Maurice
Posted: January 19, 2022

Amount:

$250,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

Canadian national industry associations and trade organizations may access up to $250,000 in annual funding. We will cover up to 50% of eligible costs for new or expanded international business development (IBD) activities that benefit an entire industry: organization’s members and non-members alike.

Comments on Funding:

Canadian national industry associations and trade organizations may access up to $250,000 in annual funding. We will cover up to 50% of eligible costs.


When It Ends:

Accepting applications

Deadline:

January 11, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Canadian national bilateral Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils
  • Canadian national industry or trade associations
  • Canadian regional sectoral industry associations with a national perspective (in some cases); and
  • Canadian national organizations representing companies majority owned by under-represented groups in trade (e.g. Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2+).

The applicant must:

  • be a not-for-profit corporation,
  • Not directly sell products that are sold by its members
  • have sufficient private revenues to cover 50% of costs for proposed activities, confirmed by 2 years of financial statements.

Application Steps:

1

Applicants must register their intent to submit an application by contacting CanExport Associations (CanExportAssociations@international.gc.ca). , if their organization is new to the program. They will be provided with access to the online system after an initial assessment of eligibility for funding.

2

Previously registered organizations will be automatically contacted before the next application launch.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit a complete draft application that includes:

  1. 1
    a multi-year (minimum three-year) international business development strategy approved by the applicant’s governing body (for example, the Board of Directors);
  2. 2
    the organization’s financial statements from the past two years. 

Other Things to Note:

The 2022-23 application process for projects taking place between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, will be open from November 30, 2021 to January 11, 2022 (noon / 12:00 p.m. EST).

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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