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Youth Entrepreneurship Program

At the Y, we believe that everyone has the potential to do great things. Our Youth Entrepreneurship Program will help you learn entrepreneurial skills, develop a business idea using the Business Model Canvas (a one-page tool to outline a business model) and connect you with entrepreneurship support services and small businesses.

Program Components

Training is delivered over three weeks. The first two weeks are spent in the classroom (half days). Week three is dedicated to networking and connecting with entrepreneur support agencies and small businesses.


  • Youth ages 18-29 who are visible minorities, Indigenous, female or persons with a disability
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have a preliminary business concept

Participation Requirements & Expectations

  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Respectful behaviour
  • Active participation

How to Apply

Complete the application form and submit it by email or send it to:

Youth Entrepreneurship Program
c/o YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Business Training Centre
604-428 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E2

For more information, please call Employment Services or email us!

Funding provided by the Manitoba government and RBC Future Launch