Partners

Based on the following categories, click the buttons below to reveal a list of our partners.

The Ilderton and Area Business Association (IABA) provides a voice for its members at the municipal and provincial levels of government, encouraging the establishment of businesses and projects that will increase the quality of life for Ilderton and area residents.

I Love Thorndale intends to provide an organized forum for collaborative communication between residents, businesses, and non-profit groups to discuss ideas and take action for positive development and growth within the village of Thorndale.

The Komoka-Kilworth Business Association is a group for local businesses in Komoka to collectively share in ideas to help spur economic growth in its village and to have an outlet for open communication with the local government.

The Strathroy Business Improvement Area (BIA) allows local businesspeople and property owners to join together. With the support of the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, it organizes, finances, and carries out physical improvements and promotes economic development in its district.

The Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit organization that represents Strathroy and area businesses from the grassroots level. It serves as the voice for Strathroy businesses, dedicated to anticipating and serving the needs of its members and community.

The Thames Centre Business Association (TCBA) helps foster growth within the business community in hopes of the development and promotion of business to business, customer growth and recognition that ensures the businesses of the Thames Centre community continue to grow and prosper.

Attache Group Inc. takes care of any information technology needs so that businesses can focus on their operations, maximize revenue, and be more efficient. It provides affordable monitoring and management of all IT assets to ensure smooth operation without any interruptions.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital for more than 75 years, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises across the country.

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) helps its members fuel the economy of the future by growing the businesses of today. It does this by supporting and connecting a vibrant private capital industry with advocacy, research, and education.

Digital Main Street (DMS) is supported by key features that assist main street businesses as they adopt digital tools, technologies and services. Its programs and services include DMS ShopHERE, DMS Future Proof, DMS Ontario Grants, DMS Academy, DMS Lab and DMS Squad.

Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. It is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18 to 39.

INAC Services Limited is North America’s oldest grant writing firm, with specialization in securing government funding since 1987. It charges based on the applicant’s success, as the fee is contingent on the amount of money received through its grant funding and interest-free loan applications.

Ladder HR Solutions, based in London, Ontario, proudly serves businesses across Canada through human resources consulting and career services. Its team consists of specialists and experts in certain areas of interest, but they all have a passion for HR.

Libro Credit Union is a full-service financial institution committed to enriching the lives of its owners and communities. Libro is the largest credit union in southwestern Ontario that earns 100% of its revenue and reinvests 100% of its profits within the region.

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. It proudly serves and responds to the needs of its clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, it provides a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business.

TechAlliance is at the forefront of Southwestern Ontario’s innovation economy as Ontario’s Regional Innovation Centre for London and surrounding areas. It provides advice, experiences, and access to capital to launch startups, accelerate scale-ups and inspire talent.

The Community Futures Network of Canada operates 267 non-profit offices across Canada that provide small business services to people living in rural communities. Each office delivers small business loans, tools, training and events for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.

Community Futures Ontario offers support, financing and assistance with strategic planning for rural Ontario businesses. For 30 years, its 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) have been helping people turn business ideas into reality in rural Ontario.

The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) program supports high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of $150,000 to $500,000 to support all aspects of growth challenges facing them.

The Western Ontario CFDC Association (WOCFDCA) has 20 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) located across Southwestern Ontario that have been helping owners of small to medium-sized businesses for over 25 years.

The Western Ontario Rural Capital (WORC) Pool supports the participating CFDCs with accessing capital for their clients. It enhances lending to small businesses and supports other business activities that align with regional diversification and industry cluster development plans.

Most startups and existing for-profit small businesses in Canada, with gross revenues of $10 million or less, are eligible to apply for loans under the Canada Small Business Financing Program. Such businesses can be corporations, sole proprietors, partnerships or cooperatives.

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario — Canada’s most populous region — as one of the country’s regional development agencies.

The Government of Canada provides industry information on business taxes, financing and grant funding, permits and regulations, intellectual property and copyright, business support, managing employees, innovation, research and development and doing business with the government.

The Government of Ontario provides information about the province’s economy and doing business here, including how to start or grow a business. It also includes economic development opportunities, research funding, tax credits for businesses and the Ontario Budget.

Community Employment Choices supports businesses and job seekers in meeting the labour market needs of Middlesex County through job training information, career planning, job search support, job placement opportunities and incentives, and referrals to community resources.

The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board works to provide stakeholders with quality labour market information that results in a thriving economy. Its aim is to help improve the coordination of community responses to labour market issues and needs.

Invest in Middlesex is the region’s department for economic development. It works in collaboration with municipal partners by supporting the creation of new businesses, expansion of existing businesses and attraction of companies that generate meaningful employment and share its values.

Middlesex County is composed of eight municipalities, including an array of burgeoning commercial industries and small businesses.  It has also become a strategic location for commercial trade due to its proximity and access to major highways, airports, railway lines, and ports.

Middlesex County Library is a system of 15 libraries that provide free access to quality materials and resources to all residents of Middlesex County.
Its libraries are staffed by over 70 dedicated, friendly and helpful community members.

The Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership supports its community around issues of common concern by assuming a leadership role in helping in the identification and validation process of local labour market needs, issues, gaps, trends and opportunities.

Visit Middlesex County is the region’s department for tourism, working to ensure that Middlesex County is a destination for adventure and escape. Discover its charming small town and rural communities, culture, food, shopping and natural destinations.

Work in Middlesex supports employers and workers across Middlesex County in the recruitment and job seeking processes. Its free online tool enables local businesses, non-profits, and charities to post job listings for potential candidates.

The Township of Adelaide Metcalfe formed in 2001 with the amalgamation of the former Township of Adelaide and the Township of Metcalfe. It is situated in western Middlesex County — north of the Town of Strathroy — and has a population of just under 3,000 people.

The Township of Lucan Biddulph is a rural picturesque farming community that includes the urban settlements of Lucan and Granton. It is centrally located in Southwestern Ontario, situated less than a half-hour from London. Click here to view its Community Improvement Plan.

The Municipality of Middlesex Centre and its rural heritage make it a perfect place to spend a day. From golfing, to visiting area farmer’s markets, to splashing at neighbourhood parks, Middlesex Centre offers some great outdoor experiences. Click here to view its Community Improvement Plan.

The Municipality of North Middlesex formed in 2001 with the amalgamation of the Townships of McGillivray, East Williams, and West Williams, the Town of Parkhill and the Village of Ailsa Craig. It has an excellent agricultural base and two urban centres. Click here to view its Community Improvement Plan.

The Municipality of Southwest Middlesex is a mostly rural, full-service community with a population of approximately 5,800 people, including the Villages of Glencoe and Wardsville. It is centrally located between Highways 401 and 402. Click here to view its Community Improvement Plan.

The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is located 40 kilometres west of London. As the largest municipality in Middlesex County, it offers a pleasant mix of charming urban centres and beautiful rural landscapes. Click here to view its Community Improvement Plan.

The Municipality of Thames Centre is a thriving and growing community located on the eastern edge of Middlesex County. Residents are proud of its magnificent natural areas and recreation facilities, and its public schools and libraries are second to none.

The Village of Newbury is located in the southwestern corner of Middlesex County, entirely surrounded by the municipality of Southwest Middlesex. The Four Counties Health Services Hospital is based in Newbury and is a part of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance.