Summer Company


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Students can explore their entrepreneurial side this summer with the Summer Company Program.

The Summer Company program application deadline has been extended to June 3, 201.   The Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment has also increased the number of students we can have in our program.  This is great news for youth entrepreneurs.

The Summer Company program is open to all Ontario students between 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall.  The program is 8 – 12 weeks long and allows students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams with the financial assistance of the Ontario government.   Students can receive up to $1,500 at the start and up to $1,500 on the successful completion of the program.  The Summer Company program provides practical hands-on training, mentoring and the essential skills to learn to run their business.

The Summer Company program is funded by the Ontario government and in Durham; the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) manages this program. This successful program started in 2001 and has supported close to 2500 students and 99% of past participants would recommend the program to their friends.

For more information on the program and it’s requirements contact:  Ryan Ounjian, Summer Company Program Coordinator (905) 668-4949 or

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For more information on BACD, contact:

Teresa Shaver

Executive Director

(905) 668-4949