Thursday, November 5, 2015
$60,000 in Grants Available to NAO Graduates
Canadian National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) graduates who are between 18 and 29 years old and reside in Ontario are eligible to apply for up to $60,000 in non-payable grant, and those who are 30 years old and over are eligible to apply for up to $30,000 under the Smart Start Seed Fund from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
The money must go to start up costs of your osteopathy clinic and is non-payable (this is a grant, not a loan). Each grant comes with its own criteria and rules, but they all require that a start-up osteopathy clinic be endorsed and that the cash investment be matched by a third, non-government source (such as the manual osteopath). Your clinic must be located in Ontario, and be incorporated. You must be the director or majority shareholder of your osteopathic clinic. The clinic must be less than 3 years old and you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.