Call for Applications – Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (2023-24) Grant Program

The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism is pleased to announce that the RAISE grant program (2023-24) is now open for applications. Applications for the program must be submitted on or before December 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

This expanded program will provide access to business development training, culturally responsive and tailored business coaching, networking opportunities, and a one-time grant of $10,000 to support Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs.

If you are an Indigenous, Black or other racialized entrepreneur and own a small business in Ontario that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, then you may be eligible. Entrepreneurs who have not previously participated in the RAISE grant program are encouraged to apply to access the enhanced offerings.

Visit the RAISE grant program web portal for more information about program eligibility, eligible expenses and what you need to apply.


Should you have any questions, contact the program team Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, excluding government and statutory holidays. Call toll-free at 1-888-975-5502 or email [email protected]. Video Relay Service (VRS) for Deaf and hard of hearing persons is available at 437-538-4850.

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