NCCEEP

TOMORROW’S LEADERS STARTING OUT (TOLSO) LAUNCHES DECEMBER 2ND AT THE KITCHENER WATERLOO CROWNE PLAZA  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

November 22, 2023 

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario – Tomorrow’s Leaders Starting Out (ToLSO), a new micro-grant program for young Canadians ages 15-30 years old funded by Canada Service Corps, is set to launch on December 2nd at the Crowne Plaza KW Hotel in Kitchener-Waterloo. The $5,000 micro-grant empowers young Canadians to create action-based projects that make a lasting difference in their communities. 

“We’re excited to launch ToLSO and provide young Canadians with an opportunity to start projects that impact their communities in powerful ways,” said Abiola Afolabi, Executive Director of Nigerian Canadians for Cultural, Educational, and Economic Progress (NCCEEP), the non-profit organization delivering ToLSO to applicants across the country. “This micro-grant is designed to be accessible to everyone. We believe that community development should be fun and engaging, and we’re confident that ToLSO will provide young Canadians with a unique and rewarding learning experience.” 

The launch event will take place on December 2nd from 1-4 PM at the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo hotel (105 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8). The launch will feature a keynote speech as well as speeches from grant participants. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the ToLSO team and learn more about the micro-grant. NCCEEP’s Sokoni Black Entrepreneur Program will also be at the launch, with over 20 Black entrepreneur vendors in a special vendor’s holiday market where attendees can shop services and products. A wide range of activities will be scheduled for the day and invitees will have an opportunity to learn more about all NCCEEP’s projects. 

For more information about ToLSO, please visit our website at www.ncceep.com/tolso. 

Contact: 

ToLSO Team 
Nigerian Canadians for Cultural, Educational, and Economic Progress (NCCEEP) 
TOLSO@ncceep.com 

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