Owen Sound, Ontario

Self Employment Assistance

Self Employment Assistance


To assist unemployed persons to become self employed by starting a viable business.

Key Elements of SE

The key elements of SE which focus on the needs of the individual eligible participant are:
Client orientation sessions to enable the eligible participants to assess risk and opportunities of self-employment and personal suitability;
Support and workshops to enable potential eligible participants to develop business concepts;
Mechanism for review of the viability of proposed business plans;
Agreement to support approved eligible participants with the development and implementation of their business plans, based on participant eligibility and viability of their business plans;
Provision of income support for eligible participants in the SE program;
Business development support, including workshops, coaching and access to specific business implementation training; and
On-site monitoring of the implementation of the business plans.