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Business Resources

Business Development Bank of Canada
www.bdc.ca
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution wholly owned by the government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small businesses, with a particular focus on the technology and export sectors of the economy.

Canada Business Network
www.canadabusiness.ca 
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.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce
www.chamber.ca
As the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment that benefits, not only business, but all Canadians.

Canada Revenue Agency
www.cra-arc.gc.ca
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
www.emccanada.org
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member's development, both individually and collectively, towards improving their competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business. 

Business Centre Guelph Wellington
www.guelphbusiness.com
Small business is a vital part of our community and economic growth, the committed staff at GWBEC are proud to play a role in the development of those businesses.  

Northern Lights Canada
www.northernlightscanada.ca
Provides employment services in 19 locations in central and eastern Ontario, including vocational rehabilitation and corporate training.

Ontario Business Programme Guide
www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/business-and-economy
The Ontario government's free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programmes for business.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
www.occ.ca 
To foster sustained economic growth as the "Voice of Business in Ontario". As the most diverse and representational business group in the province, the OCC works closely with governments, labour, academia, other business associations and various groups to create a stronger and more vibrant economy in Ontario.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english
Here you will find information on Ontario's agri-food industry and rural communities and the services and programmes OMAFRA provides.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth 
www.ontario.ca/ministry-economic-development-trade-employment
The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment supports a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities and prosperity for all Ontarians.

Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
www.ontario.ca/ministry-research-innovation
The Ministry of Research and Innovation supports world-class research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services like the Ontario Research Fund, Innovation Demonstration Fund and Ontario Venture Capital Fund.

Rural Ontario Institute
www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca
A catalyst for dialogue, collaboration and action on issues facing rural Ontario and delivers leadership training and development to ensure that rural contributes to a healthy vibrant Ontario. 

Second Chance Employment Counselling (Wellington)
www.2ndchance.ca
If you want to work we want to help. 

ServiceOntario
www.ontario.ca/serviceontario 
Fast, friendly and easy access to Ontario government information and services.

Statistics Canada
www.statcan.gc.ca
Statistics Canada provides economic, social and census data.

Wellington Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation
www.wwcfdc.com
The Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation WWCFDC) is a federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, governed by volunteers in partnership with Industry Canada. The services provided by the WWCFDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of the Region of Waterloo and the County of Wellington. The WWCFDC focuses on job creation through community strategic planning and by providing funding and advisory services to area businesses. Economic development support, business consulting and business loans are available to all businesses and residents of rural areas of the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo. 

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
www.workforceplanningboard.com
Providing guidance regarding important workforce and employment challenges facing Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin.