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 will earn $3000 to assist them with start up costs associated with their new business venture

Through this program, you will:         

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

Requirements – you are eligible if you:        

  • Attend 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.

Application are now OPEN for summer 2024. Please follow the link below for the initial application and the program coordinator will contact you for an interview.

This program is funded by: