OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - 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.
"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
- Applications for Youth Can Do It! will be accepted until March 12, 2018.
SOURCE Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
For further information: 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, [email protected]