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1 Exploring youth engagement in social enterprise in Canada

2 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK May 22 nd, 2008 Karim Harji, Raïmi B. Osseni & Chris Perrin Emerging Leaders Committee, CCEDNet

3 Introduction Youth engagement in social enterprise Best practices from Canadian context Tools and resources Summary and closing 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

4 Name What you do / where you work Why youre interested in this session One thing youd like to take away from the session One thing we may not know about you 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

5 Diversity of youth engagement in social enterprise Some organizations identify what they do as social enterprise, others do not In Canada, were only scratching the surface of the ways in which youth can be involved in social enterprise 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

6 ORGANIZATIONLOCATION Evas PhoenixToronto, ON Potluck CaféVancouver, BC Roasted CherryOttawa, ON Santropol RoulantMontreal, QC TurnAround CouriersToronto, ON 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

7 ORGANIZATIONLOCATION Street Youth Job ActionVancouver, BC Meal ExchangeNational The Right StuffGreater Trail Region, BC Beatz to da Streetz VenturesToronto, ON Core Neighborhood Youth Cooperative Saskatoon, SK Coopérative La MauveBellechasse, QC 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

8 Saint vallier, Quebec, Canada

9 History Three different sectors 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

10 What was needed: Agriculture land Alternative marketing Better knowledge of sustainable development 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

11 Coopérative la Mauve: the response Allow young people to rent gardens Buy a grocery store and a butchery Develop a public awareness campaign and educational events Develop a system of direct distribution of local foods 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

12 Local and fair trade marketing Gardens and land access Public awareness and education 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

13 Evas Phoenix (Toronto) Potluck Café (Vancouver) Roasted Cherry (Ottawa) Santropol Roulant (Montreal) TurnAround Couriers (Toronto) 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

14 Review the one-pager and identify: 1- how are youth engaged/involved? 2- what is the social enterprise component? 3- what did you find interesting? 4- how does it connect to your own work? 5- what is missing? 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

15 Organizations history with youth Make the organization more youth friendly Provide a supportive environment before engaging youth Find a youth advocate/champion of youth within the organization 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

16 Adult support, structure, expectations Youth as Resources Support and follow-up Creative forms of learning Implementation Quality Guidance AND rich connections to the workplace 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

17 Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop (CNYC) strives to empower at-risk youth by providing them with innovative skill training, part time employment, and cultural and recreational opportunities.

18 what kind of ISSUES do/would you face when engaging youth in social enterprise? What kind of BARRIERS do you perceive youth face when they want to engage in social enterprise? 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

19 BREAK (10 minutes) 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

20 What resources do you use in your work? ( In relation to the issues mentioned before the break) 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

21 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT A guide to youth engagement: A guide to youth friendly Practices Engaging youth refers to welcoming youth to participate in the shaping of our community. They want their voices to be recognised and heard. They are willing to share, learn and work...if you are willing to share, learn and work with them. A guide to community development and capacity building An introductory guide to community development and capacity building CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

22 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Understanding social enterprise The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) Le chantier de léconomie sociale (QUÉBEC) Starting a youth-led social enterprise EVAs Phoenixs Tool Kit Feasibility studies The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide, 2005, developed by Enterprising Non-profits Networking &meeting young SE practitioners The Emerging Leaders Committee of the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

23 The Canadian CED Networks toolbox A source of information related to social economy and social enterprise. The social entrepreneur toolbox Designed to introduce non-profit managers and leaders to the expanding field of social entrepreneurship. Comité sectoriel de main-dœuvre Économie sociale et Action communautaire Quatre grands axes d'intervention : gestion des ressources humaines, gouvernance démocratique, gestion financière et communications CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

24 Youth engagement in social enterprise Best practices from Canadian context Tools and resources 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

25 Something valuable you learned today Something you liked about the session One action you will take when you go back to your own organization 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

26 Emerging Leaders Committee Co-Chairs Naomi Adams & Laura Howard Staff Coordinator: Dini Silveira Ph: ext CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies

27 Karim Harji: Raïmi B. Osseni: Chris Perrin: 2008 CED National Conference Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies


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