Useful Business Links

Useful Business Links for the Town of Penetanguishene
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Beausoleil First Nation
1 Ogema Street
Christian Island, ON L0K 1C0
Tel: 705-247-2051
Web site:

The Beausoleil First Nation is committed to supporting local Economic Development through the delivery of the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP) to the members of the First Nation.

Better Business Bureau of Mid-Western Ontario
354 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 4L5
Tel: 519-579-3080
Web site:

Promotes relationships between businesses and the public through consumer and business education and voluntary self-regulation.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
151 Ferris Lane P.O. Box 876
Barrie, ON L4M 4Y6
Tel: 705-739-0444
Toll Free: 877-232-2269
Web site:

Promotes and assists small and medium sized businesses in Canada.

Provides loans and loan guarantee, venture capital, and management services.

Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E)
Tel: 888-466-2372
Web site:

BR+E is a community based, volunteer-driven tool to encourage the growth and stability of local business in rural Ontario

Improves competitiveness of local businesses by evaluating and addressing needs and concerns

63, rue Main, C.P. 5099
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 2G3
Tel: 705-671-9983


Promote job creation and reduce under-employment, in particular for women and youth in the community

Assist in creating or expanding local businesses (whether private, co-operative or non-profit)

Ensure greater participation for area francophones in the local economy

Strengthen the local francopone community and its organizations, in particular in the area of financial self-sufficiency

Provide services to the local community, and later, to communities throughout the province (training, consulting, others)

Propose a model that meets our objectives and those of francophones in Ontario, community economic development in Ontario. CALDECH is, to our knowledge, the only francophone economic development corporation (EDC) in Ontario. There are others such as the CCO (Conseil de la Cooperation de l’Ontario / Cooperative counsel of Ontario) who complement our work and with whom we intend to work.

Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC)
401 Bay Street Unit 2004
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Tel : 416-860-1515
Toll Free : 800-268-1148
Web site : www.cmc/

Supports the development of management consulting as a profession

Promotes excellence in the practice of consulting for the benefits of clients, and other management consultants

Offers a free referral service to businesses

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Industry Canada
235 Queen Street 6th Floor West
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5
Tel: 613-946-2576
Web site:

File a complaint

Consumer challenges & solutions

Know your rights

Consumer policy & research

Resources for businesses

Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC)
295 Hagey Boulevard, Suite 15
Waterloo, ON N2L 6R5
Tel: 619-885-5870
Web site:

Assists in the commercialization of technological innovations that create economic benefits

Education programs

Investor assistant programs

Marketing services

Product engineering services

Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)
1200 Montreal Road, Building M-55
Ottawa, ON K1A 0S2
Tel: 613-998-8544
Toll Free: 800-668-1222
Web site:

World leader in circulating information (scientific / technical/ medical)

New developments in research

On-line catalogue

Web consulting services and training

Canadian Business Ontario (CBO)
151 Yonge Street, 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
Tel: 416-775-3456
Tell Free: 800-567-2345
Business Info Line: 888-745-8888
Web site:

Federal and Provincial government information

Information on business start-up, financing, management, expansion, exporting and taxation

Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Trademarks
Place du Portage 1
50 Victoria Street, Room C-114
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9
Tel: 866-997-1936
Web site:


Community Small Business Investment Funds (CSBIF) program
Tel: 800-263-7776
Web site:

CSBIF encourages communities to develop a partnership with local small businesses

Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)
P.O. Box 69
Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Tel: 705-527-7246

A business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of property owners, and tenants within a specified district, who join together with official approval of the city, in a self-help program aimed at stimulating business.

Approximately 125 businesses

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
90 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 200
Toronto, ON M2N 0A4
Tel: 416-326-8700
Toll Free: 800-522-2876
Web site:

Liquor License Act

Gaming Control Act, 1992

Wine content and labeling Act, 2000

Liquor Control Act (Section 3(1) b, e, f, g and 3 (2) a, b)

Charity Lottery Licensing Order-in-Council 2688/93

Industry Canada
Tel: 613-954-5031
Toll Free: 800-328-6189
Web site:

Source of contacts for business management advice, skills development, and software tools

Hosts on-line discussion forums

Directory of businesses who can help you develop your business

“How to” guides, small business articles

Industry Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
1200 Montreal Road M-55
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6
Tel: 613-993-9101
Toll Free: 877-672-2672
Web site:

Assistance in defining technical needs

Locating and making use of technology from foreign sources

Assists financially in product testing, process design, or development

Industry Partnership Proposal Program

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
10th – 900 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A 2E1
Tel: 416-325-9823
Toll Free: 888-576-4444
Web site:

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership supports the creation of new marketing programs and tactics with the help of the Ontario tourism industry

Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario (ICMCO)
401 Bay Street, P.O. Box 20 Suite 2004
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Tel: 416-860-1515
Toll Free: 800-268-1148
Web site:

Assists to advance and support the development of management consulting as a profession and to promote excellence in the practice of consulting for the benefits of clients and management consultants

Offers management seminars, professional development, networking, special events and free referral service to businesses

Ministry of Government Service – Central Production and Verification Services Branch
393 University Avenue Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5G 2M2
Tel: 416-314-8880
Toll Free: 800-361-3223
Web site:


North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation
105 Fourth Street P.O. Box 8
Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Tel: 705-526-1371

Offers financial assistance

Assists with business start-up

Business resource library

Ontario Government Information Centre
34 Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4
Tel: 705-737-0823
Toll Free: 800-267-8097
Web site:

Ontario Government publications

Information on business start-up and taxation

Contact information for ministries and agencies

Ontario Ministry and Tourism / Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Trade (MEDT)
2284 Nursery Road
Midhurst, ON L0L 1X0
Tel: 705-739-5860
Toll Free: 800-380-3163
Web site:

Assistance to investors

Export marketing assistance

Small business assistance

Financial assistance

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
15 Sperling Drive
Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
Tel: 705-721-7330
Web site:

Investigation of food complaints and suspect food poisoning

Implementing food recalls

Providing food safety education and consultation

Enforcement of the Food Premises Regulation

Statistics Canada
R.H. Coats Building
Holland Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6
Tel: 613-951-8116
Toll Free: 800-263-1136
Web site:

National statistical agency

Collects, complies, analyze, abstract, and publish statistical information

Information available on 2011 census

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Tel: 800-959-8281
Web site:

Both federal and provincial levels of government levy

A tax on income from all sources inside or outside of Canada for individual residents of Ontario

Taxes are payable annually and the Federal Government administers and collects the provincial personal income tax at the same time as the federal tax

Federal Corporation Income Tax – Government of Canada, Department of National Revenue
Tel: 80-959-5525
Web site:

The Canadian Government levies an income tax on corporations resident in Canada based on income from all sources inside and outside of Canada

These taxes are payable quarterly to the Department of National Revenue in Ottawa

Federal Excise Tax
Tel: 800-959-2221
Web site:
A federal excise tax is imposed on specific goods, such as jewelry, cigarettes, and alcoholic beverages that are either manufactured in or imported into Canada
Federal Goods and Services Taxes
Tel: 800-959-2221
Web site:
The Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% applies to all goods and services, except basic groceries, prescription drugs, and medical devices
Land Transfer Tax – Government of Ontario, Ministry of Revenue
Tel: 800-263-7965
Web site:
Acquisitions of land by person or corporation are subject to a land transfer tax
Ontario Sales Tax / Retail Sales Tax Branch – Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance
Tel: 800-263-7965
Web site: >

A sales tax is levied by the provincial government on certain goods consumed, used or sold within the province

Retail vendors are required to obtain and license and maintain adequate sales records

Provincial Corporation Income Taxes – Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance
Tel: 800-263-7965
Web site:
Provincial corporation income taxes are calculated on the same basis as the federal tax
Provincial Sales Tax (PST) – Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance
Tel: 800-263-7965
Web site:
8% is added, where applicable, to the retail price before the GST is added