Renewal of Youth Partnership Program in the Barrie Region

Renewal of Youth Partnership Program in the Barrie Region

Collège Boréal, with the aid of the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, is pleased to announce the renewal of the Youth Partnership Program in the Barrie Region for the upcoming school year. From September, 2014 through March, 2015, Collège Boréal will promote entrepreneurship programs through a series of workshops in local secondary schools, in partnership with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS) and the Conseil scolaire Viamonde.

This year, workshops will be offered to earlier grade levels, giving students the necessary tools to spark early initiative, creativity, and autonomy as entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to complete a business plan, develop a business, and organize other entrepreneurial activities throughout the school year, in synergy with daily lesson plans.

Additionally, Collège Boréal has become a member of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, thus allowing students to translate classroom learning into practical skills and experiential learning. Workshops and business breakfasts will be offered as a result of this membership. These workshops have inspired past participants to take part in entrepreneurship activities. Since the launch of the Youth Partnership Program in the Barrie region, 15 local French-speaking youth launched Summer Companies.


“The Youth Partnership Program provides young people with opportunities to develop critical business and life skills. Fostering youth entrepreneurship is an important way of ensuring that communities benefit from the potential and creativity of our Franco-Ontarian youth.”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

“Collège Boréal is committed to providing students with the best experiences possible. We would like to thank our local, community, and provincial partners who have helped us become a leader in youth entrepreneurship in Simcoe County.”

Mylène Feytout-Eward, Simcoe Regional Manager, Collège Boréal

Quick facts

Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships provides grants to non-profit organizations for programs that promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in youths.

The primary goal of Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships is to influence the way Ontario youth think about entrepreneurship by:

  • introducing enterprising principles to youth in school and in their early career;
  • creating excitement about entrepreneurship in all industry sectors; and
  • building a team of informal entrepreneurship ambassadors.

Through collaboration with key stakeholders and influencers including educators, community organizations, parents and private sector partners, programs will connect with diverse youth groups across Ontario.

Associated Links

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @borealAPP.

To find out more about Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships, visit

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