Ontario is helping small businesses grow by providing better access to government support services and procurement opportunities.

Ontario will designate 33% of its procurement spending to small and medium-sized businesses by 2020, which will be supported by initiatives to improve the process by making it easier for businesses to submit bids.

The province has also launched a new program called Small Business Access, which will provide resources both online and over the phone to make it easier for small businesses to interact with the government and get the support they need. The government is partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and working with small businesses to promote awareness of this new dedicated service.