Heart of Orléans BIA

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Explore The Heart of Orléans

Restaurants, Shops and Services in Orléans, Ottawa

Member Resources

1. Starting a Business

A one-stop shop for permit and license information for all levels of government—federal, provincial, and municipal
Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) provides an insight into your industry’s performance. CIS is a “one-stop shopping” area for industry statistics. It brings together various statistics…

2. Supports and Networks

Resources, events and advocacy for business in Ottawa. With OBOT, The Heart of Orléans BIA helps bring networking breakfasts several times a year to Orléans
Resources and advocacy for Francophone businesses in the National Capital Region. Supports, training and translation to help businesses become more bilingual.
A network focussed on economic development, entrepreneurship, employability and immigration.
Resources, special programs and free workshops for new or established businesses.
Mentoring and support tools for young entrepreneurs

3. Access to Capital

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) is an incorporated non-profit organization working for financial empowerment in the Ottawa area. OCLF arranges loans to start, buy or expand a small business, and professional development loans to increase employability. OCLF provides education in money management and self-employment through community partners.
Eastern Ontario Development Fund helps you receive support to expand your business or bring business to your community in eastern Ontario.
A loan program in collaboration with financial institutions

4. Orléans Resources


Your Elected Representatives

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Your BIA Office

The principal goal of the Orléans Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to attract major knowledge-based employers (e.g., clean technologies, photonics and life sciences) to the area and to encourage the creation of new high quality jobs. In so doing, the Orléans CIP would result in significant improvements to the job-to-household ratio in Orléans. Additionally, the CIP aims to attract new employment-related private sector investment for lands and/or buildings that are underutilized, idled, or in need of repair or renovation.


The plan provides financial incentives for property owners that would encourage investment in the redevelopment of properties that currently, or in the past have been developed. Eligible projects must target a minimum of 15 net new knowledge-based jobs within 10 years of project completion and result in a minimum of 15 immediate net new jobs at time of project completion.

The purpose of the St-Joseph Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to encourage and facilitate development and redevelopment of properties on the street by providing financial incentives to landowners. The CIP benefits private landowners undertaking development projects on private property.


The CIP project area is comprised of private properties fronting on both the north and south sides of St. Joseph Boulevard, covering a length of approximately 4.0 kilometres from Youville Drive in the west to Prestone Drive in the east. Other properties fronting on Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, Place D’Orleans Drive and within portions of the Cumberland Town Centre area are also included within the CIP boundary.

This plan was developed in 2009 and encompasses our vision of a complete street that is walkable, bike friendly and a vibrant sought out destination.

5. Human Resources

To help understand your obligations and responsibilities as an employer, and help ensure that your employees are treated fairly and kept safe while at work.
Payroll accounts, deductions and contributions, summaries and slips.

7. Promoting Bilingualism / Francophone Resources

Tools and resources that can foster economic growth, business development and business outreach, such as:

  • Mentoring and education
  • Low-cost translation services
  • French-language oral communication workshops adapted to the service sector
  • Support to recruit bilingual staff