Ottawa Business Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current City of Ottawa funding programs, including grants, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for City of Ottawa funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

City of Ottawa Mandate

The City of Ottawa’s vision for the future is that it will become the most liveable mid-sized city in North America. Ottawa is well positioned to achieve this vision due to its:

  • High quality of life supported by strong neighbourhoods and cultural communities;
  • Incredible parks and greenspaces;
  • Stable and increasingly diverse economy, and
  • Extensive educational and health systems.

The City will promote accountable and transparent municipal governance to respond to significant new challenges:

  • A more diverse population and an aging demographic,
  • A changing climate,
  • Crises – be they health, environmental or economic, and
  • Rapid technological changes.

City of Ottawa Priorities

You can learn about the City’s priorities by reading its New Official Plan.

Types of Funding City of Ottawa Offers

The City of Ottawa offers grants, rebates and more.

City of Ottawa Funding Programs

Below are links to the City’s specific programs:

  • Development planning and building funding:
  • Environmental funding:

City of Ottawa Contact

110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

3-1-1 online
Telephone: 613-580-2400
Toll-free: 1-866-261-9799
Client Service Centre

Click here for a complete list of City of Ottawa email contact details.

City of Ottawa Social Media:


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