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 September 14, 2017 – ANNOUNCEMENT

The Board of Directors of Rise Asset Development would like to announce that Jodi Butts has announced her intention to step down from her role as CEO of Rise Asset Development, effective November 1st , 2017.

Jodi has been part of the Rise team since 2014 and has provided valuable leadership during an important part of our history, as our organization has expanded geographically and broadened services to entrepreneurs with a history of addictions or mental health challenges in Ontario. We are grateful to Jodi for her efforts and although she is leaving her role as CEO, we know she will remain a passionate advocate for our mission.

While a search for a new CEO is underway, we are pleased to announce that Rise Chief Operating Officer Beth Dea has agreed to assist with this transition by assuming the role of CEO on an interim basis.  Beth recently joined Rise from Futurpreneur Canada and has quickly become a key member of the Rise management team.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Rise Asset Development, we would like to thank our partners, stakeholders and volunteers for their support and assistance as we move to a new and exciting chapter in Rise’s mission to empower business owners with a history of mental health and addictions challenges, with access to financing and business support in more regions across Canada.

Please join us in expressing our sincere gratitude to Jodi Butts for her efforts, and in congratulating Beth Dea on her expanded role.

 

Robert J. McGuire

Chair, Board of Directors

Rise Asset Development

 

Sandra Rotman

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Rise Asset Development

 

The Toronto Star

Goar: Micro-loans Unlock Trap of Mental Illness

Goar: Microfinance Program Combats Stigma of Mental Illness

 

The Globe and Mail

Klein: To drive social change, we must unshackle philanthropic capital

Grant: Microloans for Mental Health Patients Rolling out across Ontario

Mcilroy: Starting a Company with Mental Illness

 

Huffington Post

Dhami: Microfinance & Mental Health : A Rotman/CAMH Financial Initiative Supporting Entrepreneurs In Canada

 

MacLeans

Senger: Loans for entrepreneurs – with mental health issues

 

The Economist:

J.L.H.D: Micro-lending to the more unlikely

 

The Ottawa Business Journal

Kane Van Ee: Non-profit lender helps disadvantaged ‘rise’ to entrepreneurship challenges

 

The Toronto Business Journal

 

The Ottawa Citizen

Aaron L. Pope: Micro-loan program helps to launch gluten-free bakery

 

London Community

Sean Meyer: Rise London to bring forward the virtue of risk to entrepreneurs

 

Western News

Communications Staff: Rise London: A path to self-employment

Paul Mayne: Western, London ‘Rise’ up for economic opportunity

 

Metro News

Mark Spowart: London’s entrepreneurs can Rise to the challenge

 

BNN

Amber Kanwar: Watch Rise on BNN with Howard Green on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2013

Narinder Dhami, Executive Director of Rise Asset Development, appeared on segments in February 2012 and February 2013 to discuss entrepreneurship & mental health

 

Rogers Cable Toronto: Daytime (Community Morning Show)

Narinder Dhami appeared on a segment discussing Rise Asset Development and microfinance in 2012

 

CBC

CBC News (Ottawa – March 21st 2013); Sandra Rotman and Rise Ottawa Client, Naomi Muise

 

Articles have also appeared through community media channels: Socialfinance.ca, SeeChange, Yonge Street Media, and SNAP

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