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Federal Funding Opportunities

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness.

Biotalent Headstart

Bi-economy is associated with the invention, development, production and use of primarily bio-based products, bio-based production processes and/or biotechnology-based intellectual property. It includes the use of resources from agriculture, forestry, fisheries/aquaculture, organic waste and aquatic biomass. Programs provide financial support to bio-economy employers to reduce the risk of hiring talent.

Business Development Bank of Canada

The BDC is a crown corporation financial institution that provides financing, consulting and venture capital for small and medium-sized enterprises. Services include long-term financing, working capital, refinancing, change of ownership, patent capital and venture capital.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts offers a range of grants for professional Canadian writers, collectives and publishers. In addition to providing support for the creation, translation, publication and promotion of Canadian literature, the Writing and Publishing Section funds author residencies, literary readings and festivals, as well as new areas of activity such as rap poetry, storytelling and electronic literature.

Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund disperses funds through both loans and investments in two funding streams. The convergent stream provides financing for the creation of new television programming and associated digital media projects. This stream caters specifically towards underrepresented genres such as drama, documentary, children’s and youth, and performing arts.

Canada Small Business Financing Program

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Loans can be used for financing up to 90% of the cost of:

Purchasing or improving land, real property or immovables; purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property; purchasing or improving new or used equipment