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Business Business Services
The Township of Terrace Bay Municipal Staff are committed to providing assistance to all existing and potential business owners—big and small. This resource database was created with the intention of informing and connecting entrepreneurs and businesses with the people, organizations and services they need to succeed.
If you have any questions regarding starting a business or about any organizations listed here, please do not hesitate to contact the Township at:


Township of Terrace Bay Municipality

The Township of Terrace Bay is available to provide assistance to all business owners and start-ups, whether you are a local or someone looking to bring a business venture to Terrace Bay. With a detailed understanding of the local business climate and surrounding consumer markets, the Township is a superb resource for business, marketing and regulatory advice.
If you need business assistance or would like more information about the Township of Terrace Bay’s services, please feel free to contact:
Dean Main, Community Development Supervisor
P.O. Box 40, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay, Ontario P0T 2W0
T: (807) 825-3315 Ext: 230
TF: 1 (800) 968-8616


Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation (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. Staffed by professionals and run by a board of local volunteers, they provide crucial support/training for potential business owners looking to start their businesses, as well as to existing businesses looking to improve. Superior North also provides access to capital financing for businesses.
For more detailed information about Superior North CFDC, please feel free to contact:
Ron Salo, General Manager
7 Mill Road, Terrace Bay, Ontario P0T 2W0
T: (807) 825-4505 Ext: 1
TF: 1 (888) 445-9999


BizPal (Business Permit and Licence Information)

BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.
For more information, please visit the BizPal website.


Canada Business Network

Their goal is to provide your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations. Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.
For more information, please visit the Canada Business Network website.



FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Its main funding vehicle, the Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP), focuses on three priorities, one of which is business growth and competitiveness. The FedNor website is an excellent business information resource for new and existing business.
For more information, please visit the FedNor website.


Futurpreneur Canada

Formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Futurpreneur Canada is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners between the ages of 18 to 39.
For more information about Futurpreneur Canada, its mentoring program and support tools, please feel free to contact:
Futurpreneur Canada
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L3
TF: 1 (866) 646 2922
TF: 1 (800) 464-2923
E: Contact Form


Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF)

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund is a non-profit Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) providing business financing and support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to establish, expand, or acquire a business in remote, rural and urban communities in Northern Ontario.
For more information about the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, please contact:
Thunder Bay Office
106 Centennial Square, Second Floor, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 1H3
T: (807) 623-5397
TF: 1 (800) 465-6821


The Province of Ontario – Business and Economy

The Province of Ontario has a large database on a wide variety of business topics on its website, ranging from starting up a new business venture and Aboriginal business development toolkits to high-growth firms: resources and exporting.
For more detailed information, please visit the Province of Ontario website.


PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise

The Paro Centre is a not-for-profit social enterprise and one of Canada’s most successful business support and networking organizations. The organization collaborates to empower women, strengthen small businesses and promotes community economic development across the North of Ontario. Paro’s programs and services cover starting up your business, growing your business and building your networks/mentoring.
For more information about the Paro Centre, please feel free to contact:
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
105 May Street North, Suite 110, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3N9
T: (807) 625-0328
TF: 1 (800) 584-0252


Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC) – Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

The Thunder Bay & District EC is a joint financial partnership between the Province of Ontario and the City of Thunder Bay. The main services that the EC offer range from providing information on various business topics to free, confidential one-on-one small business counselling, for both new and existing small businesses. Other services include: small business seminars, packages for Northwestern Ontario start-ups, information on financing and government programs, preparing a business plan, and referrals to other agencies/resources.
For more detailed information about the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre and its services, please feel free to contact:
Ryan Moore, Development Officer
P.O. Box 800, 34 Cumberland Street North, Suite 201, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5K4
T: (807) 625-3972
TF: 1 (800) 668-9360