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The Township of Schreiber Municipal Staff are committed to providing assistance to all existing and potential business owners. The Township of Schreiber is available to provide assistance and direction to all business owners and entrepreneurs looking to bring a business venture to our community. They are an excellent resource for new businesses for general business advice and brainstorming possible ideas.

For more information on the assistance available to businesses by the Township of Schreiber, please contact:

Dominique Charbonneau – Community Economic Development Coordinator

P.O. Box 40, 204 Alberta St., Schreiber, Ontario P0T 2S0
L: (807) 824-2711 ext. 233

Please Note: Transient Trader’s and Home-Based Businesses are welcomed in the Township of Schreiber but do require a license under the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber’s By-Law 03-2004-transient-traders-home-based-businesses

Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC)

Superior North CFDC provides support to new and existing businesses by offering assistance on accessing financing, business planning, and general business advice.  If thinking of starting a business in Schreiber, Superior North CFDC should be your first phone call.  The organization also supports community economic development by assisting municipalities located within its catchment area to strengthen and diversify their economies.   As a community-based, non-profit organization, Superior North CFDC is run by a board of local volunteers. It is staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities.
For more information visit the SNCFDC website or please feel free to contact:
Ron Salo, General Manager
7 Mill Road, Terrace Bay, Ontario P0T 2W0
L: (807) 825-4505 ext. 1
T: 1-888-445-9999

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is a crown corporation and development agency of the Ontario government that invests in northern businesses and municipalities through conditional contributions, forgivable performance loans, incentive term loans and loan guarantees. Today, the NOHFC is interested in hearing how your business plans will benefit the North and create jobs for the region. We encourage you to browse our five funding programs that can help you launch or sustain your business. download-1

For more information visit the NOHFC website, visit your local Service Ontario Location or contact the NOHFC:

L: (705) 945-6700
T: 1-800-461-8329

Northwest Employment Works (N.E.W)

newNorthwest Employment Works is an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering a variety of programs & services geared to helping job seekers & employers achieve their job search & recruitment & training goals.

Their goal is to provide you with one stop access to employment programs and services through respectful, flexible and personalized service. They offer a wide range of resources, supports and service components to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals, HR planning services to satisfy the skilled labour needs of employers, help to individuals on a path to higher skill training and employment.

They offer:

  • HR planning services to satisfy the skilled labour needs of employers Access to a pool of qualified job seekers
  • Ability to post employment opportunities free of charge
  • Support for your human resource planning and recruitment Open  communication

Our Job Development team is here to work on your behalf to:

  • Respond to your hiring needs immediately by advertising available jobs in your business, free of charge, on our Job Boards and our Job Bank and within the community
  • Accept resumes and prepare a preliminary short list for you based on the skills and qualifications you seek
  • Provide an employee that will become a valuable and productive member of your team in the shortest time possible.

For more information visit their website or please feel free to contact:

Greg Vallance – Employment Advisor
P.O. Box 100, 52 Peninsula RD., North Block, Suite 111, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
L: (807) 229-3223
T: 1-800-622-1662


Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneurship Centre (EC) – Thunder Bay Community Economic Developement Commission (CEDC)

cedc_logo_colThe Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is funded through a partnership between the Province of Ontario and the City of Thunder Bay. It offers free and confidential small business counselling services to both new and existing small businesses.
Services range from providing information on various business topics to one on one consultations with a Small Business Counsellor.  Other business services include:
  • Various Small Business Seminars
  • Guides and information packages specific to starting a business in Northwestern Ontario
  • Information on government programs and services and other financial programs
  • Assistance with preparing a business plan
  • Referrals to various agencies or resources
  • Programs including Summer Company and the High School Business Plan Competition
The following guides can help a new business starting out:
For more information visit their website or please feel free to contact:
Ryan Moore – Development Officer
P.O. Box 800, 34 Cumberland Street North, Suite 201, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5K4
L: (807) 625-3972
T: 1-800-668-9360

Canada Business Ontario (CBO)

cboeng-1Canada Buiness Ontario (CBO) is part of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Their goal is to help Ontario entrepreneurs gain access to government business information. As a member of the Canada Business Network, CBO strives to provide accurate and relevant information to help you plan for, begin, expand or exit your business.

For more information about Canada Business Ontario visit their Website or to connect with a business information officer, please contact:

Canada Business Ontario

151 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W7
T: 1-888-576-4444
E: Contact Form

 Paro Centre for Women’s Enterprises

logoParo Centre for Women’s Enterprises is one of Canada’s most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote comunity economic development across the North of Ontario.

For more information on please visit their Website or contact them:

Headquater Office

110-105 May St. North, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3N9
L: (807) 625-0317
T: 1-800-584-0252

Futurpreneur Canada

futurpreneur-logo-1Futurpreneur Canada has been funding the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.
For more information on Futurpreneur Canada visit their Website or contact:
Ontario Futurpreneur Regional Office
133 Richmond St. West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L3
L: (416) 408-2923
T: (866) 646-2922
E: Contact Form

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

logoforwebThe Nisnawbe Aski Development Fund is a non-profit Aboriginal Finanical Institution (AFI) providing business financing and support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to establish, expand, or acquire a business in remote, rural and urban communities in Northen Ontario.
For more information on the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund please visit their Website or contact:
Thunder Bay Office
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 1H3
L: (807) 623-5397
T: (800) 465-6821

Business Development Bank of Canada

header_section_home_enThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution owned by the government of Canada. It delivers financial and consulting services that complement those of private sector financial institutions.  The BDC is different than regular chartered banks in that it offer both financing solutions (long term financing, venture capital, subordinate financing) and consulting services.  BDC’s innovative term financing features fixed or floating rates and repayment schedules up to 20 years, tailored to your working capital needs. Project-based financing and a comprehensive approach to risk assessment allows BDC to help businesses whose financial needs exceed the parameters of traditional financing.
For more information on BDC visit their Website or contact:
Thunder Bay BDC Business Centre
1136 Alloy Drive Suite 102, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6M9
L: (807) 346-1796
T: 1-888-463-6232download-2

Service Ontario – Gateway for Starting a Business

Service Ontario’s Starting a Business website provides information on starting a small business and links to resources available to small business.  Some topics include: business types (ex. incorporating), business plan creation, marketing, financing options, funding programs, E-Business, and regulations.
For more information visit their Website.

Financial Institution

Bank of Montreal – Chartered Bank with a branch in Schreiber