The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Small Business Services

For nearly 10 years, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has actively worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region. As one of Canada’s regional development agencies, FedDev Ontario is a key platform delivering the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan in southern Ontario, ensuring that Canadians living and working in the region have tailored support to seize opportunities created by the innovation economy. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Small Business Services (SBS) is part of Feddev Ontario and our goal is to help Ontario entrepreneurs gain access to government federal and provincial business information. We strive to provide accurate and relevant information to help you plan for, begin, expand or exit your business. We aim to help reduce the complexity of dealing with multiple levels of government; enable you to make well-informed business decisions in a global economy; contribute to your success through sound business planning, market research and the use of strategic business information. We work with ServiceOntario, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) and community partners to ensure consistency of information across multiple levels of government.