Partner InThinking - Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada

Society for Organizational Learning

We first featured the Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada in our February 2010 newsletter.  We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...

The Facts: YSEC was founded by six individuals: Anshula, Assaf, Eyal, Lulwa, Maya and Nogah, who came together to address common frustrations felt by young organizers trying to improve the world. Within our individual experiences, we saw that every other youth group we met faced the same hardships as we had faced: sparse professional guidance, no community of peers or business education, team troubles, little access to funding, lack of legitimacy, and so on. We soon realized these hardships were systematic; they arose from a lack of supportive infrastructure.The Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada was our response to this. Drawing on the lessons learned from our parent organization, Project Equity and other projects we were involved in, we set out to research and reach out to youth-led initiatives and find out what were the biggest challenges and roadblocks they faced. The resulting program that we have developed is our answer to this year and a half of development and planning. Our goal is to support youth organizers and youth-led groups in creating social enterprises. Our vision is to make social change a viable career option for extraordinary youth.

What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
On March 27-28, 2010, YSEC is bringing together the top 100 young changemakers in Ontario - community leaders with groundbreaking initiatives - to re:Vision change. Over two days, you’ll connect with leading experts in social enterprise and learn how to supercharge your initiative, harness innovation for your work, and make your projects sustainable. At re:Vision 2010, you’ll:
◊ Learn to align mission & sustainability
◊ Target root causes and systemic solutions
◊ Participate in a community of thought leaders & practitioners

Visit the YSEC website...