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National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Award

Award to Canadian Aboriginal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

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Award of $10,000 to a Canadian individual of Aboriginal descent for demonstrated initiative in the field of business. Funding is intended to reward a young resident of Métis, Inuit or First Nation ancestry for a business enterprise that will inspire advancement in the national economy.

The National Youth Entrepreneurship Award highlights the enterprising spirit of young Aboriginal business leaders under the age of 35.

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) maintains that young business leaders are key to a resilient future. Upon quoting the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF), the Council describes the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award as celebrating the impressive young people who are driving the Aboriginal economy through vibrant community enterprises.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182263

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award comes with a $10,000 dollar cash prize.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants (nominees) must be:

- A Canadian resident of First Nation (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Métis ancestry between the ages of 19-35.
- Self-employed for a minimum of one year.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination deadline: extended to October 4, 2019

To nominate themselves as up-and-coming Aboriginal entrepreneurs, applicants must:

- Submit a 30-60 second video about themselves and their business (prepared in as creative a manner as possible).
- Fill out the online application form (The video should be completed prior to filling out the online application. The application form may not be saved and must be filled out in one sitting.)

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For the online application form:

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
2 Berkeley Street, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 4J5
Telephone: 416-961-8663
Fax: 416-961-3995
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