Money for Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs

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About the program

Receive up to $10,000 in funding to start, grow and facilitate innovation within your business upon the completion of a structured training and coaching program for sustainable economic development.

Not currently accepting clients


  • Is a registered business in Ontario and/or is incorporated
  • Employing 1-10 full time equivalent employees equivalent including sole proprietorship, and up to 25 employees for businesses in the hospitality sector
  • Is NOT a franchise, including those individually owned and operated
  • Is NOT a wholesaler or manufacturer
  • Is NOT a not-for-profit or charitable organization

Owned by:

  • Indigenous, Black or racialized individual (mandatory self-identification is required in the application)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents currently living and operating their business in Ontario

Has completed the application process, which includes:

  • Initial application
  • Online training
  • 2 to 10 hours of Business Coaching
  • Completed Business Transformation Plan

Additional Notes

  • May be a home-based business
  • Owners with multiple businesses and/or locations may only apply for one grant
  • French translation assistance will be available for applicants upon request

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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