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To promote the development of the economic Francophonie throughout the province, the country and internationally, the FGA is developing an exclusive range of tools and services for Franco-Ontarian businesses and organizations members of the FGA. Get to know more about them!

Government Relations

The FGA will represent the interests of Ontario’s Francophone business community to provincial and federal decision-makers.

It will also provide support and resources to local business groups looking to ensure their voices are heard.

Networking

The FGA will promote and encourage increased networking and synergies among its members.

Offer a selection of exclusive corporates benefits to its members.

Events and Services

The organization will develop a variety of useful tools to help its members develop and grow.

Learning and events: The FGA will organize events—such as inter-municipal, provincial, inter-provincial and, potentially, international gatherings—in support of its members and the Ontario Francophone business community.

Concierge

The FGA offers a concierge service to francophone business people in Ontario in the following areas:

  • Exploring entrepreneurship:
    • Do I have the required profile to become an entrepreneur?
    • Which formula should I use in business, be solo or incorporated?
    • References for workshops and consulting services
  • Setting up a business (self-employment or incorporated business):
    • Risks and benefits of options
    • Implementation stages (legal consultation, process)
  • Government funding for businesses:
    • Loans and grants
    • Incentives for innovation
  • Obtaining public procurement contracts:
    • Ontario and Canadian Government processes
    • Positioning of your company

Members will be able to receive support and referrals to solutions in these four areas from the FGA. For more information, please send an email to: info@fedefranco.ca

Support program for female entrepreneurship

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a particularly negative impact on the economic status of Ontario women. According to a study by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, women’s participation in the labour force has declined by 30 years, jeopardizing the hard-won gender equality of recent decades.

To counter the effect of the pandemic, the FGA is offering a series of women’s entrepreneurship workshops to help women with their entrepreneurial plans and careers, and to close the gender gap.
The 2021-2022 program comprises 9 workshops divided into three blocks:
Block 1: Women in Leadership! (January 2022)
– Block 2: Becoming a Digital EXPERT to Increase Sales (February-March 2022)
– Block 3: Managing work teams in the post-COVID era (October 2021)

Registration is open (limited number of attendees).

This program is available in French only

Membership BECOME a member

Not-for-Profit: Open to any local, regional, or provincial business association based in Ontario.

Corporate: Open to any Ontario business or organization that shares the FGA’s vision and mission and wants to help it achieve its goals.

Individual: Open to any private company, entrepreneur, or business person located in an area not already represented by an associate member.

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