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Youth unemployment: it’s more than just providing jobs
March 23rd, 2015

The issue of youth unemployment has been making headlines for quite some time. It is well recognized that this is a looming issue for not only a generation of eager young people, but also for businesses looking towards their future talent pool. But when we think about solutions to youth unemployment, do we think beyond just […]

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What are we looking for in a successful POE boot camp application?
March 23rd, 2015

2015 boot camp applications are now open. But, just what are we looking for in a successful applicant? Beyond the technical requirements of being a transitioning CAF member, we are looking for someone with a well thought out business idea. We don’t mean to say that you need a 20 page business plan, but we are looking […]

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The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur inspires Prince’s Charities Australia’s new transition program
March 5th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that The Prince’s Charities Australia has just launched a military to entrepreneurship program, The Prince’s Lead Your Own Business, based upon the success of The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur. The Prince’s Lead Your Own Business will also be a hands-on business learning experience for transitioning Australian Defence Force members.     […]

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Youth Employment: What’s Collaboration Got to Do With It?
February 26th, 2015

When we think about the task of raising youth employment in our cities, who is it exactly that is best for the job? Is it our government? Our businesses and employers? Or perhaps it’s the responsibility of our community agencies? This generation of young people is struggling to gain access to stable, healthy jobs, and […]

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7th Generation Image Makers; using art to inspire at-risk Aboriginal Youth
February 19th, 2015

7th Generation Image Makers is a community arts program under the auspices of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Local Anishnawbek artist Maria Hupfield through the NCFST youth department founded the program in 1995. The program’s mandate is to provide arts exposure and constructive creative expression for at-risk aboriginal youth ages 16-29 in the […]

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Promising practices in business-community collaboration
February 13th, 2015

The Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network’s innovative pilot in North Etobicoke (Rexdale) has engaged multiple businesses and community organizations through a series of coordinated initiatives. Community MicroSkills Development Centre is one of PCRBN’s community collaborators in Rexdale. MicroSkills is a multi-cultural, non-profit, community-based organization committed to assisting the unemployed, women, racial minorities, youth and newcomers […]

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What It’s Like to Spend A Week At Business Boot Camp
February 11th, 2015

United by their service and entrepreneurial spirit, nineteen transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members embarked upon their week-long Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur business boot camp journey at the University of Regina’s Paul J. Hill School of Business at the end of August 2014. Participants came with business ideas that ranged from dog training services to survival innovations […]

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Boeing Supports The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur Program in Canada
December 3rd, 2014

On December 1st, 2014, Boeing announced its support of The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, a national program through The Prince’s Charities Canada, that provides transitioning Canadian Forces personnel with the education, financing and mentoring needed to start their own businesses. The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur is a made-in-Canada program that combines two of His Royal Highness The […]

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