The Youth Small Business Program is now accepting applications!
Like a beginner’s business school, our Youth Small Business Program can help jump–start your idea and make it a reality. Designed to help youth aged 16 to 29 launch or grow a small business, this program is an opportunity to learn foundational business and financial skills through virtual in-person workshops and entrepreneurship coaching that will help you develop the confidence to run a successful business.
Participants will be eligible for a $500 award upon successful completion of the program.
Those without access to a computer will be provided with a laptop.
Graduates may be able to obtain a loan from Rise to start or expand a business.
Applicants for this program should have all the following characteristics:
Have a practical idea to start or grow your own for-profit, small business (any size, either full or part time/seasonal opportunities are welcome), and be looking to start this within the next 12 months.
Commit to attend all course sessions and submit all assignments.
Self-identify as having experienced a mental health or addiction challenges.
Be between the ages of 16 and 29.
Be a resident of Ontario
Spaces are limited so apply now!
Please read the entire application and complete every section to the best of your ability. If you have any questions, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to speak to someone on the phone, you can reach us at 1 855 464 RISE (7473)