For the fourth year, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Canada. Over the course of several months, we worked closely with organizations and partners across the country to celebrate, encourage, and showcase entrepreneurship. Together we inspired young people to pursue entrepreneurship as a career and created, renewed, and re-energized great partnerships across Canada in support of entrepreneurship.

We wish to particularly thank the following partners for their contributions to GEW and our flagship YOU Innovate Canada Tournament:

  • Studentawards
  • Mount Royal University
  • Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE)
  • ReviewRoom
  • TELUS

We also wish to acknowledge Invest Ottawa and the Ottawa entrepreneurship community whose contribution to GEW Canada 2012 was phenomenal! Thanks to their efforts, the city of Ottawa had the highest number of events of all Canadian cities who participated.

Although GEW has come to a close this year, we encourage everyone to continue celebrating and showcasing the great work that you do every single day to help young people reach their entrepreneurial dreams. CYBF is committed to championing entrepreneurship all year long and we hope that you will stay connected with us by signing up for our Entrepeer Vibe e-newsletter, joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter.

2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada in numbers…

  • 400+ partners, supporters and sponsors got involved
  • 515 GEW activities took place across Canada
  • 29,195 Canadians got involved in GEW Canada
  • Dozens of press releases issued by CYBF and partners
  • 59 million advertising impressions
  • 197 million media and communication impressions
  • 6 million social media impressions on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more!

View the full Impact Summary Report here.

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