Ontario announces recipients of CLA, OCEA funding

September 25, 2014

Ontario has announced additional recipients of funding from the province’s Campus-Linked Accelerators (CLA) program and its On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) funding. The funding includes $6.8 M in CLA funding and $800,000 in OCEA funding for institutions in the Greater Toronto Area. OCAD University received funding to support entrepreneurship engagement on campus, with a particular focus on students from under-represented and at-risk communities; the University of Toronto received funding to establish a central Office of Entrepreneurship; Ryerson University will create entrepreneurship zones to provide training and support to young entrepreneurs; and Centennial College will develop a campus-linked accelerator focused on 8 priority neighbourhoods in Toronto in order to reach students who are most in need of assistance. George Brown College, Humber College, and Seneca College each received OCEA funding. Lambton College has also announced that it has received OCEA funding to launch The Cube, an on-campus entrepreneurial hub. Ontario will invest a total of $20 M over 2 years in the CLA program and $5 M over 2 years in the OCEA program. Ontario News Release | Lambton News Release