YBI is working with our member Futurpreneur in Canada to design, develop and deliver, in collaboration with Indigenous communities, a business financial literacy training program focused on Indigenous economic inclusion and resilience. The aim of this is to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their business financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills, with the ultimate aim of fostering Indigenous economic empowerment and prosperity.
As part of this work, Futurpreneur is sharing knowledge and resources with YBI members to support our diversity, equity and inclusion mandate and to help embed new practices that reduce barriers and create opportunities for young, Indigenous Entrepreneurs.
Across 2023 and early 2024, Futurpreneur will be running a series of collaborative workshops with the YBI network; sharing learnings and best practices on the inclusive design of the Indigenous Entrepreneur Training Programme.
Please note that there will be a Spanish-speaking interpreter joining the sessions, so attendees can listen in both English and Spanish.
The first collaborative workshop in the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Workshop Series will give focus to Futurpreneur’s engagement with Indigenous Communities during programme design.
By joining this session you will hear Futurpreneur share the results of work carried out by consulting firm Indigenuity Consulting, who undertook a 5-month engagement with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit organizations and representatives from across Canada. The aim of this is to amplify the voices of Indigenous entrepreneurs, and have these voices inform all elements of programme design.
This workshop will be beneficial to members that are either working with or are interested in working with Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Please register here.
This second session in the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Workshop Series will share learnings on the design and implementation of Futurpreneur’s Indigenous Entrepreneur Financial Resiliency Programme, including the thinking behind design and delivery. There will be time for discussion as well as to answer questions.
This workshop will be beneficial to members that are either working with or are interested in working with Indigenous entrepreneurs. You do not need to have attended Workshop 1 before joining Workshop 2.
Details on how to register coming soon.
Further workshops to share learnings and best practices on the inclusive design of Futurpreneur’s Indigenous Entrepreneur Training Programme will take place in September and November 2023, and March 2024. Additional details to follow.
If you are interested in learning more and being involved in Indigenous Entrepreneurship at YBI, we also have our Indigenous Entrepreneurship Working Group. Comprised of members who are either working with or plan to work with Indigenous Entrepreneurs, the group meet every 2-3 months to share learnings and best practice around Indigenous Entrepreneurship. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Linsey Deeks.