Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Free Webinar
The federal government purchases up to $20 billion in goods and services every year. Learn how you can sell your product or service to the federal government. Attend our free webinar, via Zoom, with Public Services & Procurement Canada.
French – November 26, 9:30 to 11 a.m. To register, please email: [email protected]
English – November 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m. To register, please email: [email protected]
Rural Action Centres offer a wide range of business skills workshops and information sessions, both in-person and online.
Check out our full schedule of training and events here.
Innovation PEI – More funding for businesses
Innovation PEI is temporarily increasing funding to eight programs to support PEI businesses impacted by COVID-19. The programs focus on business investment in planning, capital investments, marketing and promotion activities. Find details here. For more information and to apply, contact an Innovation PEI Business Development Officer via your local Rural Action Centre. The increased funding is available through to March 31, 2021.
Regional Relief & Recovery Fund extended
The federal government has extended this funding program delivered by the CBDCs until March 31, 2021. The fund is meant to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 that do not qualify for other federal programming. The maximum loan is $40,000 with 25% – up to $10,000 – forgivable if it is repaid by December 31, 2022. Find additional details here. Contact your local Rural Action Centre to connect with the CBDC in your region.
Climate Challenge Fund open for applications
The Climate Challenge Fund will provide up to $100,000 to support projects that either reduce greenhouse gas emissions or help communities and the economy adapt to a changing climate.
Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and other groups are eligible. Applications submitted by November 30, 2020 will be considered in the first round of approvals for 2020-21 funding, but applications can be submitted anytime on an ongoing basis. Find details and the online applications here.
Contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Holly Fitzpatrick, Montague | [email protected] | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton | [email protected] | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | [email protected] | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free 1-855-297-9898
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