Aboriginal Youth Mean Business!


You can always learn more about what it takes to run a business. Learn about programs, workshops and courses you can access to lay the foundation for your business success.

Aboriginal Business Directory

-- Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada / Government of Canada --

Aboriginal businesses can increase visibility by registering in PSAB's Aboriginal Business Directory (ABD). In order to increase procurement opportunities for businesses,

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in collaboration with Industry Canada, maintains an on-line Aboriginal business directory that streamlines and simplifies the PSAB registration process.

The ABD is housed within Industry Canada's Canadian Companies Capabilities database and is a search engine available to industry and the federal procurement community for identifying Aboriginal business suppliers. Register today in PSAB's Aboriginal Business Directory and increase your Aboriginal business visibility and procurement opportunities.

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Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP)

-- University of Manitoba - Asper School of Business --

ABEP partners with First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who are admitted to the U of M and intend to complete their Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) through the Asper School of Business. Students are provided with tutors, advisory assistance, financial aid, networking opportunities as well as internships with our corporate partners.

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Bachelor of Business Administration

-- Brandon University --

Business Administration has four major goals. They are:

To prepare students for professional careers in Business Administration;

To prepare students for further study in Business and Management;

To foster analytical, written and oral skills and attitudes essential for success in the business world;

To graduate students who are knowledgeable about the historical, economic, political and philosophical context in which individuals, businesses and societies function.

Brandon University has long had an enviable reputation both in Canada and abroad for excellence in education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education and Music. The programs in Business Administration have been designed recognizing and building on this strength.

The distinguishing feature of the Department is the ample opportunity provided for students to combine their program of choice in Business Administration with a solid exposure to the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The course of study, especially the courses comprising the Business core, offers a balanced yet rigorous exposure to the main functional areas of Business Administration. The core forms the springboard for advanced study in particular areas of interest to the student in Business Administration. It is also the foundation upon which the student can build additional courses emphasizing the Liberal Arts such as English, History, Political Science, Languages, Native Studies, Religion and Philosophy; the Sciences such as Mathematics, Geography, Psychology, and the Social Sciences such as Sociology and Economics.

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Curry BizCamp in Entrepreneurship

-- The Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship --

Established in 1998 the Curry BizCamp in Entrepreneurship teaches basic life skills such as reading comprehension and mathematics using entrepreneurship and business ideas.

The Curry BizCamp is a day camp for youth interested in entrepreneurship.

The Camps consist of a three-week camp and a one-week camp. The three-week camp is geared towards youth age 15-18, and a one week camp geared towards youth age 12 -14 years old.

The camps operate from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday during the months of July and August.

There is no cost to the students to attend the camps.

Students are provided with a BizBag that includes all the camp supplies as well as a T-shirt, padfolio with calculator, stopwatch and a water bottle with the Asper Centre logo on it.

Students also receive transportation assistance to and from the camp and daily lunches.

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP)

-- Community Futures - Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) --

The mandate of this program is to provide business services to assist persons with disabilities or health conditions who locate their business outside of the City of Winnipeg.

The staff at Community Futures offices offer business services including; one to one business counselling, business plan development, and referral to business training.

Community Futures offices offer business loans for viable new or existing businesses.

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Junior Achievement's Company Program

-- Junior Achievement --

In collaboration with professional volunteer consultants, teams of students from grades 9 - 12 organize and operate a real business in order to experience how a small enterprise functions.

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Self Employment Program

-- YMCA-YWCA Business Training Centre  --

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Self Employment Program for Aboriginal Women

-- Ka Ni Kanichihk. Inc. --

Exploring the idea of Employment?

Are you 15-30?

We have openings?

Are you exploring where you want to be in the world of work?

Have you thought about being your own boss? Do you have a business idea you have been thinking about?

...the possibilities are endless.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., is offering a no-cost Pre Employment and Self Employment Program for Aboriginal Women (SEPAW).

The SEPAW program will provide the tools and expertise in the area of employment exploration, cultural awareness and business planning.

Training will be delivered by Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. Training begins October 27, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. You must attend an information session to apply to the program.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is mandated to provide a range of culturally based education, training and employment, leadership and community development, and healing and wellness programs and services that are rooted in the restoration and reclamation of cultures.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is governed by a council inclusive of First Nation and Métis peoples in Winnipeg.

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The Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship

-- The Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship --

The Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship hosts business forums, business plan competitions, roundtable discussions, entrepreneur showcases, a CEO series and provides courses on entrepreneurship topics.

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