Business Resources

The Township of Wellington North is associated with a number of Economic Development organizations and associations which can help to support you and your business.

Grants Available in Wellington County
Rural Water Quality Program Grants Available in Wellington County
Financial assistance through the Rural Water Quality Program (RWQP) is available to qualified landowners to share in the cost of selected projects that improve ans protect water quality.


Arthur Chamber of Commerce & Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce:
The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote and improve trade and commerce and the civic, commercial and industrial progress of the district served by the organization. The Chamber is open to membership from any individual, business or civic group wishing to promote and improve our region. The membership is global with representatives from all walks of life. The executive is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, four directors at large plus standing committee chairpersons for Membership and Insurance. As a larger group with representation from every corner of the town, we are working closely with local government and other organizations to ensure the voice of local business is heard and plays a role in the future direction of our community.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers, incorporated to facilitate each member's development, both individually and collectively, towards improving their competitiveness as a strong community infrastructure of world-class business.


Grand River Conservation Authority

Grand River Conservation Authority
The (GRCA) has initiated a new program to address existing and emerging water management issues for the watershed. The plan will focus on securing water supply for future growth, preserving and improving water quality, and flood damage reduction. It will include local objectives for Centre Wellington.



Guelph Wellington Business Enterprise CentreGuelph Wellington Business Enterprise Centre
Small business is a vital part of our community and economic growth, the committed staff at GWBEC are proud to play a role in the development of those businesses.


Business Advisor in Residence
Do you want to start or grow your business? 
To book a free 1 hour consultation with a Business Advisor in one of the locations, call 519-826-4701.


Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership:
The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) was established in 2009 as one of 35 LIPs across Ontario funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The City of Guelph became the home of the GWLIP and continues to host the project and its staffers.The GWLIP is steered by a leadership council whose members represent organizations that provide settlement, health care, and social services; sectors such as government, education and business; and community organizations such as ethno-cultural, faith, and youth groups. Newcomers, immigrants, and community members interested in immigration issues are also welcome



Agilec Mount Fores
The Mount Forest location is one of  21 locations providing employment services in central and eastern Ontario, including vocational rehabilitation and corporate training.


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Here you will find information on Ontario's agri-food industry and rural communities and the services and programmes OMAFRA provides.


Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Ontario ministry offering programs, services and tools businesses need to innovate and compete in today's fast-changing global economy.



Regional Tourism Organization 4
Tourism Region 4 encompasses Huron County, Perth County, Waterloo Region and Wellington County. RT0 4 was incorporated in October 2010 pursuant to the Ontario Ministry of Toursim’s request to create an organization that will coordinate the diverse interests of the tourism industry to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and destination management.




Rural Ontario Institute A catalyst for dialogue, collaboration and action on issues  facing rural Ontario and delivers leadership training and  development to ensure that rural contributes to a healthy vibrant Ontario.


Saugeen Economic Development Corporation & Wellington Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC) are federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, governed by volunteers in partnership with Industry Canada. The services provided by the SEDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of Grey County as well as the Township of Wellington North and Town of Minto in Wellington County. The services provided by the WWCFDC exist to promote economic growth and community development of the Region of Waterloo and the County of Wellington. Both organizations focuses on job creation through community strategic planning and by providing funding and advisory services to area businesses. Economic development support, business consulting and business loans are available to all businesses and residents of rural areas of the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo and Grey County.



Wellington County Learning Centre
The Wellington County Learning Centre located in Arthur provides residents of the County with a vital learning service and with information about literacy issues. Our varied programs and services are key community resources which allow anyone the opportunity to maximize their ability to learn.



Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
Providing guidance regarding important workforce and employment challenges facing Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin