Youth Ventures

Proudly supporting young entrepreneurs across Newfoundland and Labrador since 1992.

The Youth Ventures Team

Our History

Youth Ventures was started back in 1992 on the Northern Peninsula with 2 participants. Since then, the program has grown and now has 25 Regional (Site) Coordinators across Newfoundland and Labrador who are there to help students start businesses.

Designed for students 12-29, Youth Ventures works with close to 300 students and help start almost 200 businesses each year. Since 1992 the program has helped over 7000 young people explore entrepreneurship.

Our Mission

Today, Youth Ventures empowers young people to turn their hobbies, interests, and passions into money making profitable ventures. The program itself is available to students across the province from May-September every year, however the Provincial Coordinator is available year round for anyone that still needs assistance or has any questions regarding their business.

There’s no one too young or too old to start a business. It’s all about taking the hobbies and passion you have, along with the support of Youth Ventures, and making money by doing what you love to do. Youth Ventures has helped students as young as 7 start successful businesses.

Youth Ventures is there from the beginning to help you come up with an idea, create a business plan, do market research, point you in the direction of financing to get your business up and running. Just need some help creating flyers? We can do that for you too!

1992
Founded

In 1992 the Youth Ventures Program was started on the Northern Peninsula with two entrepreneurs.

1996
Provincial Delivery

In 1996, the CBDC network started delivering the program which was then offered to all regions of the province.

1997
Expansion

Delivery expanded to 15 delivery sites.

2016
Present Day

Today Youth Ventures is delivered through 22 delivery sites in partnership with CBDCs, Chambers of Commerce, Community Youth Networks, Regional Development Boards, and Town Councils

Summer 2019 Coordinators

Jaime Walsh

Jaime Walsh

CBDC Emerald


Alyssa Chaisson

Alyssa Chaisson

CBDC Labrador


Josh Merrigan

Josh Merrigan

CBDC Trinity Conception


Amanda Barney

Amanda Barney

Labrador Straits


Shayla Kielly

Shayla Kielly

CBDC Celtic


John Button

John Button

CBDC Eastern Initiatives


Rebecca

Rebecca

Deer Lake


Skye Mitchelmore

Skye Mitchelmore

CBDC Nortip


Shauna Field

Shauna Field

CBDC Cabot


Shelbylynn Gill

Shelbylynn Gill

CBDC Central


Candice Elson

Candice Elson

Nunatsiavut Government


Jenna Skinner

Jenna Skinner

CBDC Gateway


William Neville

William Neville

CBDC Avalon West


Blair Penney

Blair Penney

Metro Business Opportunities


Kayla Power

Kayla Power

CBDC Burin


Danielle Burden

Danielle Burden

St. Anthony & Area


Cathy Payne

Cathy Payne

Town Council of Parsons Pond


Julia Blackwood

Julia Blackwood

Gander & Area


Nicolas White

Nicolas White

CBDC Humber


Ian Macdonald

Ian Macdonald

CBDC Long Range


Amanda Barney

Amanda Barney

Southern Labrador


Rory Lambert

Rory Lambert

Choices For Youth


Alicia Lilly

Alicia Lilly

Harbour Breton & Area


Hilary-Griffiths

Hilary-Griffiths

Association for New Canadians


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