Meet Your Coordinator — Ashley Hutchings, Association for New Canadians!

What’s your name?
Ashley Hutchings

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
Association for New Canadians in St. John’s

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Playing sports, hiking, and travelling

What’s your favourite movie?
A star is Born

What is your favourite band/artist?
Billie Eilish

What is your favourite restaurant?
Sushi Island

Do you have any pets?
I have 2 dogs and a cat

What is a fun fact about you?
I have competed internationally for track and field

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
I believe entrepreneurship is all about risk-taking and working towards your goals despite hardships. Additionally, it is about seizing all opportunities that are presented to you.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to helping the youth in my region bring their ideas to life and helping them turn their interests and hobbies into potential businesses.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
I think there are business opportunities for store front cleaning in the downtown St. John’s area, as well as setting up a display at the SJFM to sell any handmade jewelry, crafts, or baked goods

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures offers many great resources for youth with an interest in entrepreneurship. The YV Team is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide support to our participants.

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?
You can achieve anything with the right mindset- don’t let minor setbacks or obstacles stop you from pursuing your passion!

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
The ANC office is located at 75 Tiffany Court in St. John’s. I am also available by phone at (709)-693-1848 or email; anc@youthventuresnl.com.