Youth Small Business Program

By mmuise

Youth Small Business Program is designed to help youth aged 16 to 29 launch or grow a small business. This program is a great opportunity to learn essential business and financial skills through virtual workshops and business coaching while developing the confidence to run a successful business and can offer a $500 start-up grant to graduates.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a $500 start-up grant.

Deadline: Rolling deadline

The applicant must:

  • have a practical idea to start or grow his own for-profit, small business (any size, both full or part time/seasonal opportunities are welcome),
  • commit to attending all course sessions and submit all assignments,
  • have difficulty obtaining traditional bank financing,
  • self-identify as having experienced a mental health and/or addiction challenges,
  • be between the ages of 16 and 29,
  • be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit the online Rise Financing Application.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will close approximately one week before the cohort start date.

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