Financing from non-government organizations
Look beyond traditional funding sources. There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing. These organizations are often set up to help business owners in a specific geographic region or demographic group. Your success is their success!
Organizations offering financing
These not-for-profit and community-based organizations either offer financing or can help you access financing.
- ACCESS Community Capital Fund
Access loans of up to $5,000 to start a business in the Greater Toronto Area.
- Black Creek Micro-Credit Program
You could be eligible for a loan of up to $5,000, as well as business support, to start your business in Black Creek, Toronto.
- CYBF Expansion Program
You could get $10,000 to grow your business if you received a Start-Up loan from the Canada Youth Business Foundation within the last three to five years.
- CYBF Newcomer Program
If you are a recent immigrant to Canada and are between the ages of 18 and 39 years old, you can apply for money to start a business.
- CYBF Start-Up Program
Are you between 18 and 39 years old? If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea, you could get $15,000 or more to start or run a business full-time.
- Export Market Access — A global expansion program
If you have at least five employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a grant of 50% on costs to grow export sales for your Ontario business.
- Ottawa Community Loan Fund
Apply for short-term loans of up to $15,000 for your Ottawa-area business or entrepreneurship project.
- Saskatchewan Capital Network
If you have a Saskatchewan startup or growth focused business, the Network can connect you with potential investors who are looking for good investment opportunities.
Other organizations offering business support
There are a variety of organizations that offer business assistance in the form of business development, coaching services, or networking opportunities. Often these organizations can also help you access financing.
- Business support organizations
Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.
Government financing delivered by not-for-profit organizations
Some government agencies provide funding to not-for-profit organizations to deliver financing services to entrepreneurs. These programs are listed in our government grants and financing section.
- Government grants and financing
Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.
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