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Business Support & Education

Brockville offers a variety of business support services and educational resources (click below to jump to each section).

Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre - Business Programs

The purpose of the centre is to help people of all ages with the process of opening and running a small business. All of the elements required to set up shop from developing a business plan to registering the business and information regarding financial assistance can be achieved or directed from this one location. There are a number of resources available to the public including a computer terminal with internet connection, that are kept here so that all your questions can be answered before you take the first step. 

The Centre also offers support and assistance to existing businesses including the development of marketing plans, updating business plans, and sourcing information to assist with their ongoing business operations or expansion plans.

For more information on any of the programs offered, or for information on starting your own business, contact the Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre.

3 Market St. West Suite 3A
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 7L2
tel: (613) 342-0041 x.4471

1000 Islands Community Development Corporation

The 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation serves the needs of businesses, individuals, and community groups throughout the area. They are dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses by providing:

  • Business Loans
  • Access to Capital
  • Advice and Counselling
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Business Consulting
  • Liaison with Conventional Lenders
  • Assistance with Business Plans
  • Information on Government Programs

3 Market Street West, Suite 3
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 7L2

Employment and Education Centre

This centre provides a full range of educational, employment, volunteer opportunities and financial counseling services on a not-for-profit basis. These community services are designed to give people an opportunity to gain training and experience they need to become employable as well as the information/advice they need to become financially stable. 

105 Strowger Blvd,
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5V2
tel: (613) 498-2111
toll free: 1-800-926-0777
fax: (613) 498-2116

St. Lawrence College

Continuing education, special interest courses, and contract training form an integral part of the program mix at St. Lawrence College. They are open and flexible to the community's training needs, particularly as they evolve out of new and expending industries and businesses. Customized training programs can be developed to fulfill the specialized needs of any community partner.

2288 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5X3
tel: (613) 345-0660
fax: (613) 345-2231

St. Lawrence College runs a job services board to help match local employers to students graduating from their programs. The job board is free to use and is open for any employer to list available positions.

Click here to view the St. Lawrence College Job Services Board

Career Services of Brockville

Career Services is a non-profit vocational agency designed to assist individuals with disabilities, find and maintain employment. A variety of services are offered to adults through various government funded programs. They provide career planning and preparation (interest, aptitude & skills testing, functional assessments, resumes, job search supports); unpaid training opportunities with on-the-job training supports; unpaid competitive employment supports - on-the-job training, workstation adaptations, access to subsidies, support and follow up); employment services through the Ontario Disability Support Program; and funding for assistive devices, adaptive technologies, training programs and wage subsidies for non-EI eligible people with disabilities through the HRDC Opportunities Fund. For more information contact their office:

89 Hubbell Street
Brockville, Ontario
tel: (613) 342-5775

Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Association (DBIA)

The DBIA staff is made up of 2 team members: the Executive Director and the Events and Communications Coordinator. They are governed by a board of 9 business representatives and funded by our downtown business community. They work on events to bring people downtown, promotion of local businesses, listen to the needs of the community, beautification of the downtown core, advocating, and give one on one business support. Read our post on the DBIA for more details on what they are working on.

3 Market Street West
Brockville, Ontario
tel: 613-345-3269

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

Through proactive leadership in advocacy and networking, the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce supports and grows businesses to build a strong economic community.

3 Market Street West, Suite 1
Brockville, Ontario
tel: 613-342-6553

Brockville Young Professionals Network (YPN)

The Brockville YPN works to engage with local 19-39 year old professionals who want to explore their career and community opportunities in Brockville. The YPN aims to foster connectivity, development and growth for their members through networking events, opportunities for professional development, and advocating for what matters most to their membership. The YPN regularly holds fun, social gatherings including trivia nights, out of town trips to hockey and baseball games, and hosts the annual Amazing Chase Brockville photo scavenger hunt.

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