Government shines light on Canada’s young entrepreneurs

News Release

Minister Chagger launches an event to recognize young entrepreneurs across the country

February 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario

More and more, young Canadians are embracing innovation and the start-up culture. They dare to take risks, challenge the status quo and tackle challenges. Entrepreneurship is not easy; it takes hard work, determination, persistence and, sometimes, failure. More importantly, it takes courage.

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, today launched Youth Can Do It!, a national event that aims to shine a light on the great entrepreneurial journeys of young Canadians. The announcement was made online with a video that celebrates and recognizes young Canadian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-24 years old, from across the country.

Selected young entrepreneurs will be invited to Ottawa to participate in the event from June 10 - 12, 2018, to network, create and foster mentor/mentee relationships.

Quotes

“As Canada’s business leaders of tomorrow your ideas and creativity will help drive the economy and secure Canada’s place as a global innovation leader. We want to shine a light on the incredible talent in towns and cities across the country. Youth Can Do It! is an opportunity for us to showcase and recognize your dreams, your stories and your vision!”

– The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism

Quick Facts

  • Applications for Youth Can Do It! will be accepted until March 12, 2018.

Associated Links

Contacts

Follow Minister Chagger on social media.
Twitter: @MinofSBT
Instagram: minofsbt

Jonathan Dignan
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Small Business and Tourism
343-291-2700

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca


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