Social Enterprise Support for KO First Nations Youth

Bami'aawaso is a three-year project (2013-2016) to build sustainable infrastructure supporting youth aged 15-35 to engage in social enterprises. Nishnawbe Aski Nation is leading the project with the support of Ontario Trillium Fund and in partnership with PARO Centre for Womens Enterprise and Keewaytinook Okimmakanak. Our goal is to raise the awareness of social enterprise so that more youth are working for themselves to feed their families while making a positive change in their communities.

The objectives are to (1) create and deliver an accredited high school course where students can learn how to create an effective social enterprise, (2) build sustainable infrastructure with resources and support so that youth can share experiences and best practices with each other through an online hub.

You don't need a bank account, a loan or even be selling something to be an entrepreneur. You may already be a social entrepreneur. If you use your skills to care for your family while making positive change in your community, you're a social entrepreneur.

To find out more about the project, contact:
Paul J. Reid, Social Enterprise Project Coordinator
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Direct Line (807) 625-4952
Toll Free: (800) 465-9952
Fax: (807) 623-7730