fbpx
Skip to main content

OUR PROGRAMS

NEED HELP FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS IDEA?

Do you have a great business idea but not enough funds to get it off the ground or grow it? We’re here to help you achieve financial independence and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. We help people who face barriers to employment because of mental health or addiction challenges. We don’t just provide low interest loans, we provide encouragement, support, business advice, and resources to help empower you to launch your idea towards success.

  • Small Business Lending

    Are you 16 or older? You can apply for a low-interest loan to launch or grow your small business. In addition to capital, we’ll match you with a mentor who will help you build the skills and confidence to navigate entrepreneurship.  

NEED HELP SHARPENING YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS?

We know that there’s more to starting or growing a business than having access to funds. Our programs can do much more than help out financially. They also provide training, education, and mentorship to help you succeed in business. Our aim is to support and empower you to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams

  • Peer Supported Training

    In-person course 

    This 8-week program will help you create a business plan and develop the skills and confidence to start a small business. You’ll be teamed up with a group of entrepreneurs and a business coach to support you with getting your business off the ground. For adults 30+. 

     * Please note that due to COVID-19, all program activities take place virtually. 

    Applications are currently open!

UNDER 30 AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN?

Rise offers three programs specifically designed to help youth launch their small businesses. Choose the one that’s best for you.

  • EnterpRISEing Youth

    Online course

    This 15-module online entrepreneurship course is delivered through our interactive learning platform, EnterpRISEingYouth.Ca. Go at your own pace to learn critical business skills and how to create a business plan. 

    .

  • EnterpRISEing Youth Plus

    Online & in person

    This 8-week course combines online learning through our interactive platform, EnterpRISEing Youth, with live in-person and virtual support and coaching sessions. 

    * Please note that due to COVID-19, all program activities take place virtually. 

    Applications are currently open!

  • Youth Small Business Program

    In person course

    During this free 10-week course, you’ll work with our professional instructors and volunteer coaches to create a plan, gain confidence and skills needed to turn your business idea into a reality.

    * Please note that due to COVID-19, all program activities take place virtually.

    Applications are currently open! 

Quotation mark Testimonial background

Todd & Saeed

“Rise has focused my business strategy, provided motivation, and helped to open the door to opportunities for me.”