Joining together to support youth entrepreneurship
Grande Prairie, Alberta, June 27, 2012 – The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Community Futures Grande Prairie and Region. A special event to launch this partnership will be held on June 28, 2012 at the Podollan Inn & Spa in Grand Prairie.
Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region is a non-profit community organization engaged in helping to develop and implement community-based economic development strategies. They are dedicated to strengthening both local entrepreneurs and the community’s economy as a whole. Community Futures organizations are entrepreneurial development centres that provide one-on-one business training to assist individuals who are interested in self-employment or in expanding their business.
“Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region is committed to helping local entrepreneurs realize their business dreams. That is why we are so excited to be partnering with CYBF, to assist in helping young entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses,” said Holly Sogren, Executive Director, Community Futures Grande Prairie and Region. “We recognize how important it is to get started on the right foot and CYBF and its resources, such as financing and mentorship match-ups, will go a long way in helping those clients be successful! This partnership is yet another tool in our business assistance toolkit.”
As Canada’s ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship, CYBF is dedicated to helping our nation’s economic development, one young entrepreneur at a time. Working with youth between the ages of 18-34, this national organization looks at character, not collateral when providing pre-launch coaching, business assistance, start-up financing and mentoring. Through these resources, CYBF helps young people launch and sustain successful entrepreneurial businesses. CYBF is able to deliver these programs across the country through important community partnerships with organizations such as Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region.
“CYBF strongly believes that the future of a vibrant and healthy business community in rural Alberta relies on youth entrepreneurs. We are delighted to have Community Futures of Grand Prairie Region becoming our valued Community Partner, said Katarina Vasiljevic-Galic, Director Alberta, CYBF. “Rural Alberta is home to many diversified entrepreneurial innovations – and CYBF in partnership with Community Futures of Grande Prairie and Region is here to provide full support.”
About The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is the founder of G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) and founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA). www.cybf.ca
About Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region
Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region is a non-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors and staffed with business professionals, who together are actively engaged in helping to develop and implement community-based economic development strategies.
Community Futures organizations are user-friendly business development centres that control and manage investment funds from which they make fully repayable loans (up to a maximum of $150,000) to community members who are interested in starting or expanding their own businesses.
Community Futures organizations are entrepreneurial development centres that provide one-on-one business training to assist individuals who are interested in self-employment or in expanding their business.
Community Futures organizations are proactive, progressive community organizations dedicated to strengthening both their community’s entrepreneurs and their community’s economy as a whole.
Director Alberta, Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Executive Director, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region