This program supports the initiation and expansion of entrepreneurship activities at Ontario universities and colleges. OCEA funding encourages the growth of student entrepreneurs and student-led enterprises by fostering the adoption of global best practices in student entrepreneurship; reducing barriers for student and recent graduate entrepreneurs; integrating with regional business support resources; and providing experiential learning opportunities for the next generation of innovators.
A component of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, OCEA is helping more young people find work or launch their own businesses and ensuring employers have access to the skill sets they require to build their businesses.
Please note that applications to this program are currently closed.
View a list of OCEAs.