PARO Peer Lending Circles


By joining or starting a Circle, you may be eligible for a small business grant/loan through PARO Peer Lending Circle Program.

Grants/Loans range from $550 - $5000

Increases women's access to:

  • Grants and Loans
  • Training
  • Business Plan Development
  • Networking, Peer Support, Mentoring and Encouragement
  • Opportunity to access/share business knowledge


Join us at one of the following sessions:

An Ideal Site To Start Or Grow Your Business


Nestled in the heart of Eastern Ontario, the borders of Lennox & Addington County stretch from the shores of Lake Ontario to the rocky Canadian Shield. With close proximity to the cities of Belleville and Kingston, Lennox & Addington County has the second largest labour pool in Eastern Ontario providing direct access to over 300,000 people within a 30 minute drive.

Why Small Scale Business Owners Love Lennox and Addington County


Why Lennox & Addington is a Great Choice

Economic Development Offices work within communities to help entrepreneurs find there sources and tools they need to be successful. Staff from the Lennox & Addington County Economic Development office can liaise with all 3 levels of government and help initiate partnerships with colleges, universities and other businesses in the region.

Focused efforts of the Economic Development Office to promote their region and the businesses within it, result in the following community benefits for local residents.