OACFDC’s Youth Committee is encouraging all CFDCs to plan a special event for Entrepreneurship Week Canada (EWC) November 17 – 23.  Entrepreneurship Week Canada is being organized in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Visit their website at:  www.unleashingideas.org for an impressive look at what’s being done world-wide.  Last year, Global Entrepreneurship Week engaged over 2,720 partner organizations and more than 900,000 individuals.  In 2008, 56 countries will join together for this global movement.

Impact, an organization that promotes and assists young entrepreneurs, is offering ideas for Entrepreneurship Week Canada.  Visit their website at:  www.eweekcanada.com - Downloads, to see various packages to assist you.  Under Event Ideas are 10 pages of potential activities, with names like Schmooze - Don’t Snooze, Creative Coffee Break or Lunch with a Mentor, many of which a CFDC could easily organize.  If you’re interested in aligning your CFDC with the Entrepreneurship Week Canada activities, check out the General Partner Package.  Contact EWC Relationship Manager Prerna Chandak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about partnerships.  If you would just like more information about Impact, the organization behind EWC, visit their website at:  www.impact.org.  They are a Waterloo-based organization, run by young people, to promote youth entrepreneurship.  Vice President of Communications Simon Wong can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on his cell at 416-876-4822. 

If you do plan an event involving young people for EWC, please contact Mary Alderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the details about your activity, so that we can share the information with the Youth Committee and all CFDCs.

If you have any questions about items you have read in this update or any other OACFDC activities, please feel free to call our office at 888-633-2326