Social Enterprise Workshops for Aboriginal Youth
Are you a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit female youth between the ages of 18 and 28?
Then join us for a series of social enterprise workshops hosted by the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto!
This two-day event will provide Aboriginal female youth with the opportunity for self-reflection and the development of leadership skills. Aboriginal youth will gain entrepreneurial knowledge and valuable business skills while thinking of ways in which they can benefit their communities and society at large. These workshops involve the assessment of oneself and one’s community as a way to start generating ideas about how youth can be a vehicle for change. No experience is necessary to register in these workshops; they are open to anyone who is interested in change and community development!
These workshops are FREE. A small token of appreciation will be given to each youth participant for their time. Food & tokens will also be provided both days.
This two-day workshop will feature:
• Wisdom Stories – Each participant will have an opportunity for self-reflection, assessing their passions, desires, motivations and values. We are honoured to have Elder Vivian Recollet speak on this topic.
• Community Mapping – Participants will work together to identify the assets, needs, and resources of the Aboriginal community.
• Change Leadership – Youth will learn to affect change in their communities in a way that is relevant to Aboriginal culture. Gabrielle Scrimshaw, President and Co-Founder of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (http://www.gabriellescrimshaw.com/) is our guest speaker.
• Social Entrepreneurship – Youth participants will be encouraged to incite change in their communities. They will be given the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills that are needed to create their own social entrepreneurial business proposal. Marjorie Brans, Director of School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario, will speak of the rise of the social enterprise movement.
• Youth participants will pitch their social enterprise proposals to one another. Based on a group consensus, the individual with the most viable idea will have the opportunity for a sponsored fellowship at the School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario* so that they can pursue their social entrepreneurial business proposals.
• First Nations, Métis, and Inuit female youth
• 18-28 years of age
• No experience is necessary, just bring your imagination!
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
191 Gerrard St. East
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Centre for Social Innovation-Regent Park
585 Dundas Street East
Third Floor, Meeting Room #2
Spots are limited, so register online for both session 1 and session 2 of the workshop series today: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3303028476
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sylvia at the Native Women’s Resource Centre at 416-963-9963
*Contingent upon admission to the School for Social Entrepreneurs - Ontario