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Internet Resources


Agriculture

  • George Morris Centre
  • George Morris Centre is an independent think tank for Canada's agri-food business. The web site offers Market Outlook Products and Conferences for the Canadian grains, oilseeds and livestock sectors as well as timely analysis of public agricultural policy.

  • 4-H
  • 4-H in Canada began in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 as a community-based organization dedicated to the growth and development of rural youth.

  • Agriculture & Agri-food Canada
  • This government of Canada agriculture site has information on acts and regulations, co-operatives, databases, education, the environment, finances available and more of interest to Canada's agricultural sector.

  • eHARVEST
  • eHARVEST is the leading portal site for agriculture. The searchable directory contains thousands of agri website links -- find what you want, quickly. It is devoted to helping current Internet users access relevant information more efficiently. Its easy to use and extensive search engine encourages both novice and expert users to quickly harvest the wealth of information that is available online.

Agricultural resources by province

From pork bellies to oil seed, these government sites offer direct and easy access to production reports, cash prices and futures for all major agricultural and livestock products in each Canadian province.

Exporting Resources

  • DFAIT: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • The DFAIT homepage is the centrepiece of Canadian government information on exporting. Of special interest to potential exporters is the International Business Development section and on-line WIN Exports Registration application form.

  • Northstar Trade Finance Inc
  • Northstar Trade Finance Inc. was created to support Canadian exporters by offering financing to credit worthy foreign buyers of eligible Canadian goods and Services.

Financing Resources

  • Canada Small Business Financing Program
  • Canada Small Business Financing Act: financing information can be found here about the Canada Small Business Financing Act (formerly the SBLA), a source of up to $500,000 for small businesses in Canada. The CSBFA provides for the sharing of loan losses, if any, between the lenders and the federal government. Borrowing amounts may not exceed $250,000, and only businesses with less than $5 million in revenue qualify.

  • Canadian Business Service Centres (CBSC)
  • CBSC offers a comprehensive list of programs available to small and medium-sized businesses from the Canadian government and its partners. The database can be accessed regionally, by industry sector, by business requirement, or by department/agency.

Legal Resources

Payroll and HRMS Outsourcing

  • ADP Canada
  • ADP Canada is the leading provider of Employer Services in Canada, providing a comprehensive range of payroll, human resources management systems and time & labour management solutions.

Women Entrepreneurs

  • Catalyst
  • Catalyst is a leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business, with offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and India. They study women and men across levels, functions, and geographies to learn about women's experiences in business, barriers to their career advancement, and individual and organizational strategies leading to success.

  • National Foundation for Women Business Owners
  • Research reports and analysis for women business owners.

  • Canadian Women's Business Network
  • Women's Business Directory, information on e-commerce, business and career opportunities and more for the Canadian business woman.

  • GroYourBiz
  • GroYourBiz.com brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners, and is geared towards helping women entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level.

  • WEConnect
  • WEConnect Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization that certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. In addition to certification, WEConnect Canada delivers education, training, coaching and mentoring programs that are essential for Canadian women business enterprises to bid successfully on large contracts.

  • Women Presidents' Organization
  • Women Presidents' Organization, Inc. ("WPO") is a premier membership organization for women presidents & CEOs (and managing directors) of privately held, multi-million dollar companies. The WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic security through global, confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups.