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Maria Fernanda Lossada


 "Canada is a place that has all of the right conditions to establish a new business; it is a multicultural country where equality is important, where there is opportunity and where its residents receive entrepreneurial support. I value the detailed and specific advice I received as a budding entrepreneur at ACCES and I credit the Entrepreneurship Connections® program with helping me to create a viable business plan.”

Maria Fernanda Lossada
Entrepreneurship Connections Alumni
Founder & Director, Mussada


 Together, we can shape our future economy by supporting leading innovation right here within our community.

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Small businesses (1-99 employees) represent 97% of the Canadian economy and 70% of the Canadian Workforce. Newcomer entrepreneurs bring their international experience, entrepreneurial drive and innovation to the local economy. As we navigate the world after COVID-19, it will be increasingly critical to support newcomer entrepreneurs as they will be essential to re-building what we have lost in Canada.

This year, funds raised through our annual World of Difference fundraising campaign will support newcomer entrepreneurs and small business owners as they navigate the Canadian legal and regulatory systems, prepare business plans and develop successful market strategies to launch their businesses in Canada and help shape future communities.  ACCES is proud to lead the way, alongside our dedicated group of clients and committed supporters. 

We’re thrilled to have Tareq Hadhad, founder & CEO of Peace by Chocolate join us as our key-note speaker.  Tareq was a Syrian refugee and now living his new life with his entrepreneurial family in Canada's east coast. He is the recipient of Start Up Canada's National Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, named one of the Top 25 Immigrants in The Maritimes and selected by Google as the National Hero Case for 2018.

We ask that you consider making a special gift as you reflect on how your support can make a meaningful difference for other small business owners, newcomers and future business leaders. Please help us reach our campaign goal of $125,000 today!

Join us for the World of Difference 2020 Virtual Fundraiser being hosted on November 19th, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET. 

Your commitment will have a lasting impact! 

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This website uses Canadian currencies for every transaction. We are unable to issue refunds. ACCES Employment is a registered charity, registered as (A.C.C.E.S.) Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services, BN: 136747276 RR0001.