Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative (NOYEI)

We are the Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative and we show youth across the north the opportunities that Northern Ontario offers to help people follow their dreams. The business world in Northern Ontario is buzzing and we want our youth to be a part of it.

We believe that creating an entrepreneurial mindset in youth will bring to the forefront the opportunities entrepreneurship as a viable career option will present.

In the last four years we have introduced over 10,000 youth aged 8 to 34 to entrepreneurship.

The Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative is involved in facilitating nine programs to youth across the North. Sault Ste. Marie has facilitated the annual Youth Enterprise Camp since 2006 and most recently introduced Enterprise Olympics.

What is Youth Enterprise Camp?

During “Youth Enterprise Camp” campers learn about entrepreneurship through a variety of games and activities and have the opportunity to run their own “Business for a Day”.  Teen campers also prepare and complete a business plan as part of the weeklong camp. The objectives of the camp are to:

  • Provide  youth and teens with a fun and exciting introduction to the world of entrepreneurship
  • Enable teens to complete a business plan, and both youth and teens to start, run and close down their business in one day
  • Encourage campers to see entrepreneurship as a future viable career option.

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