After living on social wellfare for ten years, I found ACEM and they helped with my self-employed project. With their loan, I started my Eco-products disinfection company. Thank you!
Michel Filion, EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal
Giving time to ACEM is a gift from me...to me. Meeting human beings from every corner of the world who chose Montreal as their new base and land of opportunities is a privilege.
Yurany Velez, Colombia
My gratitude for helping me with the beginning of my credential recognition process.
Seize your opportunity : Finance, Governance & Entrepreneurship
This event is organized by ACEM Financement Communautaire Responsable in collaboration with the Réseau québécois du crédit communautaire.
Interview: Farah Fawzi, Syria
The professional recognition helped me integrate in the job market, I found a job in my field and I'm building my Canadian work experience.
I feel that the funds I invest can give people a chance to be creative, to learn new business skills, help create jobs, and just spread the money around! ACEM also works to enable accreditation of skills for people coming from outside of Canada, a project I particularly support.
It's not easy to find an organization which offers the opportunity to invest their savings as well as having human beings as a top priority. ACEM does that splendidly and I am lucky to live close by to measure the advantages for the community.
Carmen Ayllon, Fabrication de bijoux
I had a business idea but I didn't know how to make it possible. Thanks to the Cercles d'emprunt de l'île for the personalized support and the financing to help me buy my first inventory.
Le goût du palais chez Mimi
ACEM gave me the strenght to go forward with my business project. ACEM isn't like a bank. You also receive coaching and that makes the process interesting. It's different. The staff is there to help you.
The training provided by Les Cercles d'emprunt de l'île allowed us to put our ideas both on paper and in action. We tested our market for our eco-friendly piñatas; eco-toys for all ages.
SOS Toilettage Free-Mousse
I want to thank ACEM (Montreal Community Loan Fund) for the incredible support and advice I received.
ACEM's financial support helped my company to minize the impact of seasonality of sales in the industry.
As a recent immigrant to Quebec from Syria, I faced many challenges looking for a job. I needed to have my architecture degree certified and the expenses were high. “La Maisonnée” referred me to ACEM since they have a program called "Foreign Credential Recognition Loans". I was able to start the process of my certificate and later on find a job!
I am doing those workshops to take action, solidify my business model and to learn the different stages of starting a business.
Montreal Community Loan Fund
Leading player in microfinance / microcredit in Montreal, the Montreal Community Loan Fund provides financing and technical support.