Community Futures – Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

We’re excited to announce that Trustmode has been named to the roster of approved coaches, consultants and trainers for Community Futures, specifically the innovative Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program and the COVID Business Reboot program. You can learn more about EDP and apply here.

Our founder, Andréa Coutu, MBA, has pursued additional training in psychological first aid, trauma-informed practice, Indigenous cultural safety and collaborative problem-solving. She also has experience with developing supports for career, mental health, health, social services and education programs, including for students, immigrants, refugees, persons with disabilities, vulnerable populations, LGTBQ+ and Indigenous people. She has worked with persons who have been socially and economically displaced as well as with heads of banks, Fortune 500 executives, and a range of other people. In addition to 25 years in business consulting, Andréa has also worked in student mental health and student services program, a YMCA youth entrepreneur program, a Downtown Eastside Food Rescue, a university athletics department and with a range of non-profit programs, including Youth Employment Skills Canada-BC, the Greater Vancouver Venture Centre for Youth, crisis centres and more. She also has significant lived experience and feels this can help her support other people facing obstacles with a unique blend of empathy and business experience.

We are thrilled to be part of Canada’s essential COVID-19 response and to be supporting such important services for entrepreneurs.