Business support and Mentorship

Social Enterprise Guide

If you’re a non-profit organization thinking about creating or already developing a new enterprise, or if you are expanding/formalizing your existing revenue-generating programs, then this Guide is for you. This guide offers insight in the form of a FREE e-book which you can download at the website. 

Thunder Bay Entrepreneur Centre

Thunder Bay Entrepreneur Centre aims to help with community information, connecting with others, assistance in site selection and labour market information. They provide one-on-one Business Mentorship in the region to help guide you with your business plan or idea. 

They also offer FREE and confidential small business consulting services to both new and existing small businesses

They offer business guides, services and support for business development retention and expansion. 

Check out their website for more information!


PARO Centre for Womens Enterprise

Offers help with customised funding and marketing strategies, if you want to increase the effectiveness of your business through customise training and coaching. PARO's mission is to enhance the success of all women to full fill their dreams and hopes in Northern Ontario by matching Mentors with Mentees in a relationship that will benefit the participants.


The North West Innovation Center

The North West Innovation Center aims to create jobs, help with growth, improve technology, encourage co-operation with other businesses and help support new projects. NW Innovation also connects entrepreneurs with community mentors who can provide you with expert advice and share in your journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. They have a vast amount of resources to launch and grow your business. Check out their website and what they can do for you.


Certified Aboriginal Business Program (CAB)

This is a unique resource that you can use to become a recognized Aboriginal Business. CCAB's CAB program certifies that Aboriginal businesses are 51% or more owned and controlled by an Aboriginal person(s). The CAB program ensures that Aboriginal businesses are easily identified by industry, government and other organizations and certified businesses can promote themselves using the designated CAB logo.

Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program (ABMP)

CCAB’s Mentorship program pairs Aboriginal entrepreneurs with experienced mentors to help them take their business to the next level. Entrepreneurs gain expert advice from industry leaders. Protégés choose the mentor that best fits their needs from a roster of available mentors.

Mentorship support is provided through in-person meetings between protégés and mentors or via email, telephone or Skype depending on the location of the participants. CCAB provides the initial introduction between matched participants. After that, all meetings are coordinated by the mentors and protégés directly.


The SEE is striving to support and connect young changemakers in Northern Ontario. The SEE provides business mentorship and will help connect you to any information you need! 
Contact the SEE to see how they can help you! Visit their facebook page for more information!

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