Nottawasaga Futures

Summer Company

Welcome To Summer Company

Calling All Students… Turn your ideas into a business this summer!

The Summer Company  is for students who find it exhilarating to plan something, to watch it grow, and know that they made it happen.  Nottawasaga Futures is pleased to announce that it is now running the Summer Company program, in partnership with the Government of Ontario.  All you need is a great idea, initiative and the desire to succeed.

The program is open to South Simcoe students between the ages of 15 and 29 who will be returning to school in the fall. Summer Company is a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to develop business skills early in life, to start and run their own summer business. The program provides participants with hands on business coaching and mentoring from local community business leaders throughout the course of the summer. Each Summer Company participant can receive up to $3,000 to start their own business.

Summer Company focuses on the importance of entrepreneurship as a viable career option and the value of entrepreneurial skills.

Introducing Summer Company!

Visit our Summer Company Introduction page to access tools and videos that explain Summer Company and show you how to apply. Check out our resources page to familiarise yourself with what is required to succeed at Summer Company!

How To Apply

First Step:

Students are encouraged to visit the Summer Company website, and fill out an eligibility checklist. Once students meet the eligibility criteria they will begin the process of filling out the online application.

Second Step:

Prepare your Summer Company business plan. Don't let this intimidate you. Students can get in contact with Nottawasaga Futures. We are available to help you complete your application and answer questions. Running your own business is one of the best student summer jobs you can have. The entrepreneurial experience you'll gain by participating in Summer Company will last a lifetime.

Third step:

Submit your application online and you are done!

Your application will be reviewed by Nottawasaga Futures. If your business plan is sound and meets the program criteria you will be invited for an interview with Nottawasaga Futures staff and business mentors. After the interview, if your application is recommended by Nottawasaga Futures, and approved by the Ministry, you Summer Company will become operational.

Making it Happen

Applying to Summer Company is a competitive process and space is limited. Interested students are encouraged to apply early as the program reaches capacity quickly.

For more information contact Martin Kuzma, Tel: 1-800-509-7554 or through

Pour plus de renseignements en français, veuillez communiquer avec Colleen Gouldson au 705 435-1540 poste 118 ou


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