Social entrepreneurs are changemakers – those driven to develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing social, environmental and economic issues by combining business skills with a passion for positive impact.
Social enterprises are a natural fit – with the values of Indigenous peoples such as democratic governance, sharing and caring for each other and equality.
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Urban Indigenous Youth for Change is a collaborative project focused on urban Indigenous youth aged 13 – 35 to embrace their role as changemakers in their communities.
We support them in co-creating a path of opportunity for themselves and others by becoming aware, engaged and informed of the social economy sector.
UIYFC works to engage urban Indigenous youth.
“This project is especially important as it brings together traditional knowledge and mainstream business skills to create a new story for not only changing the lives of young Indigenous people, but also creating positive change in our communities.”
– Jordan Tabobondung, Partnership Development Coordinator, UIYFC Year 1
We create opportunities for Indigenous youth to learn and teach one another – bringing together Indigenous culture, land based knowledge and entrepreneurship skills.
We connect young changemakers with peers, elders and knowledgekeepers and community organizations.
The youth-led UIYFC steering committee collaborates by focusing on strengths to create a better future for youth.
We support young social entrepreneurs and changemakers in realizing their potential.
We work in community spaces with a diverse group of local, regional and national partners.