Microfinance And Mental Health: A Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurs in Ontario

Wed, 2013-10-23 12:00 - 13:30

Upcoming Speaker Series

Presenters for this Speaker Series with the Rise Assest Development:


Sally Wilkie: Program Manager, Rise Asset Development 

In this talk, the speakers intend to inspire deeper conversation about the role of philanthropy in our society, the panel will explore the following:

  • Why self-employment is a viable option for someone living with a mental health or addiction challenge
  • The role of microfinance and mentoring in supporting entrepreneurs
  • Our programs
  • Our goals and successes

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 Time: Noon - 1:30 pm. Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (U of T) 252 Bloor St. West, (St. George Subway Station), Room 3-104 *No registration required

Presenter Bio's

Sally Wilkie manages the training and loan programs at Rise. She has a background in both business and education combined with over 15 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses through a variety of programs and agencies. Prior to joining Rise, she was a business advisor and trainer with Toronto Business Development Centre. While at TBDC, she was also the community partner representative for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. In that role she assisted young entrepreneurs with their business plans and loan applications, and managed the volunteer loan review committee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, a Bachelor of Education degree and is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Master of Business Administration program.

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