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Business and Support Services

Business Business and Support Services

Township of Terrace Bay

The Township of Terrace Bay is committed to supporting its local businesses and upcoming entrepreneurs. If you need help navigating applicable grant programs, support on grant writing, questions about the community or looking for business consulting, please feel free to get in touch with us—we are here to help you succeed!
  • Support services
Stacy Moffat
Special Projects Coordinator
Tel: +1 (807) 825-3315 x239
Email: spc@terracebay.ca

BizPaL (Business Permit and Licence Information)

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them.

  • Support services

For more information, please visit: https://www.bizpal.ca/


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

The BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Lending services
  • Support services

For more information, please visit: https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/home.aspx


Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor)

Whether you’re looking to start or expand your business, reach new markets, develop an innovative new product or improve your productivity, FedNor can help you access the business financing, information or connections you need to make it happen.

  • Funding opportunities

For more information, please visit: https://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fednor.nsf/eng/h_fn03810.html


Government of Canada

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

  • Funding opportunities

For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/grants.html


Government of Ontario

Thinking about starting your own business? There are government support programs to help you get started.

  • Funding opportunities

For more information, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/entrepreneurship-funds-and-resources-people-under-30


Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF)

The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Financial Institution serving entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Northern Ontario. They offer a variety of services to support Aboriginal business and economic development, including financing, business support, community planning, and workshops and bookkeeping training.
  • Lending services
  • Support services

For more information, please visit: http://www.nadf.org/


Northern Ontario Angels (NOA)

The Northern Ontario Angels is the #1 Angel Organization in North America for Northern Ontario entrepreneurs (looking for growth capital) and angel investors (looking for investments).
  • Funding opportunities

For more information, please visit: http://www.northernontarioangels.ca/


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation was established with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster the economic growth and diversification of the region. They seek to partner with communities, businesses, entrepreneurs and youth across Northern Ontario to create jobs and strengthen the economy.

  • Funding opportunities

For more information, please visit: https://nohfc.ca/


Northwest Employment Works (NEW)

Northwest Employment Works (NEW) is an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering a variety of programs & services geared to helping job seekers & employers achieve their job search, recruitment and training goals.
  • Funding opportunities
  • Support services

For more information, please visit: http://www.northwestworks.ca/


PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO)

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is one of Canada’s most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they provide programs and services to women across Ontario who are ready to start, grow or build new opportunities.

  • Funding opportunities
  • Support services

For more information, please visit: https://paro.ca/2013/


Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation (Superior North CFDC)

Superior North CFDC is a community-based, non-profit organization that is funded by the Federal Government of Canada to encourage and assist entrepreneurs with their pursuit of economic opportunities. They provide crucial support/training for potential business owners looking to start their businesses, as well as to existing businesses looking to improve.
  • Lending services
  • Support services

For more information, please visit: http://www.sncfdc.org/


Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre

The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is funded through a partnership between the Province of Ontario and the City of Thunder Bay. We help you determine what you need to do before, during and after launching your business.

  • Support services

For more information, please visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/entrepreneur-centre.aspx