Summer Company

Program Description: 

Summer Company provides students aged 15 to 29 the opportunity to start their own small business venture over the course of the summer. Students can earn up to $3,000 in grant funding to help develop their business plan, and to assist the start-up of their new business venture.

Through this program, you will get:         

  • Start-up money to kick-off a new summer business.        
  • Professional Development Workshops from local community members.        
  • Advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running.

Requirements – you are eligible if you:        

  • Go to high school, college or university in Ontario;
  • Are an Ontario resident and Canadian citizen;
  • Are between 15 to 29 years old (if under 18: a parent or guardian must sign the agreement for the applicant);
  • Are not already running a business;
  • Are not working more than 12 hours per week at another job during the program;
  • Are returning to school after the program ends.

You cannot apply again, if you have received a Summer Company grant in the past. 

Successful Summer Company applicants receive up to $1,500 to start-up their business and a second $1,500 upon the completion of all program requirements.