The Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) is a strategic business unit at the Schulich School of Business, one of the world’s top business schools. SEEC is a leading trainer and educator in management education for owners, executives and managers in the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors. SEEC trains its participants in programs that integrate theory and practice, balancing quantitative and qualitative management skills.

Together with SEEC, YEDI has designed a comprehensive six-part curriculum for start-up acceleration to support entrepreneurs in developing best practice business skills, and enabling the framework for successful ventures in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.


The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio and one of six regional development agencies, each of which helps to address key economic challenges by providing regionally-tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise. FedDev Ontario helps create and grow businesses, cultivate partnerships and build strong communities across the region through its programs and service. With the support of the Investing in Business Innovation Program, YEDI is able to offer seed funding to graduates of its Incubator Track program.


The JRCC has an elaborate and successful history in the not-for-profit sector, extensive experience in community organization, and a track record in growing and incubating other not-for-profit projects. YEDI is inspired by the Jewish values of communal responsibility and repairing the world and believes that all businesses – be they for-profit or not-for-profit – are responsible to the communities in which they operate and serve. The JRCC brings these values, its expertise, and a significant supportive arm for not-for-profits at YEDI.


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and Canada’s leading grant-maker. The Foundation’s mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.

With shared values like leading community change that matters and improvement through knowledge and learning, YEDI is a proud recipient of OTF funding for some of our programs.


The NCCA is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization that acts as a home    for Communication Coaches and Trainers, providing networking opportunities, professional development and certification standards for its members. NCCA also

provides the general public with an authoritative online listing of NCCA
designated coaches/trainers and companies offering Communication Coach/Trainer certificate programs.

YEDI, in partnership with the expertise of NCCA,  provides its entrepreneurs with superb business communications training for clear, confident messaging and pitching.


Since 2007, the PresenTense Group has developed an expertise in engaging Jewish community in entrepreneurship vis-à-vis the Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP): an intensive accelerator program that operates in partnership organizations internationally; locations include Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Moscow, Chicago & more.

Over the past ten years, PresenTense has trained hundreds of passionate fellows in basic business skills, tools, and principles to effect social change. PresenTense immerses its fellows in a supportive peer-cohort and network of mentors and coaches. YEDI has partnered with PresenTense to share resources and expertise.