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.

Ajax Business Network

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

BACD tools to help your business pivot to digital.

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 over 60 opportunities through-out the year to meet business-owners and decision makers and build relationships.


The Business Advisory Centre of Durham and 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!

Community Innovation Lab

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

Downtown Ajax BIA

The Downtown Ajax BIA (Business Improvement Area) helps connect local businesses and residents. They represent dozens of businesses serving Downtown Ajax, a vibrant, growing and diverse community.

Durham Workforce Authority (DWA)

DWA provides detailed data resources to help your build your business plan, plan for employees, and connect with other employment resources. They offer the Durham Data Portal that offers various data reports. Have a data need? Ask DWA.

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.

Pickering Village BIA

The Pickering Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) membership includes a diverse variety of retail shops, restaurants, and professional services. They seek to promote their member businesses and welcome locals and visitors to our community.

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.