (TORC)
The Ontario Rural Council (TORC) is a trusted forum which brings together those who share a commitment to building strong rural communities and organizations. The Council provides a unique and important opportunity for multi-sector co-operation within the rural sector.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
A not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources Canada.