Some business grants relevant to Canadian businesses (Credit: Kirsten B and UVic Innovation Centre):
** Restrictions apply — like visible minority, in which province the business is located etc. For some the deadline is approaching soon.
Digital Adoption Program to grow your business https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/canada-digital-adoption-program/en has information about $2500 grant to grow business online and up to $15000 grant for Canadian-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies.
Downtown Vancouver Storefront Security Grant – Businesses in the Downtown Vancouver catchment are eligible to apply for this funding. Downtown Van will match up to 50% of the cost (max $5,000) incurred to repair and restore damages from criminal activity. Apply by 2/28/2023 – https://www.dtvan.ca/projects/storefrontsecuritygrant/
Nova Scotia Small Business Relief Grant – Small Business Hurricane Relief Program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to help Nova Scotia small business owners cover the cost of unanticipated business closures from Hurricane Fiona. Grants of $2,500 – https://beta.novascotia.ca/small-business-hurricane-relief-program
BEBC Society’s Black Pitch Contest – Must be a legal resident of Canada and own a registered Canadian business. The founder or majority shareholder(s) must self-identify as Black. Prize of $25,000. Apply by 12/15/2022 – https://www.blackentrepreneursbc.org/black-pitch-contest/