Atikokan Economic Development Corporation

Site: Atikokan Economic Development Corporation

Service: Business Assistance, Loans and Consulting

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Works to promote the community and to maintain and recruit business to the community
  • Provides business consulting
  • Provides assistance and support to local non-profit groups
  • Offers a business library for public access
Self Employment Assistance 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
Opportunities Fund
  • Assists with preparing for and obtaining employment or self-employment for individuals living with physical limitations
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Atikokan ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Upsala
Eligibility Self Employment Assistance 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
Opportunities Fund 
  • Individual must self identify as having a permanent physical or mental disability which limits their daily activity 
  • Are working less than an average of 20 hours per week and 
    are actively seeking employment or increased employment
Application Self Employment Assistance Program 
  • Complete Participants Guide - Staff are available to walk through the process and verify eligibility with Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-597-2757
Toll Free Phone 1-888-334-2332
Fax 807-597-2726
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Annette Bryk, Office Administrator; Email:
Alternate Contact Garry McKinnon, Executive Director; Email:
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 214 Main St W
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
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Intersection Main St W and Marks St
Mailing Address PO Box 218 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town - Town of Atikokan ; Federal - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada -- FedNor