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Contact Information
Office Phone 647-232-7473 ; 647-232-RISE
Toll Free Phone 1-855-464-7473 ; 1-855-464-RISE
E-Mail info@risehelps.ca
Website risehelps.ca
Primary Contact Nick Yeo, Lending Program Manager; Phone: 416-978-5498; Email: nyeo@risehelps.ca
Primary Executive Beth Dea, Chief Operating Officer
Address & Map
105 St George St, 8th Flr
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
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Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building ; barrier free washrooms ; braille elevators with lowered buttons
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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 -- for youth 16-29 years ; free in-class course and business coaching to develop a viable business plan ; refurbished laptop supplied if needed ; post program grant for business start-up available
EnterpRISEing Youth -- free online course to develop a viable business plan
EnterpRISEing Youth Plus -- free online and in-class course includes coaching and support

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

Peer Supported Training Program-- education, advisory and mentorship sessions
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility 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
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
Languages English ; French - by request
Fees Business advisory and application process services -- free ; interest charged on all financing products
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Date Updated 03 Dec 2019
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Business Assistance Services ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Business Assistance Services ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Business Financing ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Business Financing ~ Substance Use Disorders ; Youth Business Programs ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Youth Business Programs ~ Substance Use Disorders

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