Self employment for mental health consumers

Running your own business when you have mental health challenges can be a daunting adventure. With the right support, the adventure can be both enjoyable and rewarding.

Opportunity Works provides the support and guidance that entrepreneurs with mental health challenges need to succeed and we do it all at no cost to our program participants. We support people in Calgary with mental health challenges start up and run their own business.

Case for support

“Nearly 6 million or 1 in 5 Canadians today are likely to experience a diagnosable mental illness”

“Self-employment is a viable option that enables mental health consumers to improve their standard of living and have a more positive presence in the community.

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Our programs include Business Coaching, Computer Lab, a Business Development Scholarship, and more.

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