Robert Lee YMCA

Ages 16+

Dream about starting your own business? Success is much greater if you have the right knowledge, tools and resources. The Self Employment program is designed to help Canadians start up small businesses through training, financial support and connecting you to the networks and agencies needed to succeed. In conjunction with the new Employment Program of BC and the YWCA, this program provides essential services to help people who are ready to turn a great business idea into successful self-employment.

The program runs for up to 48 weeks and concentrates on:

  • Business plan development
  • Entrepreneurial workshops
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Business launch and implementation coaching and support
  • Business advising
  • Networking opportunities

Get the right knowledge, tools and resources to start your own business today!

Follow these simple steps to determine program eligibility:

Find your local WorkBC Employment Service Centre based on your home address.

*Please note that the YMCA Self Employment programs provides services for participants who receive support from the following WorkBC Employment Service Centre locations only.

Make an appointment with an Employment Counsellor at your local centre to determine eligibility. If you are eligible, your Employment Counsellor will sign you up for a mandatory Self Employment Orientation and Assessment Workshop (offered monthly). Further Information, session dates and application forms will be provided at the time of orientation.

To learn about the application process and meet the team, please visit:

For more information, please contact, or for Vancouver inquiries, call 604-685-8066 or for Vancouver inquiries, call 604-685-8066.

Robert Lee YMCA

View Larger Map 955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
Phone: 604-689-9622
Fax: 604-699-9622
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