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Strategic Alliances

JA Quebec (formerly Jeunes Entreprises du Québec) and its volunteers are dedicated to offering free training for students between 10 and 18 years old to encourage them to make smart decisions about their field of studies and careers, teach them about financial literacy, help them understand business realities and prepare them for the world of entrepreneurship.

We also offer additional activities which enable youth to develop skills such as leadership, creativity, collaboration and problem solving, attributes sought by employers and essential to start a business. We work upstream of other organisations that take over when young people are further along their career path.

What happens to participating students of our programs when they finish high school? Can they still receive training or get information on entrepreneurship? Yes, they can. JA Québec has developed partnerships with other organizations involved with entrepreneurship. These organizations work with young people interested in entrepreneurship, inform them about project opportunities or mentorship, either as part of their studies at CEGEP and University, or when they start a business.

Here is the list of these organizations:

OSEntreprendre has a mission to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in order to help build a proud, innovative, committed and prosperous Québec. Recognizing the human adventure of entrepreneurship and encouraging Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit in schools characterize its activities. It brings together more than 80 000 participants throughout all 17 regions of Québec, from elementary school to university students, and business starters and entrepreneurs.

Since 2014, every june, thousands of young people aged 5 to 17 launch their one-day business in a festive atmosphere all over the province of Quebec! La grande journée des petits entrepreneurs (the big day) exists to inspire, empower and educate children by creating opportunities for entrepreneurship.

L’association Québécoise des enseignant.es du primaire brings together all individuals working, directly or indirectly, with one of the three cycles of primary education to create a strong and dynamic teaching community.

As a charitable organization, the YMCA of Quebec has a mission to inspire and empower individuals to achieve personal fulfillment, flourish, and make positive contributions to their communities. With programs available virtually and at over thirty service locations throughout the province, the YMCA of Quebec is dedicated to supporting individuals in reaching their full potential and thriving in all aspects of life.

The project brings together young professionals with different skills and expertise within a nonprofit organization to assist and support anyone, especially individuals aged 18 to 35, who wish to enter the workforce.

The Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Québec is a network of community organizations serving young people. The Carrefours Jeunesse-Emploi are community hubs which guide young adults aged 16 to 35 in their social and economic integration initiatives, helping them on the path to employment, returning to school or developing projects.

Operation Back to School is a Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal initiative designed to encourage school retention by organizing free presentations at Greater Montréal high schools every year. The program also features stay-in-school scholarships of $1,500 awarded to students who have distinguished themselves for their diligence and determination at school during the year.

I choose Montréal is an initiative of Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic development agency, developed in partnership with the Government of Québec.

Le Club des jeunes entrepreneurs de demain is a non-profit organization that provides support and training for young entrepreneurs aged 13 to 19.

The carrefour jeunesse emploi Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is a non-profit organization that provides services aimed at improving the living conditions of citizens by assisting them in their path or life projects.