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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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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Transitioning Atlantic Canadian military personnel explore entrepreneurship at one-day workshops
November 14th, 2014

On November 4th, 2014, The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), today announced support for The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program, a national program that provides Canadian Forces personnel transitioning to civilian life the education, financing and mentoring needed to launch and sustain businesses. In Atlantic Canada, The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program will consist of […]

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Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership 2014 – Town of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
November 14th, 2014

“O Buon Vista!”  (“Oh, happy sight!”) Located near Cape Bonavista at the end of a long peninsula on Newfoundland’s northeast coast, the Town of Bonavista (population 3,589) is one of North America’s oldest communities. It is said to be named after the first words Venetian explorer John Cabot exclaimed as he came across the cape […]



Prince’s Seeing is Believing (PSiB) Visit Day in Rexdale, Toronto
October 28th, 2014

    On Sept 18th, a group of senior Toronto business leaders stepped out of their offices and into the Rexdale/North Etobicoke neighbourhood to learn how they can work with the community to supercharge local youth employment. The Prince’s Seeing is Believing Visit Day invited 15 corporate leaders to meet with inspiring youth who call […]