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Description & Services
Description (Service) Assists entrepreneurs in business or contemplating a business within the Patricia Region by providing business services and financial assistance

Business services offered include:
  • Business advice, counselling, information and referrals
  • Help with business plans
  • Export support
  • Entrepreneurial training
  • Information on Federal and Provincial programs and services
Financial Assistance
  • Administers an investment fund to help finance new or existing small businesses for start-up, expansion, or stabilization plans that help maintain or create jobs
  • Offers repayable financing up to $150,000 on commercial terms through loans and loan guarantees
  • May offer equity investments when financing from other sources is insufficient
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm Sep-May 
Mon-Thu 7:45 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon Jun-Aug
Areas Served Dryden ; Ignace ; Sioux Lookout
Eligibility Loan approvals are for business purposes only and the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria: 
  • Credit worthiness and a background of experience or a sound working knowledge of the proposed business 
  • Generates employment within the Patricia Region 
  • Sufficient capital has been invested by the owner 
  • Business plan indicates a reasonable chance of success 
  • Business location is within the Patricia Region
Application Financial Assistance requires the completion of a business loan application available on website
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-221-3293
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-5307
Fax 807-221-3294
Primary Contact Melissa Rowat, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Alternate Contact Donna Pollock, General Manager; Email:
Located In Community Dryden
Address 66 Keith Ave, Unit 2
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3
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Intersection Keith Ave and Government St
Mailing Address PO Box 668 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada -- FedNor