Patricia Area Community Endeavours

Site: Patricia Area Community Endeavours

Service: Business and Community Development

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Encourages local community and economic development through provision of small business loans, non-profit funding, counselling and support to entrepreneurs and community groups
Agency Services
Description (Service) Assists communities with the following services: 
  • Offers guidance for funding application processes 
  • Provides proposal writing and development 
  • Provides information on Federal and Provincial funding programs 
  • Provides planning and visioning sessions for not-for-profit groups 
  • Acts as a proponent
Self Employment Benefits Program 
  • Provides assistance in obtaining financial support for people who are on, or who have been on Employment Insurance and are wanting to start own business 
  • Provides coaching tailored to needs and may include subjects such as business plan development, accounting, marketing 
  • Provides ongoing technical advice and information regarding government programs
Also offers:
Promoting Business Development
Hours Sep-May Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Jun-Aug, Mon-Thu 7:45 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon
Areas Served Dryden ; Ignace ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Machin ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Pickle Lake ; Sioux Lookout ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Eligibility Self Employment Benefits Program 
  • Unemployed individuals or have an established Insurance Benefit (IB) claim, or one that has ended within the last three years, or have received maternity or parental benefits within the past five years after which they remained out of the labor market to care for the child and are now seeking to re-enter the labor force  
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada  
  • Have no previous participation in the Self-employment program within the last five years  
  • Agree to provide a business plan within a reasonable period of time, showing potential for long term self-employment  
  • Agree to work full-time (minimum 35hrs/week) on the business while receiving financial assistance
Application Appointments required
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-221-3293
Toll Free Phone 800-465-5307
Fax 807-221-3294
Primary Contact Noreen Trist, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Alternate Contact Self Employment Benefits Coordinator
Primary Executive Donna Pollock, General Manager; Email:
Alternate Executive Business Development Coordinator
Located In Community Dryden
Address 66 Keith Ave, Unit 2
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3
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Intersection Keith Ave and Government St
Mailing Address PO Box 668 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada -- FedNor