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New Partnership Means More Support for Young Yukon Entrepreneurs
Whitehorse, February 3, 2015 - Futurpreneur Canada (formerly Canadian Youth Business Foundation) and Association Franco-Yukonnaise (AFY) are pleased to announce their exciting new partnership. This partnership will ensure that all eligible young Yukon entrepreneurs can access vital mentoring, start-up financing and business resources.
Futurpreneur Canada offers young entrepreneurs age 18-39 a start-up package of mentorship and financing of up to $45,000. Futurpreneur Canada is able to deliver these programs across the country through important community partnerships with organizations such as AFY.
"We are thrilled to be working with Association Franco-Yukonnaise (AFY) to assist more young people in the Yukon to start a business. This partnership will help us increase awareness and enhance opportunities for young entrepreneurs" says Jill Earthy, Regional Director for BC & Yukon Regions at Futurpreneur Canada.
A leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community, the AFY is a one-stop shop that offers, among other things, a wide range of services in economic development and job readiness in addition to youth services that are tailored to individual needs.
"The AFY enthusiastically welcomes this important partnership with Futurpreneur Canada that allows us to consolidate our services" said Angélique Bernard, AFY's President. "Now we will be better equipped to support Francophones wanting to start businesses."
"This partnership with Futurpreneur Canada will contribute significantly to the success of business-minded young Yukoners in our vibrant Francophone community", Minister of Education Doug Graham said.
"I congratulate the Association franco-yukonnaise for this project to assist Yukon young Francophone entrepreneurs. This initiative is aligned with the Yukon government and AFY's combined efforts to maximize service delivery in French and support the development of our Yukon Francophonie", added the Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate Elaine Taylor.
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada's young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance, the Canadian member of The Prince's Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week. www.futurpreneur.ca. Facebook: Futurpreneur Twitter: @Futurpreneur
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Source:
Nancy Power, Communications and Community Relations Director
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867 668-2663 extension 332; communications@afy.yk.ca
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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