TORONTO 8mdash; On October 3, Hydro One and the Canadian Aboriginal Business Council (CCAB) launched applications for the Hydro One Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Grant to support Aboriginal-owned businesses across Ontario. Last year, Hydro One Indigenous Entrepreneurship Grants helped 28 Indigenous-owned businesses that were struggling to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Design, print and finishing company and grant recipient MTS Native Services used the funding to upgrade its technology and better serve its customers.
Monica Staats, owner and manager of MTS Native Services, said:
“CCAB is proud of our partnerships that support Indigenous businesses and we are pleased to once again partner with Hydro One and their grants program to support Indigenous businesses based in Ontario. continues its journey towards reconciliation, demonstrating its leadership in relations with Indigenous Peoples and its commitment to the prosperity of Indigenous communities.”
Based on eligibility criteria, Hydro One and CCAB will select eight companies to receive a $7,500 grant and 20 companies to receive a $2,500 grant. All recipients also receive CCAB membership. Indigenous owned businesses are invited to review eligibility criteria and apply for Hydro One Indigenous Entrepreneurship Grants at www.HydroOne.com/CCABgrants. Applications are being accepted until October 31, 2022.