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Free or Cheap Legal Aid for Canadians

What do you do if you find yourself in need of legal help in Canada, but are unable to afford legal services? This may apply to criminal charges, but also to housing issues, employment law, disability issues, and other civil issues. Although we like to think that we’ll never encounter any legal issues, it can happen to any of us. The Canadian government wants to help ensure that all Canadians have access to legal representation, regardless of

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Government Grants for Farming

You may have heard of agricultural government grants and figured that they are for the giant conglomerates and huge corporate farms. This is true in some cases, but sometimes there are also government grants for beginning farmers or for small farms to expand. This type of government grant is often available because it (like veterans’ benefits) is something that the lawmakers do not want to defund, due to public sentiment

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Top Time-Wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding

Top Time-wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding-Chris-JohnsonYou’ve probably heard the old adage “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” This idea also applies to seeking governments grants. It’s entirely possible to work diligently, but have no success. Here are a few of the ways all your hard work can be wasted.

First are you applying to the right funder? Funding organizations are usually clear about what their funding priorities are, but even when they’re not, there are ways to find out. Why waste your time applying to a funder that will not fund your type of project?

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How to Tell a Story Effectively for a Powerful Grant Proposal

Another article, A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story, describes the benefits of creating an interesting narrative in your grant proposal. Briefly, you get a grant more easily if your proposal tells a story. Most of us are not born storytellers, so we need to learn the elements of a good story, the order to present them, the purpose of each, and how to convey them all in the most effective way.

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Government Grant Funding Help Defray Your Education Cost

Government Grant Funding Can Help Defray Your Education Cost-ChrisJohnson-GrantFundingExpertAre you buying books, school supplies and clothing as you get ready to go back to school? Full-time post-secondary students in Canada can expect to pay about $15,000 on average to cover a year of expenses.

Fortunately, the government offers to assist with your post-secondary education costs. The federal government provides various income tax credits, loans and grants; and exempts scholarships from taxation. Provinces and territories also offer loans, tax credits, and tuition reimbursements.

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Ontario Summer Company Deadline-Business Grants

The-Next-Step-College-Students-Free Government GrantsOntario students, would you like to start a summer company? Right now, you can apply to get up to $3,000 of free grant money and advice on running your summer business in Ontario! The application deadline is May 23, 2014.

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Government Grants for Your Registered Education Saving Plan

money-growDo you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for your child? Remember the age 15 deadline if you have not yet opened an RESP for your child. If your child was born in 1999, this is the year to open an RESP and deposit $2,000 before Dec. 31. You will be rewarded with a $500 matching federal government grant for 2014.

For a newly opened RESP with a 15-year-old beneficiary, you must deposit at least $2,000 in 2014 to qualify for grants in 2015 and 2016. By making optimum catch-up RESP deposits of $5,000 in each of the following two years, you can earn up to $2,000 of federal grants.

If you do nothing in 2014, then in 2015, when your child turns 16, you’d be too late for a government grant for a first-time RESP deposit.

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Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes

How do you think a grant reviewer will see your proposal? Try putting yourself mentally in the place of the reviewer, keeping in mind that he or she has no emotional attachment to your idea, nor any prior background knowledge of why your project would be a good one.Here, we get some hints and insights from professional grant reviewers about what their preferences and pet peeves are (adapted from research by Purdue University).

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The Human Element in Government Grant Funding

Grant funding can sometimes seem like an impersonal process. You find the grant funding you’re interested in, read the guidelines, submit your proposal, then receive notification of whether you’ve gotten the grant funding. After you get the grant funding, you will possibly submit periodic reports on how you’re using the money. It’s entirely possible to do this on an impersonal, faceless basis, but not necessarily desirable.

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Multiple Organizations Awarded Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Grants from TD Financial Literacy Grant FundProsper Canada has announced that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.

The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disadvantaged circumstances across the country. This is the final granting round of the Fund which will end, as scheduled, in December 2015.

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Google Grants Can Help Your Non-Profit or Charitable Organization

If you’re involved with a non-profit or charity, then you should be aware of Google Grants, an in-kind grant worth up to $10,000 USD monthly. An in-kind grant is a good or service that is donated, that you would otherwise have to pay money to get. Although it is not cash, it is still a free grant of something that is valuable to your organization.

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Canadian Government Funding for Your Small Business Innovations

If you have innovative ideas or plans for technological advances in your Canadian small business, you may qualify for government money and technical assistance. The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides technology advice, assistance, and services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help with building innovation

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You Asked for It: More about Unexpected Government Grant Offers

In a previous article, I told you how some questionable companies may try to convince you that you have automatically been awarded a grant, even though you hadn’t applied for one. Some people were interested to find out more, including what to watch out for and who might be targeted. We’ll take a look at what some of the possible signs are that tell you to beware, and also see whether you may be vulnerable to being targeted.

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Are Grants Gifts?

Often, you’ll hear it said that a grant is a gift. I’ve phrased it that way myself. It’s a convenient, shorthand way to differentiate them from loans, to put the emphasis on the fact that they do not have to be repaid.
But in other, important ways, grants are different from gifts, as we like to think of the term.

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” This guide is designed to help make your Internet research easier. They can seem intimidating at the beginning, but most students find them to be some of the more rewarding assignments they do. It’s a chance to take a deep dive into a topic that interests them and to find out something new that they might not have had the chance to learn in school.

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Options for a Second Career

There may come a time in your life when you find that it’s necessary or desirable to train for a second career, so it’s good to know that there are often government grants that will help you learn a new trade. In past times, workers typically stayed in their chosen career from the time after school, until retirement. In our changing economy, though, that’s becoming less common.

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Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants

Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout-Check Out This Scholarship Honoring Vidal Sassoon’s LegacyThe Fall 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship opened on Monday, August 4, with some new and interactive features for aspiring hairstylists and their fans. For the first time in its four years, both the “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarship competitions will allow the public to cast votes on applicants’ entries. Public votes will represent 25% of each applicant’s total score, with the remaining 75% of applicants’ scores determined by a judging panel comprised of esteemed professionals.

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The World is Your Marketplace: Government Grants for Exporting

One of the keys to succeeding in business is scaling your product or service optimally and tapping into new potential markets. Even if what you are selling is a niche offering (of potential appeal to just a particular segment of the market), this niche may exist outside of your own country. For example, if your primary product is sails for sailboats, that’s a select group

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