Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Youth Entrepreneurship Program Re-launched

Community Futures is pleased to announce that a new Youth Entrepreneurship Program is being launched in April 2021.

For many years, Community Futures has offered comprehensive business development support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Having new youth oriented resources could not have come at a better time given the disruption that COVID-19 has created for young entrepreneurs.

Community Futures will be able to enhance its valuable one-on-one counselling and business development workshops to help more aspiring entrepreneurs to assess their business idea, prove their market and realistically map out their business opportunity and ultimately launch their venture.

The new 14 week program is well developed and tested and in previous years under the Youth Means Business pilot program that resulted in many long term success stories in our community.

Thanks to support from community partners like Kelowna Jaycees who generously helped establish the Rene Bourgault Business Development Bursary to help fund aspiring young entrepreneurs ensured that many young entrepreneurs had improved success and support to start new businesses in the Central Okanagan while we awaited new program funding. Community Futures will continue to support the Rene Bourgault legacy by continuing to offer sponsorship to those that need it most.


Please call Ali Brent at 250-868-2132 ext. 224 for more information.

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