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Organization: Rise Asset Development  
Phone Numbers: 647-232-7473 ; 647-232-RISE
Toll-Free: 1-855-464-7473 ; 1-855-464-RISE
105 St George St
Toronto, ON
M5S 3E6
Intersection: St George St and Hoskin Ave
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Jodi Butts - Executive Director
Contacts: Sally Wilkie - Program Manager
416-978-5498 *
Service Description: Microfinancing, mentorship and support for entrepreneurs

Small Business Lending -- low interest business loans * business financing up to $10,000 * in partnership with Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (see separate entry) and University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Youth Small Business Program -- free course for youth 16-29 years to develop a viable business plan * Event Lending -- small loans to cover expenses in attending events to showcase or sell your product * Peer Supported StartUp Program -- education, advisory and mentorship sessions

Fees: Business advisory and application process services -- free * interest charged on all financing products
Application: Call, email or complete online application * follow-up meeting with business advisor, business and cash flow plan required, and supporting documentation must be submitted
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Individuals who have had or currently have mental health and/or addiction challenges, who are are interested in self-employment and are unable to access business financing from mainstream sources
Languages: English ; French
Language Note: by request
Area(s) Served:
Algoma, Barrie & Area, Brampton, Brant, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge–North Dumfries, Chatham – Kent, Cochrane, Collingwood & Area, Dufferin County, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Elgin, Etobicoke, Grey and Bruce, Guelph–Puslinch, Haldimand Norfolk, Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes, Halton, Hamilton, Huron and Perth, Kenora District, Kingston, Kitchener–Waterloo–Wellesley–Wilmot–Woolwich, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, London and Middlesex, Malton, Manitoulin/Sudbury, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Mississauga, Muskoka, Niagara, Nipissing, North Lanark/North Grenville, North York, Northumberland County, Orillia & Area, Ottawa, Oxford and Norfolk, Parry Sound, Peterborough City and County, Prescott/Russell, Quinte, Rainy River District, Renfrew County, Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Rural Hastings, Sarnia – Lambton, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Simcoe, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District, Timiskaming, Toronto, Wellington, Windsor – Essex, Woodbridge, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities

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