The Funding Portal is a comprehensive service that improves access to both government funding and capital markets for key industry sectors in Canada. The portal aggregates information on more than 7,000 sources of funding, providing unique data and analytics products as well as access to partners and services that greatly improve funding outcomes. The portal is a Canadian Exempt Market Dealer portal registered to facilitate access to both government funding and capital markets. More than 17,000 Canadian organizations use The Funding Portal to find funding each month.
The Funding Portal addresses a serious problem the market: the problem is not the amount of funding available to companies to support growth and R&D. In fact, Canada has vibrant capital markets, and governments in Canada provide the second highest level of government support for business in the world. Rather, the problem is access to funding. The Jenkins Report on access to federal R&D concluded that it was nearly impossible for companies to navigate the “densely populated initiatives spanning many departments and agencies at both the federal and provincial levels.”
As your one-stop service, the portal improves:
Funding Data and Analytics
What industry leaders are saying about The Funding Portal:
KPMG works with the Portal to provide access to Canada's rich array of government and tax incentive programs. In today's changing economic landscape, sourcing financing from these programs can give our clients the edge they need to take their business to the next level.
- Elio Luongo, Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, KPMG
Our members report significant challenges identifying the government funding programs that exist and in complying with the application processes—they welcome the launch of The Funding Portal.
- John Reid, President & CEO, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
The Funding Portal is an amazing new tool to assist our clients to access government funding to leverage their growth objectives. Find It and the Portal's Roster save enormous amounts of time and add tremendous value for companies seeking business funding.
- Deborah Weinstein, Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP