RISE Asset Development, a partnership between the Rotman School of Business and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, has launched a Youth Small Business Program for individuals aged 16 – 29 years with a history of mental health or addiction challenges. Youth must live in the GTA to be eligible.
The program includes a group training program where participants will gain practical tools, business knowledge and confidence, while converting their business ideas into viable business plans. Completion of the program offers a $500 financial incentive as start up capital. Qualifying participants are also eligible for RISE financing (up to $25,000 with first loans averaging around $5,000).
See, “Youth Small Business Program,” available at www.riseassetdevelopment.com.