The Aviva Community Fund is active, and a local group needs your support.
The goal is to start up a brand new business to help people with disabilities find work in the region following a series of steps by the province that has made it harder.
That was Executive Director of Abel Enterprise Scott Williams.
They are partnering up with the ACE Program to support a group of 35 to 40 people in our community with a disability by starting a business where they will take on contracts from companies and the community and earn profits from the sales.
This new business venture will allow people with disabilities the opportunity to come together with their peers to support each other, own their own business, learn from each other, socialize, and work together to take unemployment and poverty reduction into their own hands.
The group will start and direct its own business, and pay themselves directly from the shared profits of the company.
The need for business supports, space, access to supplies, cash flow, transportation, and training is covered by some programming costs, but more funding is needed for items like startup costs, legal fees, tools, and transportation to the job sites.
The group has applied for $10,000 to go towards this.
All you need to do is go online and vote!