BUILDING YOUNG
ENTREPRENEURS

Empowering the futures of at-risk youth

OVER 200 YOUTH SERVED TO DATE

20+ BUSINESS PARTNERS

4 CITIES ACROSS CANADA

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This programme is working towards:

In recent years, joining the workforce has become a much more intricate and competitive process for people in all industries

 

The demand for basic skills and experience is ever-increasing, and average education levels are on the rise. For young people, especially youth facing barriers, breaking into today's job market is proving increasingly difficult.


The United Nations Association in Canada wants to make it easier for youth to find work. Building Young Entrepreneurs supports vulnerable youth in finding gainful and lasting employment through skills training and business mentoring. With a focus on recent immigrants and visible minorities, our aim is to provide the tools needed to find meaningful employment and to excel in the workplace.

Building Young Entrepreneurs also supports youth who are interested in creating businesses, by teaching them the fundamentals and basics of entrepreneurship.

Programme elements:

  • A two-day core training workshop to develop leadership, communication, and business skills for over 160 youth

  • A 8-16-week placement with a local business or organization in four cities across Canada

  • Networking opportunities with business, communities and public sector

  • On-going peer-to-peer mentorship  with past participants and young Canadian entrepreneurs

  • Youth-led National Expo

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Programme Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the workshops over the past weekend. The guest speakers did an amazing job and I think that going forward, it would be helpful if there was internet access to do some hands on things. This workshop allowed me to meet a couple new people but it would be great if there was a follow-up to reconnect again. 

As for internship/mentorship, I would love the chance to work with someone in the photography realm. "

ZABRINA DACRES

Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant

A BETTER WORLD STARTS WITH YOU
 

The United Nations Association in Canada offers a range of diverse programming across Canada and internationally that furthers our mandate of growing global citizens. Your involvement and support are crucial to our work and always appreciated.

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