Business Support Programs

Business Support ProgramsContact the Temagami Business Development Office for a handbook of funding opportunities: Sabrina Pandolfo


The Corporation of the Municipality of Temagami
7 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 220
Temagami, ON
Phone: 705-569-3421 ext. 207
Fax: 705-569-2834

The Municipality of Temagami aims to support local businesses through providing information regarding business plans, funding application, available services and information relevant to Temagami Municipality.

Marten River Association of Tourist Camp Operators
3271 Hwy #11 North
Marten River, ON
P0H 1T0
Phone: 705-892-2350
Fax: 705-892-2250

Marten River Association of Tourist Camp Operators is a local support network for tourism-related businesses in the Marten River area. They also help in advertising and in making information available in the area via their website.

Temagami and District Chamber of Commerce
7 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 57
Temagami, ON
P0H 2H0
Phone: 705-569-2834
Toll Free: 1-800-661-7609

Originally organized in 1947, the Temagami and District Chamber of Commerce has been promoting the Temagami area for over 50 years.

Temagami Community Foundation
P.O. Box 338
P0H 2H0
Phone: 705-569-3737

It remains the only community foundation in North America founded as a partnership among Aboriginal and other community members, including seasonal residents. The objective of the Temagami Community Foundation ("TCF") is to promote the well-being of all members of the Temagami community by advocating environmental stewardship and awareness; supporting community arts and culture; honouring First Nation heritage; and fostering sustainable community economic development.


Enterprise Temiskaming
325 Farr Drive, P.O. Box 250
Haileybury, ON
P0J 1K0
Phone: 705-672-5155
Fax: 705-647-4442

Enterprise Temiskaming is focused on providing support to start-up and small enterprises during their initial years of development and operation. Entrepreneurs are provided with easy access to business consulting services and information covering management, marketing, technology and financing.

19 Lisgar Street
Room 307
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 3L4
Phone: 705-671-0711
Fax: 705-671-0717

FedNor is a federal regional development organization in Ontario that works with a variety of partners, as both a facilitator and catalyst, to help create an environment in which communities can thrive, businesses can grow and people can prosper.

Labour Market Group
101 Worthington Street East, Suite 238
North Bay, ON
P1B 1G5
Phone: 705-474-0812
Fax: 705-474-2069

The Labour Market Group is one of 21 boards across Ontario that is a not-for-profit, community based organization. The Board consists of volunteers who represent a variety of labour market sectors including Business, Labour, Education, Marginalized Workers, and three levels of government.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
Roberta Bondar Place
70 Foster Drive, Suite 200
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6V8
Phone: 705-945-6700
Fax: 705-945-6701

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is working to build strong, prosperous northern communities and we are pleased to offer seven unique programs to help foster hope and opportunity across Northern Ontario.

South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation
P.O. Box 339
Haileybury, ON
P0J 1K0
Phone: 705-672-3021
Fax: 705-672-5959
Email: &

Loans, Loan guarantees and equity investments to new or existing businesses that have viable business plans, demonstrate personal commitment, help maintain or create jobs, and cannot obtain sufficient financing form other sources.

Temiskaming Development Fund Corporation (Tem Fund)
467 Ferguson Avenue, P.O. Box 869
Haileybury, ON
P0J 1K0
Phone: 705-672-2444
Cell: 705-568-7055
Fax: 705-672-2554
Toll Free: 1-800-362-9819 (applies to 705 area code only)

Temfund is an aggressive, yet selective lender to new and existing businesses in the Resource and Industrial sector within the provincial electoral boundaries of the District of Temiskaming. The primary goal is to promote economic growth within Temiskaming. Defer principle and interest payments for between 3-6 months on loans advanced-maximum $1 M.

The Business Centre – Nipissing and Parry Sound Inc.
Phone: 705-474-0400 ext. 443
Toll free: 1-800-465-1882 ext. 443

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. is a partnership between the City of North Bay, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and various community partners. The office assists in the start-up of new and the expansion of existing businesses.


Communities In Action Fund (CIAF)
447 McKeown Avenue
North Bay, ON
P1B 9S9
Phone: 705-494-4182
Fax: 705-494-4069
Toll free: 1-800-461-9563
Accessible ramp, parking, washroom

The Communities In Action Fund (CIAF) aims to help bring about a physical activity and community sport culture in Ontario by helping local, regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations provide and enhance opportunities for physical activity through community sport and recreation.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
8th Floor, Hearst Block
900 Bay St
Toronto ON
M7A 2E1
Phone: 1-866-668-4429
Fax: 416-325-6688
Website: http://www.ontariocana.../ed_home_en.jsp

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade provides useful information guides for businesses by category.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry (MNDMF)
P.O. Box 6002
280 Armstrong St
New Liskeard ON
P0J 1P0
Phone: 705-670-5755 / 705-647-7392
Fax: 705-670-5818

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry advocates on behalf of Ontario's northern region, as well as on behalf of the province's minerals industry and its forest sector industries. They deliver government programs and services in Northern Ontario and represent the interests of our partners and stakeholders at Queen's Park.

Ontario Business Program Guide

The Ontario Business Program Guide is an online guide to services available to businesses by category.

Rural Economic Development Program (RED)

Rural Economic Development Program
Rural Community Development Branch
1 Stone Road West, 4th Floor NW
Guelph, ON
N1G 4Y2
Phone: 1-888-588-4111
Fax: 519-826-4336

The Rural Economic Development (RED) program assists with the costs of projects that use the power of partnership to create change. The partners might be individuals, businesses, organizations, or municipal governments that share a common goal: to breathe new life into rural communities, make more opportunities to develop skills, and improve access to health care.

280 Armstrong St
New Liskeard ON
P0J 1P0
Phone: 705-647-7391
Fax: 705-647-7390

ServiceOntario can help with setting up PST, workplace safety and the insurance board.

Small Business Enterprise Centre
Website: http://www.ontariocana.../sb_sbec_en.jsp

Our Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) provide entrepreneurs with all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. Each centre is staffed with dedicated business professionals who help you determine what you need to do before, during and after launching your business.

Small Business Agency of Ontario
Website: http://www.ontariocana...ces_sbao_en.jsp
The Small Business Agency of Ontario (SBAO) is an advisory body reporting to Ontario's Minister of

Economic Development and Trade. The agency focuses on improving the interactions between government and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ontario. It provides high-level advice to the minister on key issues affecting the growth and competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses in Ontario.


Business Development Bank of Canada

222 McIntyre Street West
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 2Y8
Phone: 705-495-5700
Fax: 705-495-5707

BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

Canada Business
Phone: 1-888-576-4444
Fax: 1-888-417-0442
Email: http://www.canadabusin...g/page/contact/

Canada Business provides your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations.

Canada Revenue Agency
Phone: http://www.cra-arc.gc....ct/phn-eng.html

The Canada Revenue Agency registers businesses and provides information on business development and taxes.

Service Canada
290 Armstrong Street North
New Liskeard, ON
P0J 1P0
Phone: 1-800-622-6232
Fax: 613-941-1827
Web: http://www1.servicecan.../eng/home.shtml

Service Canada helps to set up Revenue Canada accounts for payroll deductions and GST etc.

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