Record #: MET5354
Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 647-232-7473 ; 647-232-RISE
E-Mail info@risehelps.ca
Website risehelps.ca
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Primary Contact Nick Yeo, Director of programs; Phone: 647-232-7473; Email: nyeo@risehelps.ca
Alternate Contact Nick Yeo, Director of programs

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Staff working remotely until further notice, contact via email recommended

Microfinancing, mentorship and support for entrepreneurs

Small Business Lending -- business loans ; business financing up to $10,000

Youth Small Business Program -- for youth 16-29 years ; free 10-week online program including business coaching to develop a viable business plan ; refurbished laptop supplied if needed ; post program grant for business start-up available

EnterpRISEing You -- free self-directed and self-paced online course to develop a viable business plan

Event Lending -- small, short term loans to cover expenses in attending events to showcase or sell your product

Peer Support Start-up Program-- 8-week program includes education, advisory and mentorship sessions


Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm

Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Individuals who self-identify as having current or past mental health and/or addiction challenges, who are are interested in self-employment and are unable to access business financing from mainstream sources ; must reside in Canada and not be in active bankruptcy or in arrears with child support payments or government taxes

Call, email or complete online application ; follow-up meeting with business advisor, business and cash flow plan required, and supporting documentation must be submitted

Languages French - by request
Fees Business advisory and application process services -- free ; interest charged on all financing products

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
2 Carleton St
Suite 1806
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 1J3
Mailing Address 2 Carleton St 
Suite 1806 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5B 1J3
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building ; barrier free washrooms ; braille elevators with lowered buttons

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