Diana Gibbs

Investor since 2003

The human being is at the heart of the intervention of ACEM, and the organization offers attention and support to maximize their chances of success. This is an important way to fight poverty in Montreal. That's why I chose to support the work ACEM by becoming an investor.

Virginia Stikeman

Investor and volunteer since 2007

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.

Écotechnique Désinfection

Justiniano Vasquez

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!

F.F, Syria

Architect

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!

COCOTTeMÉDIA

Sarah Bonafos

ACEM is not just a loan fund, it's also a beautiful team that helped me beyond the financial support. The coaching and support I received were as important as the financing itself.

Les Délices Sirar

Sirar Charba

ACEM's financing was a big help with regards to the working capital of my company. Thank you!

Coaching Con ro

Rocio Munoz

I liked the workshops! In addition to acquiring skills to write my business plan and the tools to develop my projetc, I have met new people with whom I have established friendships.

Interview: Farah Fawzi, Syria

Architect recognized by the Ordre des architectes du Québec

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.

Laurie McQueen, Vigilant Global

Volunteer since 2011

Working for ACEM as a volunteer is a privilege and an honour. The people who make up the regular staff at ACEM remind me constantly that the world is full of good people who want to make a difference.

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Marie-Émilie Sambou

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.

Kun Zung Gao, China

Computer technician (recognition completed)

ACEM is a place where I found help when I needed it. It provided me with advice based on my situation and needs. I hope that ACEM can help-out more people like me.

Interview: Erudite Science

Patrick Poirier

ACEM's loan allowed Erudite Science to stay alive! This finacial help has had a leverage effect in order to attract new financing sources.

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Julie-Anne Perreault

I am doing those workshops to take action, solidify my business model and to learn the different stages of starting a business.

Interview: René Izaguirre, Honduras

Engineer, Recognition in process

The first thing I want to say is than you so much! ACEM's Objective Recognition Team knows our names and understands our needs, our worries and the differents steps that we have to go through as new immigrants.

Gym Social (Coop. CEPA)

Rafael Murillo

ACEM's approach was professional, well structured and welcoming. They are attentive to the needs of the Community.

Testimonials

Welcome to ACEM's Website

Discover how community credit can help you! Leading player in microfinance / microcredit in Montreal, ACEM (Montreal Community Loan Fund) provides financing and technical support for people with low income to help them reach their full potential as an entrepreneur or as a professional.

 

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