Useful Business Links

Arthur Chamber of Commerce

We provide networking opportunities with fellow business people in our community.  We provide a direct line of communication to the Ontario and Canadian Chamber of Commerce to influence their position on issues and legislation.

BizPaL

BizPaL is your Canadian online source of information on permits and licences.

Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution wholly owned by the government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small businesses, with a particular focus on the technology and export sectors of the economy.

Canada Business Network : Government Services for Entrepreneurs

Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in many communities across their region, providing you with numerous service access points.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

As the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster a strong, competitive, and profitable economic environment that benefits, not only business, but all Canadians.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories.

Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Chambers provide an avenue for the business people in a community to create a positive business environment and provide a vehicle to promote their region to the outside world. The chamber also provides an opportunity for those people who create local jobs and drive their local economy to work with the governments and the public to build a better community.

Connect Legal

Connect Legal is a registered charity that provides free legal services for small businesses. This guide provides an overview of some of the legal issues you should be thinking of as a small business owner.

East Wellington Chamber of Commerce

EWCC is a non-profit business community organization, driven and building on existing strengths to create a strong, vibrant and healthy local economy. We are transitioning into the new economy through business collaboration, inviting innovative ideas and methods to constructively and proactively support business growth. 

Elora Business Emprovement Area (BIA)

The Elora BIA is a geographical area comprised of approximately 80 businesses in the core of Elora governed by an executive committee. With support from the municipality, the BIA promotes economic development and carries out physical improvement.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member's development, both individually and collectively, towards improving their competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business. 

Fergus Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The purpose of the Fergus Business Improvement Area is to improve, beautify and maintain public lands and buildings within the BIA, beyond that which is provided by the municipality at large and to promote the area as a business and shopping area.

Foundation for Rural Living

Founded in 1979, FRL is an initiative to stimulate investment to revitalize rural communities faced with persistent struggles in achieving social, economic and cultural opportunities. 

Grand River Conservation Authority

The (GRCA) has initiated a new programme to address existing and emerging water management issues for the watershed. The plan will focus on securing water supply for future growth, preserving and improving water quality, and flood damage reduction. It will include local objectives for Centre Wellington.

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of business contributing to economic growth, profitability, competitiveness and community involvement for all types of business and business people in Guelph.

Guelph Wellington Business Enterprise Centre

Small business is a vital part of our community and economic growth, the committed staff at GWBEC are proud to play a role in the development of those businesses.  

Minto Chamber of Commerce

The Minto Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization and depends on the support of the local business community and active participation from many of the members to pursue our worthy mission. As a larger group with representation from every corner of the town, we are working closely with local government and other organizations to ensure the voice of local business is heard and plays a role in the future direction of our community.

Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce

The object of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to promote and improve trade and commerce and the civic, commercial and industrial progress of the district served by the organization. The Chamber is open to membership from any individual, business or civic group wishing to promote and improve our region.

Northern Lights Canada

Provides employment services in 19 locations in central and eastern Ontario, including vocational rehabilitation and corporate training.

Ontario Business Programme Guide

The Ontario government's free, online directory of tax incentives, tax credits and government support programmes for business.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

To foster sustained economic growth as the "Voice of Business in Ontario". As the most diverse and representational business group in the province, the OCC works closely with governments, labour, academia, other business associations and various groups to create a stronger and more vibrant economy in Ontario.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Here you will find information on Ontario's agri-food industry and rural communities and the services and programmes OMAFRA provides.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation

Ontario ministry offering programmes, services and tools businesses need to innovate and compete in today's fast-changing global economy.

Regional Tourism Organization 4

Tourism Region 4 encompasses Huron County, Perth County, Waterloo Region and Wellington County.

Rural Ontario Institute

A catalyst for dialogue, collaboration and action on issues facing rural Ontario and delivers leadership training and development to ensure that rural contributes to a healthy vibrant Ontario. 

Second Chance Employment Counselling (Wellington)

If you want to work we want to help. 

ServiceOntario

Fast, friendly and easy access to Ontario government information and services.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada provides economic, social and census data.

St. George's Centre ESL

Wellington Centre for Continuing Education  

Wellington Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation

The Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation WWCFDC) is a federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, governed by volunteers in partnership with Industry Canada. The services provided by the WWCFDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of the Region of Waterloo and the County of Wellington. The WWCFDC focuses on job creation through community strategic planning and by providing funding and advisory services to area businesses. Economic development support, business consulting and business loans are available to all businesses and residents of rural areas of the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo. 

Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

Providing guidance regarding important workforce and employment challenges facing Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin.