Link to Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario website

FedDev Southern Ontario


Funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region is collaborating with members of the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem of Waterloo Region and Wellington County to develop and deliver a new incubator and accelerator program for Black early-stage and growth entrepreneurs.

The LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program is designed to support Black entrepreneurs from the earliest stages of starting a business to innovating, growing, and scaling an existing business.  Go to for more information.

Here are some recent news articles celebrating the project!

CBC News

The Record

University of Waterloo Imprint

Government of Canada announcement of the National Ecosystem Fund