How to improve workplace equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through business grants

Did you know there are many grants that will give you additional funding to hire underrepresented workers?

Talent Opportunities Program (SWPP)

The Talent Opportunities Program is open to all Canadian employers, providing 50 percent of the wages (to a maximum of $5,000) for each “net new” placement.

Generation Power Youth — Employer-led Pathway

Ever wondered how you can make your workplace a safer place for underrepresented groups? This might be a good place to start. This employer equity training will help build cultural awareness in the workplace and teach employers how to attract and retain Indigenous talent.

Small Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program — Business Online Sales & Marketing Supports

Calling all small Manitoba and Saskatchewan entrepreneurs with disabilities! This grant provides $750 in support to small entrepreneurs in this region. It is designed to access professional services to move business sales online, enhance online services or improve online marketing.

WES Inclusive Women Venture Capital Initiative

This three-year non-repayable contribution program seeks to strengthen and build a more inclusive venture capital environment for Canadian women. It will fund projects and initiatives that strengthen the capacity of women entrepreneurs to access venture capital funding, contribute to increasing representation of women in the venture capital industry or reduce biases in the venture capital industry.

Nova Scotia — Innovate to Opportunity

This Nova Scotia grant allows graduates to begin their career while sharing expertise and innovation in their field.

Mitacs Accelerate Student

From 2009 to 2019, international students enrolled at Canadian universities increased from 6.4 percent to 16.2 percent. Yet, a lot of grants deem international students as ineligible hires. But, Mitacs Accelerate Student allows for the hiring of Canadian students, permanent residents and international students alike!



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