Small loans. Big ideas.
Our goal is to ensure everyone in our community has the opportunity to reach their potential through sustainable employment and self-employment. By providing access to affordable loans, we help people achieve their dream of owning a business or finding success in a rewarding career.
About ACCESS Community Capital Fund
Since 1999, we’ve been providing solutions to poverty by helping people secure loans at affordable rates—people who would normally be turned away by big banks. Serving the GTA and Hamilton, our clients are as diverse as the cities in which they live. Over half are women, and were born outside of Canada. What they all have in common is a dream to reach their potential.
We go a step further from just helping with loans: through our workshop and speaker series, we’re able to provide education on personal finance, managing debt and increasing economic opportunities.
For our business loans clients, we provide support through our volunteer coaches to ensure emerging entrepreneurs can rely on expert advice and guidance.
Through a federal government partnership, we’ve recently started working with foreign-trained individuals, to make sure that new Canadians can find work that matches their skills and education.
Our loans have a lasting impact: by acting as a gateway to obtaining funds, an ACCESS loan can establish and improve credit rating, opening the door to more financial opportunities.
Our clients have shown us that with just a little help they can make big things happen! Please consider making a donation to ACCESS to give everyone the opportunity to move away from poverty and reach their potential. We provide tax receipts for donations over $20.
“Dealing with ACCESS was amazing—they were monumental in getting my business off the ground.” Leonie Brown, owner of Dr. L.B. Educational Consulting Inc.