Low-Interest Business and Event Loans


Small Business and Event Lending Program


Mental health conditions or addictions can get in the way of stable employment for many. At Rise, we break down barriers and change futures through our innovative small business services. Rise is the only national charity providing people a path toward sustained self-employment or small businesses ownership. We personalize our services to support each client with a combination of training, resources, mentorship, and low interest microloans. The result? Our clients improve their financial stability and make positive life changes to benefit their families and communities alike.


Rise offers a supportive environment geared to people who’ve experienced barriers resulting from mental health conditions or substance use.


Rise provides:


For more information, contact the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre 519 741 2604 or [email protected]