Supporting business growth in Ontario.
The OCC offers programs that support the growth and capacity of Ontario businesses. Through the Discover Ability Network, we connect businesses with tools and supports that help them become more inclusive employers and tap into the persons with disabilities talent pool. Through our export and trade events, businesses have the opportunity to meet with foreign governments and trade delegations to help them make new business connection and expand into global markets.
Connect with us to learn how our programs can benefit your organization.
Canada Digital Adoption Program
As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program, the Government of Canada has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant. Through this program, small business owners can receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help get their business online or give their e-commerce presence a boost. In addition, e-commerce advisors will be available to work with grant recipients to help identify their digital needs, provide links to digital resources, help with completing applications and answer questions on the Grow Your Business Online program.
Talent Opportunities Program
Discover Ability Network
When it comes to hiring people with disabilities, the business opportunity is irrefutable. The Discover Ability Network provides tools and supports through in-person workshops, webinars and online resources to help businesses understand the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, why and how to become a more inclusive employer, and how to hire and retain talent from the persons with disabilities labour pool.
For more information, please contact Louie Di Palma at 647-243-3539 or by email for more information.
Export and Trade
The OCC hosts foreign governments and trade delegations on a regular basis throughout the year. For a list of upcoming events, please visit occ.ca/export-and-trade.
If you represent a foreign government or trade delegation and would like to host an event with the OCC, please contact Louie Di Palma at 647-243-3539 or by email for more information.
Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to reopen safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.
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Shop Local is a program run by the Government of Canada through provincial and territorial chambers of commerce and boards of trade to support businesses to encourage Canadians to shop local.
The Government of Canada is investing $33 million across Canada in this program to support businesses as they reopen so they can stay open and thrive in recovery. $8.8 million will be invested in Ontario, through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, to support businesses as they reopen so they can stay open and thrive in recovery.
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