While most startups in Toronto and beyond opt for integration, some innovative companies are creating legal partnerships. Partnerships are a legal agreement between two or more parties. The contract generally defines the terms of the partnership and the operation of the incentive. A partnership is not a separate legal entity from its owners. Read more: Funding Models for Ontario Investors and Entrepreneurs The guideline addresses relevant processes within programs, projects and the Bilateral Relations Fund, and should be relevant to national focal points, program managers and donor partners. The bilateral guideline aims to provide relevant stakeholders with an overview and clarification of the requirements for strengthening bilateral relations, as well as to provide guidance and proposals for the best practical implementation of these requirements.