Become a Mentor


Mentoring is:

  • a balanced partnership requiring equal commitment and investment from both partners
  • a process to encourage mutual respect for the perspective of others

Mentoring requires commitment from both partners. While it is an informal alliance, it is nevertheless, a professional undertaking.

Strong mentorship positions entrepreneurs for long-term success. Our mentorship program is designed to provide Rise entrepreneurs with the necessary support and guidance as they implement their business plans to maintain and grow their businesses.

We base our matches on the area of strength/expertise of the mentor and the need of the entrepreneur.


Contact us to learn more!

I became involved with Rise because of personal experiences with mental health challenges in my family and with friends. Rise has provided a wonderful experience to see both people and ideas grow.

Franklin Hall
Hall, Martin & Associates Ltd.

Providing assistance to achieve success has been rewarding for us both – the mentee and the mentor!

Viraj Desai
CIM Professional Services, Managing Director

The passion with which the members of Rise give to their projects is truly amazing. Creative, hard working and an amazing example of how will & determination can overcome any obstacle Rise was more of an educational experience for me, than for those I was helping. Anyone looking to give back and get back, Rise is the place to do so!

Stewart Hayes
TD Bank, Social (Media) Strategy & Digital Communications

I deeply believe in Rise’s mission of financial inclusion, and I admire the dedication of its fearless leader.

Moez Bawania
Senior Manager, Global Anti-Money Laundering, TD Bank

I believe the best way to help people is to give them the tools to help themselves, and in the process they will also help others. Microfinance is one of those tools. A relatively small investment can have lasting and magnifying effect in helping an individual overcome adversity, succeed and contribute back to his or her community.

Ron Kugan
Associate, Norton Rose

Why I am involved in Rise: I liked the idea of working with people, facing special challenges, following a dream of starting a new business.
Rise experience: experiencing the enthusiasm of the participants in the youth program is very rewarding.

Bernard Lewis
Retired, Ontario Power Generation

“I admire Rise’s dedication to empower individuals and their ideas. Supporting Rise’s courageous and creative participants in turning their dreams into reality has been an extremely rewarding experience.”

Basak Yanar


Support Us





Contact Us

Rise Asset Development
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

Rise Toronto(Excluding Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury, Niagara, and London)


647 232 RISE (7473)

toll free

1 855 464 RISE (7473)


Rise Ottawa Region


613 725 3494 (ext. 118)


Rise London and Windsor


519 659 2882 ext. 223


Rise Kingston Region


613 544 9056


Rise Sudbury Region




Rise Niagara Region


289-438-3939 x208