As part of the Region of Durham, businesses can network and find support through more than 25 organizations. Below are just a few. Please contact us if you have questions or need a direct contact.

  COVID Business Support

The Town of Ajax’s Economic Development Team is here to help your business succeed.

Contact us for support with:

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Site Selection
  • Market Information
  • Access to Programs & Resources

 Download the Business Support Resources postcard.

Government Funding Opportunities


Ajax Business Network (ABN)

The Town of Ajax Economic Development team provides services to the small and medium sized business community, commonly referred to as the Ajax Business Network or ABN. The team hosts quarterly Ajax Business Network events. These early morning events feature a local business leader who shares and teaches specific business related skills or tools.


Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade believes networking is a vital part of building your business and raising your profile in the local business community. Connect with Ajax-Pickering's foremost business network, and attend your choice of opportunities throughout the year to meet business owners and decision makers and build relationships.


Start Ups and Entrepreneurship


Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

The Business Advisory Centre Durham have workshops on topics related to starting a business and growing your enterprise. Our goal is to provide useful information and knowledge that helps you stay ahead of the game in our constantly changing world. Our seminars and workshops have helped many of our clients to get started and to be successful as well as to network!

BACD tools to help your business pivot to digital.


1855 Accelerator

The vision is to provide support for established high-potential tech and innovation companies to accelerate growth and land within the community.  Located in Downtown Whitby, serving all of Durham Region.


Spark Centre

The Spark Centre serves technology and innovation entrepreneurs who require knowledge and support to launch, develop, and grow. We are dedicated to economic growth and sustainability in Durham Region and Northumberland County. Through Collaboration with funders and stakeholders we are building a world-class innovation centre.


Community Innovation Lab

Community iLab is a unique service provider offering classes, networking and specific support for entrepreneurs. They specialize in women-owned businesses, start-ups for youth and young adults and entrepreneurship for seniors.


Skills and Workforce Development

Durham College


Inspiring learners to create success for themselves and their communities through the best in innovative and transformative education.


Together, we’re leading the way


Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University’s innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world's leading employers.


Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area

Trent University Durham, located within the thriving Greater Toronto Area in Oshawa, offers a truly transformational university experience. As part of a vibrant community of scholars, Trent Durham students benefit from small classes (we have one of the best faculty to student ratios) and a personalized, teaching-focused learning environment. Trent Durham GTA is also known for renowned academic programs across the humanities and social sciences, all with an emphasis on hands-on experience and career-ready skills.


Durham Workforce Authority

Durham Workforce Authority provides detailed data resources to help you build your business plan, plan for employees, and connect with other employment resources. They offer Jobs First Durham that offers various job finding tools, data tools and reports.


Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario provides services for businesses and job seekers. They can assist businesses with support when hiring, including screening, interviewing and sometimes funding. Offices representing Employment Ontario in Ajax include: Agilec, VPI and John Howard Society.