Community Partners

Canadian Federation of University Women (Guelph) is a national organization committed to the pursuit of knowledge; the promotion of education; the improvement of the status of women and girls and human rights; and an active participation in public affairs. All women who share our purpose are welcome to join us.

Company of Women is a community of like-minded entrepreneurial women through which you gain the support, confidence and connections to build and grow professionally, personally, profoundly.

Connect Guelph Business Portal – Whether you are an entrepreneur, business or investor, you need access to support services and programs which can help your business grow and prosper.

Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

Garden Fresh Box is a non-profit produce buying program that provides customers with affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and supports our local farmers.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the program.

Guelph Community Health Centre is committed to working with our community to provide access to health programs and services and create opportunities for people to improve their well-being.

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a feminist community-based organization providing services to women and their children on woman abuse and sexual violence. We believe our services must be inclusive and equitable for all individuals accessing our programs while being responsive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and/or abilities.

Innovation Guelph (IG) has been a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) since Oct of 2010.  Home to one of Ontario’s Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), we act as a catalyst for entrepreneurial initiative. We help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive. Our programs and services address the needs of entrepreneurs, community organizations, researchers and business leaders. We help clients to understand and access funding available through Provincial, Federal, or other sources; provide strategic business advice through our experienced entrepreneurs and business experts; and organize and host events focused on business training, networking, and community initiatives.

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) is a collaborative network built to help your business succeed.

Startup Canada – We are entrepreneurs working together to build an environment and culture for entrepreneurial growth and success.

The Business Centre Guelph-Wellington (Formerly The Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre) has been helping local area business, startup, professionals and students with many of the business needs and challenges for over 15 years.

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of business.  Moving your business forward is our ultimate goal!

The Rhyze Project – The Rhyze Project cultivates the entrepreneurial spirit of women in Guelph and Wellington County. This collaborative project provides learning, mentorship and networking opportunities to help women build financial capital, business skills, peer networks and confidence. The Rhyze Project is currently developing programming to support women, no matter their career path or stage.

The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington has a mandate to serve the geographic area of the County of Wellington and the City of Guelph. With approximately 1,000 square miles and a total population of 200,425, we estimate that there are hundreds of non-profit and charitable organizations serving this community.

The Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC) is a not-for-profit, federally supported, organization governed by volunteers in partnership with Industry Canada.  Promoting economic growth in the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo, we offer two types of services including business financing (for startups, small business expansion, and community projects), and an award-winning business training program.

Women on the Move is a game changer for women entrepreneurs looking to accelerate in business. An organization dedicated to providing women an ambitious, aspirational and achievement oriented environment. WM expects to elevate 10,000 women to the next business level by 2020.