Scadding Court Community Centre
  • Phone :

    416.392.0335

  • Address :

    707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6

  • Email :

    scccinfo@scaddingcourt.org

TURN YOUR BUSINESS IDEA INTO REALITY WITH OUR HANDS-ON TESTING & TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NEWCOMERS.

WHAT IS NEH?

In partnership with Ryerson’s University’s Diversity Institute, and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, NEH offers:

  • FREE training and mentorship for businesses of all sizes and stages,
  • Settlement and supportive services
  • Networking and funding opportunities.
  • Most importantly — access to affordable testing opportunities.
TRAINING NETWORKING MENTORSHIP TESTING PRODUCTS CHILDCARE ENGLISH
Saturdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
April 21 – May 19
1 Tuesday a month
May – November
May – November May – November while training for business owners

READY TO START?

Have questions? Contact Ayaa at amoh@scaddingcourt.org or by calling 416.392.0335

  1. You get in touch. We set up an assessment appointment where we get to know you better – your idea and your needs. Now you are registered on our FREE program!
  2. We show you a menu of helpful resources we have and we discuss with you what would best suit your needs: training, mentorship, childminding, settlement & language services, networking events, funding, legal help, marketing support, commercial kitchen rental at affordable rates, and opportunities to access temporary and permanent locations where you can sell your products, offer your services and test your business model.
  3. You test your products – we have subsidies you can easily access
TRAINING MODULE 1 TRAINING MODULE 2 TRAINING MODULE 3 TRAINING MODULE 4 TRAINING MODULE 5
Orientation
Starting a business in Canada
The many hats of an Entrepreneur
Business model canvas – Part I
Develop a unique value proposition
Finance 101
Canadian financing landscape
Setting prices & maximizing sales
Financial accounting
Preparing for business model testing
Market tours
Business plan workshop
Marketing – The 4 Ps
Build a brand
Hiring staff
Business model canvas – Part II
All things legal
Conversation Circle
Business vocabulary
Conversation Circle
Finance vocabulary
Conversation Circle
Sales vocabulary
Conversation Circle
Marketing vocabulary
Conversation Circle
Legal vocabulary

We will also pair you up with mentors – people who has the experience to help you out with the specific challenges of your type of business. And don’t forget to check out our Networking events!

NEH offers a monthly FREE networking event on every last Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 8 PM at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St W – Bathrust and Dundas). Each session is packed with information, has a guest speaker as well as time for you to chat and get to know others.

You can see below the dates of all NEH’s NETWORKING TUESDAYS, but it’s also good to follow us on social media to get updates and details about other opportunities.

Why do people talk so much about networking? Because networking can really help you open and grow your business.

Networking can improve you open and grow your business
Most of the time, networking is free. (Our sessions of networking surely are!)

  • It connects you with people who understands what you are going through, with whom you can work with or learn from. Just don’t forget that this is all about mutual benefits. Sometimes you help, sometimes you are helped. It’s a circle of trust and support.Networking can lead to help and good advice, but it can also turn in to business opportunities. The potential is there!
  • It boosts your confidence (just give yourself some time) and help you develop friendships. For those struggling to communicate in English, networking is also a great tool to improve their language skills.
NEH’s NETWORKING TUESDAYS
6:00pm – 8:00pm at Scadding Court
May 29
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 30
November 27

Through Scadding Court, NEH can provide you with extra support while you develop your business. This support includes, for instance:

  • Information and orientation;
  • Translation and interpretation;
  • Supportive counselling;
  • Childminding;
  • Tokens for transportation.

Entrepreneur need to have a chance to go out there and test their ideas & products in a real life situation. NEH offers opportunities for you to test your business model in a risk-controlled environment.

Testing opportunities offered through this program include:

Or you can try one of the TEMPORARY MARKETS we already have line-up for you:

  • 707 Night Market:
    Starting in June, Scadding Court will hold a monthly Night Market at Bathrust and Dundas, from 5-11PM. Stay tuned to get more details soon!
  • Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM):
    Presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre, – WAM brings together a mix of local artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers during all weekends from May 19 to Oct 6, to the HTO Park. With an average weekend foot traffic of 10,000/day, we estimate total attendance will be over 500,000+.
  • Right On Target Night Market:
    With affordable rates and an average of 1,800 visitors per market, Right on Target lets you get out of Toronto to test your ideas & products in a different environment. Settled inside a 50,000 sq feet retail unit (a former Target store), these monthly Night Markets are packed with free activities to attract buyers to you.