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Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse Youth Entrepreneurship

Jeannot Chiasson

Business advisor – Cape Breton

12521 Cabot Trail, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine



CDÉNÉ supports youth entrepreneurship working closely with the Université Sainte-Anne and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP). Initiatives include:

  • Networking activities where students meet and develop a deeper understanding of local entrepreneurs
  • Business Pitch competitions – students present entrepreneurial ideas to “Dragons” from the business world to get advice and to potentially obtain funding for their initiatives
  • Mentoring young people to support the development of entrepreneurial thought process or mindset
  • Entrepreneurship boot camps for students from Grades 4 to 6 with the Écoles Plus (Schools Plus) team of the CSAP
  • Workshops for youth on current topics related to entrepreneurship

Maurice Lelièvre
Project Officer – Cape Breton
12521 Cabot Trail, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine