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Business Grants

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund targets seed stage investors in Ontario, investing in IT, health and clean tech companies. Up to $500,000 for early-stage companies and up to $250,000 for Youth IAF.


Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application.

They provide project and operating grants to:

  • Arts and cultural groups and other members of creative industries.
  • Public libraries, community museums, heritage organizations and historical societies. Three museum advisors, one conservation advisor and one historical resources consultant offer specialized advisory services to these grant recipients and other Ontario museums and heritage groups. Their services include site visits, training workshops and printed material such as a Museum Notes series.
  • Tourism associations, economic development corporations, municipalities, festivals and events, tourism businesses and organizations interested in undertaking tourism-related initiatives which support industry development and increased visitation.


Program funding for projects that support community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation. 

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Provides 2/3 of the cost, up to $10,000, in government support per employee for training costs to small or medium-sized businesses (50 or less employees).

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