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					Exploring youth engagement
              in
social enterprise in Canada
2008 CED National Conference “Waves of
    Changes: Building People-Centred
              Economies”

     University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
                    May 22nd, 2008


Karim Harji, Raïmi B. Osseni & Chris Perrin
 Emerging Leaders Committee, CCEDNet
 Introduction


 Youth engagement in social enterprise
 Best practices from Canadian context
 Tools and resources


 Summary           and closing

   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Name


 What    you do / where you work

 Why   you’re interested in this session

 One thing you’d like to take away from
 the session

 One   thing we may not know about you
   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
          of youth engagement in social
 Diversity
 enterprise

 Some organizations identify what they do
 as social enterprise, others do not

 InCanada, we’re only scratching the
 surface of the ways in which youth can be
 involved in social enterprise
       2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
         ORGANIZATION                                    LOCATION
Eva’s Phoenix                                 Toronto, ON

Potluck Café                                  Vancouver, BC

Roasted Cherry                                Ottawa, ON

Santropol Roulant                             Montreal, QC

TurnAround Couriers                           Toronto, ON




  2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
         ORGANIZATION                                    LOCATION
Street Youth Job Action                       Vancouver, BC

Meal Exchange                                 National

The Right Stuff                               Greater Trail Region, BC

Beatz to da Streetz Ventures                  Toronto, ON

Core Neighborhood Youth                       Saskatoon, SK
Cooperative

Coopérative La Mauve                          Bellechasse, QC



  2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
       Saint
      vallier ,
      Quebec,
2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
•History


•Three different
sectors


    2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
What was
 needed:

 Agriculture            land
 Alternative
  marketing
 Better knowledge
  of sustainable
  development
    2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
Coopérative la Mauve: the response


 Allow    young people to rent gardens

 Buy   a grocery store and a butchery

 Developa public awareness campaign and
 educational events

 Develop a system of direct distribution
 of local foods
   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
• Local and fair trade marketing
• Gardens and land access
• Public awareness and education




  2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Eva’s    Phoenix (Toronto)

                                 Potluck             Café (Vancouver)

               Roasted              Cherry (Ottawa)

                         Santropol                Roulant (Montreal)

 TurnAround                Couriers (Toronto)
    2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Review the one-pager and identify:

1- how are youth engaged/involved?
2- what is the social enterprise
 component?
3- what did you find interesting?
4- how does it connect to your own work?
5- what is “missing”?

   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Organization’s                history with youth
 Make the organization more youth
 friendly
        a supportive environment before
 Provide
 engaging youth
 Finda youth advocate/champion of youth
 within the organization
   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Adult support, structure, expectations
 Youth as Resources
 Support and follow-up
 Creative forms of learning
 Implementation Quality
 Guidance AND rich connections to the
  workplace


   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop (CNYC)
strives to empower at-risk youth by providing
them with innovative skill training, part time
employment, and cultural and recreational
opportunities.




    2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
what kind of ISSUES do/would you
face when engaging youth in social
            enterprise?

 What  kind of BARRIERS do you
perceive youth face when they want
  to engage in social enterprise?

 2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
                 BREAK             (10 minutes)




2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
What resources do you use in
your work?

    ( In relation to the issues
   mentioned before the break)

  2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
      YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
                                               “Engaging youth” refers to
                                               welcoming youth to participate
                                               in the shaping of our community.
A guide to youth engagement:                   They want their voices to be
“A guide to youth friendly
                                               recognised and heard. They are
Practices”
                                               willing to share, learn and
                                               work...if you are willing to share,
                                               learn and work with them.
A guide to community                           An introductory guide to
development and capacity                       community development and
building                                       capacity building.

     2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
             YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Understanding social             The Canadian Community Economic
enterprise                       Development Network (CCEDNet)
                                 Le chantier de l’économie sociale
                                 (QUÉBEC)
Starting a youth-led             EVA’s Phoenix’s Tool Kit
social enterprise
Feasibility studies              The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide,
                                 2005, developed by Enterprising Non-profits
Networking &meeting              The Emerging Leaders Committee of the
young SE practitioners           Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet)


       2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
The Canadian CED Network’s toolbox
A source of information related to social economy and social
enterprise.

The social entrepreneur toolbox
Designed to introduce non-profit managers and leaders to the
expanding field of social entrepreneurship.

Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre Économie sociale et Action
communautaire
Quatre grands axes d'intervention : gestion des ressources humaines,
gouvernance démocratique, gestion financière et communications.



      2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Youth     engagement in social enterprise

 Best   practices from Canadian context

                     Tools          and resources


    2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Something            valuable you learned today

 Something            you liked about the session

 Oneaction you will take when you go
 back to your own organization


   2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
              Emerging Leaders
              Committee Co-Chairs
            Naomi Adams & Laura Howard


          Staff Coordinator: Dini Silveira

         Ph: 250-386-9980 ext 108
               1-877-202-2268
     Email: dsilveira@ccednet-rcdec.ca
2008 CED National Conference “Waves of Changes: Building People-Centred Economies”
 Karim     Harji: karim@kenyakom.com

 Raïmi    B. Osseni: rbosseni@gmail.com

 Chris    Perrin: perrinc@gmail.com


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