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BUILDING YOUNG
ENTREPRENEURS

Empowering the future
of multibarriered youth

OVER 700 YOUTH SERVED TO DATE

150+ BUSINESS PARTNERS

over the years

All ACROSS CANADA

Supported by

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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 for youth entering the workforce is ever-increasing. There is a large number of youths on a national scale that are facing many barriers regarding employment when entering today’s job market fields. 

 

Building Young Entrepreneurs is a digital training and mentorship programme that provides multi-barriered youth ages 18-29 across Canada with skills, work experience, and professional networks to improve their employability and to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow. The programme provides the essential tools and techniques needed to gain meaningful employment and excel in the workplace environment.

 

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

A one-year programme including: 

  • Core training workshops once a month to develop leadership, communication, and business skills

  • Gain access to our newly BYE digital toolkit to achieve 6 basic mindsets to build and consolidate your entrepreneurial spirit! 

  • On-going peer-to-peer mentorship with industries professionals to provide guidance during stage of job seeking or starting a business

  • Option of a 3-6 month paid internship in your field of interest

  • Youth-led National Expo to celebrate participant achievements and network with guests, BYE alumni and SMEs.

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THE BUILDING YOUNG

ENTREPRENEURS

EXPERIENCE

BYE IS BACK! 108 motivated youth have embarked on their individualized journeys to develop their entrepreneurial mindset! These past weeks participants had the opportunity to tap into the BYE Toolkit and dig deeper on their vision/future goals! Check out these videos for a summary of what our recent cohorts accomplished over the course of the programme!
Want to be part of the next cohort? 
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& stay tuned! 
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Fresh addition of the programme this self-directed toolkit explores 6 core mindsets that are key to entrepreneurial thinking. Each mindset is formatted as an individual lesson in which participants find an introduction to the mindset, an exploration of what that mindset looks like in practice, a digital workbook to work through the mindset, guidelines on how to dive deeper into the mindset including a series of suggested LinkedIn Learning courses for continued learning. Discover the 6 mindsets in the following video! 
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THE BYE

ENTREPRENEURIAL

TOOLKIT

THE BYE

ENTREPRENEURIAL

TOOLKIT

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SDGXCanada CLUBHOUSE SESSIONS

Co-founded by UNAC and Nyaanum, SDGXCanada Clubhouse Sessions are an innovative way for changemakers to come together to discuss the key challenges in today's world in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals from a Canadian perspective. This is an opportunity for youth 18 and over to meet and hear from Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers working towards creating a more sustainable future in their communities, cities and globally.

Sessions are hosted on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30PM EST. 

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Programme Testimonials

“BYE continues offer  excellent opportunity to network, gain information that I wouldn't normally have access to, and attain an internship opportunity that was exactly what I wanted. I am extremely thankful to BYE because I am now on the right journey to start achieving my dreams and goals.”

 Raeesa Valani

Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant, 2021