Canada needs to get youth interested in entrepreneurship earlier, summit told

Canada needs to do more to promote entrepreneurship in high school and postsecondary programs, a Toronto conference hosted by Futurpreneur Canada (formerly Canadian Youth Business Foundation) heard last week. The first Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit hosted nearly 250 participants who crafted an action plan to boost youth enterprise across the country. Recommendations included: promoting business ownership as a career path; educating entrepreneurs to be financially literate; improving collaboration between governments to standardize startup regulations; and increasing networking and mentorship. An action plan will be released in governments and industry leaders in the coming months. Since 1996, CYBF has provided financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18 to 39 in Canada.

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