Student Start-Up Program (SSUP)
In 2019, the Saugeen Connects Partnership consisting of Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Wellington North, and West Grey, along with the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), launched the Saugeen Student Start-Up Program (SSUP). The Saugeen SSUP provided 41 youth the chance to run 34 businesses in the Saugeen Region that year. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the program was canceled in 2020. The partnership is thrilled to be re-launching the program again in 2021 and opening it to students of Arran-Elderslie as well! The program will be offered to students in this region in Grades 6-12 to try self-employment during their summer holidays, July and August. For more information, check out the Saugeen Connects website.