Monthly Archives: May 2016

Immigrant Entrepreneur Profile: Praveen Udagani of Flaxy Inc.

 As a boy in India, Praveen Udagani was regularly served flax seed by his mother, and especially enjoyed eating it mixed into yogurt and rice dishes.   Many decades later, Praveen is living in Canada and working to showcase this idea of flax seed as a tasty and nutritious topping. With financial support provided by his… Read More


Hiring Grants and Wage Subsidies for Agricultural Businesses in 2016

Today’s guest blog post comes from Mentor Works, a business support enterprise specializing in accessing government funding. Author Jeff Shepherd describes hiring grants that may be of interest to your business. Research by REAPontario and others indicates that many immigrant entrepreneurs work long hours, have little time to explore potential business supports, and often struggle… Read More


In Hamilton, big things sprouting from a little seed

The REAPontario research team has been visiting immigrant entrepreneurs and some of the places where they sell their products to the public. We would like to share what we are learning in a series of articles profiling some of these people and places. Up first, the Mustard Seed Co-operative, a full service grocery store located… Read More