Summer Company

Summer Company is an Ontario Government program that encourages youth entrepreneurship by providing startup money of up to $3,000 and mentorship to start your own business.  

In Northumberland County, this program provides opportunities for full-time high school, college or university students, aged 15-29 years of age, to start and run their own summer business.  These new summer company businesses are the result of the students having written a viable and comprehensive business plan. This is a large undertaking that requires research, analysis, motivation, and a lot of hard work.  Summer Company is an amazing opportunity for students and it just may lead to an exciting career where you can “Be Your Own Boss”.


For more information about the Summer Company program please visit the Ministry Website

Or contact the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre  905-372-9279

Summer Company 2018

Congratulations to our 2019 Summer Company Participants:   Rohan O’Neill, Ella Scozzari, Meaghan Herrington, Shanakay Hall, Alexis Needs, Raid Hajhasan and Gryphon Nixon-Briard. 

Here is a list of the 2019 program participants and their businesses:

Gavin Brady

Rohan O’Neill — Baywater Forge: Baywater Forge, based out of Campbellford offers high quality hand forged tools.  Specialized and custom made for the hunter, fisher, gardeners and campers in mind.  Baywater Forge produces; tomahawks, knives, garden trowels, fireplace shovels and hooks.

Gillian Forestal

Ella Scozzari — neptune2Earth:  Offering tarot and astrology readings and reports to clients, based out of Campbellford, providing online and video based services.  Offering spiritual method of gaining insight to topics as past, present, future, relationships, and one’s inner self.

Austin Gilmour

Meaghan Herrington — Early Morning Relief Milking & Farm Services:  Based outside of Brighton area, Early Morning Relief Milking & Farm Services offers various farming tasks to assist the busy farmer such as; cow clipping (including full body, head, udders & tail), barn cleaning, relief milking, and other chores to assist in daily farm tasks.

Rachel Lalonde

Shanakay Hall — S Kay Creative: S Kay Creative is a creative studio based out of Cobourg, offering web design, graphic design and email marketing services to growing businesses and entrepreneurs in Northumberland.

Brock Ney

Alexis Needs — Breathe Safety:  Located out of Cobourg, Breathe Safety will provide local small businesses an opportunity to implement health and safety into work environments.  Those who may not have HR services, Breathe Safety provides descriptive safety manuals, specific direction for small businesses who may not have a health and safety plan implemented to their full benefit, complying with the Health & Safety Act.

Greg Powles

Raid Hajhasan — Rapid Raid Car Detailing:  Located out of Carstead Motor Trends in Cobourg on Division Street, Rapid Raid provides both superior interior and exterior auto detailing services.  Providing quicker and cost efficient services, Rapid Raid offers various service package pricing to fit any budget.

Greg Powles

Gryphon Nixon-Briard —  WeeBoba Bubble Tea:   WeeBoba will offer bubble tea out of Port Hope, and will offer pop-up shop experiences at local festivals and events throughout Northumberland.  The product is flavoured tea containing tapioca pearls, making a unique experience.