The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, in partnership with local municipalities, operates Small Business Enterprise Centres in communities throughout Ontario. In Northern Ontario, the offices are coordinated by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
The Regional Economic Development Branch of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has a team of northern development professionals based in each of the North’s six largest cities, as well as professional representatives in a number of smaller communities across the North. Team members work with northern communities, institutions, and businesses to help identify economic development opportunities in key economic sectors.
Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment / Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) is a regional network of 90 centres across Ontario that provide in-person and online advice, referrals, programs, funds, resource materials, training, and connections for people who want to start and grow successful businesses.
North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation
North Claybelt is a community-based agency offering financial and counselling assistance for new and existing small businesses in the Kapuskasing area. To attain its objective of creating and maintaining jobs and contributing to the economic development of the area, North Claybelt provides local businesses with information, consulting assistance, loans, loan guarantees, and equity investment. North Claybelt generously provides office space, when available, to The Business Enterprise team. This allows for improved and collaborative entrepreneurship service delivery. To learn more about North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation, please visit www.northclaybelt.com .