Urban Indigenous Youth for Change (UIYFC)
Originating from SEE in 2015, the Urban Indigenous Youth for Change (UIYFC) project works with youth to create community and capacity in the social economy through social enterprise development.
UIYFC views youth as changemakers, those who are capable of making change in their communities based on their passions, which is the piece that is emphasized and explored through culturally relevant programming.
UIYFC provides an in-depth opportunity to teach and learn from urban Indigenous youth how to incorporate cultural and land based learning that may lead to increased and diverse participation in the social economy. Youth are provided the opportunity to co-design curriculum, co-deliver, lead or facilitate workshops to other Indigenous youth in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
UIYFC poises youth to develop their leadership, business and self-expression skills through their active participation in various community activities and events.
Urban Indigenous youth are able to leave a mark of their own creative expression on the urban landscape through arts-based workshops such as the creation of art murals, digital story-telling and other related cultural programming. Youth have the opportunity to participate in the design and creation process while developing skills that can be applied to careers in the arts and/or social entrepreneurship.
The following culturally appropriate resources were developed by SEE to meet the needs of Northern Ontario’s small, rural, Indigenous and Francophone communities.
Interested in being a mentor or being mentored?
Contact us and we’ll try to connect you
Northern Ontario Service Providers
Small Business Enterprise Centres
Enterprise Temiskaming in Haileybury
Northwest Business Centre in Kenora
The Business Centre – Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. in North Bay and in Parry Sound
Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship in Sault Ste. Marie
Regional Business Centre in Sudbury
Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre in Thunder Bay
Business Enterprise Centre in Timmins
Are you a changemaker who is ready to put their entrepreneurial skills to work addressing social and environmental issues?
Do you have ideas you are passionate about transforming into reality? If you are ready to take the next step in your journey, we are here to guide you in the right direction.