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Futurpreneur logo

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

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The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is a support agency for local economic development in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. A team of professionals offers its services in the following four areas: Consulting and financial support for businesses; Support for community projects and initiatives; Support for development and access to training; Promotion of local economic development.

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Digital Main Street logo

Digital Main Street is a program and service that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of highly trained recent graduates who help main street businesses grow and manage their business through the adoption of digital tools and technology.

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Logo Employment Services Centre

The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) serves job seekers, workers, entrepreneurs and employers in the greater Prescott and Russell region in Ontario. Our non-profit organization was incorporated in 1983. To better serve our clientele, we operate three branches, including the head office in Hawkesbury and offices in Rockland and Embrun.

The Centre provides its various clienteles with many services: employment counselling; psychometric testing; assessment and identification of training and development needs; résumé writing; work placement and on-the-job training; funding for integration-related accessories and workplace accommodations; scholarships; group workshops; visit of businesses; work experience and virtual career exploration activities.

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Centre entrepreneurship Prescott-Russell logo

The Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre [PREC] was formed in recognition that small and medium enterprises [SMEs] are the backbone of Ontario's economy and create jobs, innovation and prosperity.

They help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in the counties of Prescott and Russell by offering information, tools and support during start-up and growth stages of business operation. They also offer seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind.

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. We are the federal institution that leads the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.

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 FedDev Ontario

The Canadian Experiences Fund, delivered by regional development agencies across the country, is a two-year
$58.5-million national program to support communities across Canada to create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences. 

FedDev Ontario was allocated more than $11 million to deliver this Fund in southern Ontario.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation logo

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

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Francophone Community Grants Program

As the province begins its economic recovery, the government is launching the 2020-21 edition of the Francophone Community Grants Program to support Ontario's francophone businesses and community organizations, as well as those that serve French-speaking Ontarians.

The Program has two funding streams: a cultural and community stream open to not-for-profit organizations, and an economic development stream open to businesses serving the French-speaking community. 

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Census Profile, 2016 Census
Champlain, Township [Census subdivision], Ontario and Prescott and Russell, United counties [Census division], Ontario

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