Rise Asset Development

Rise is a registered charity that provides low interest small business loans, free training and mentorship to individuals living with mental illness and addictions who are interested in pursuing self-employment but are unable to obtain traditional financing. Rise operates in 6 cities in Ontario and plans to expand nationally this year. The Rotman School of Management and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health participate in advisory functions, lending their respective expertise for business mentoring and mental health supports and services to the benefit of Rise clients.