Attracting and retaining people to rural Alberta

  Type : Organization

Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
CAREERS: The Next Generation
Organization Alberta http://www.nextgen.org
CAREERS: The Next Generation is a non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship. It partners with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers and develop the skilled workers of the future. Communities can get more information and support from the organization.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
Carrefour d'Immigration Rurale Inc. (Crossroads of Rural Immigration - CIR)
Organization Canada http://www.immigrationrurale.ca
The organization facilitates the recruitment, welcoming and integration of immigrants in New Brunswick and works to build consensus on the necessity and advantages of attracting cultural diversity to the region. It involves multiple sectors within the community, both public and private. In addition, CIR hosts a radio program on a local station every two weeks which plays international music and organizes a Salon Multicultural du Nord-Ouest, an evening event that showcases entertainment and food from the regions represented by immigrants in the community. It also encourages intercultural exchange and community building.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
Organization Canada http://www.cybf.ca/
The CYBF is a national organization and delivers its program through a collaborative network of Community Partners (CPs). The Community Partners network champions youth entrepreneurship in their communities and directly work with young people to guide them through the entire CYBF process to obtain funding and a mentor. The CPs and their volunteer Local Review Committee members are essential to the entrepreneur's success and in preventing out- migration of youth from their respective communities. Rural communities can get help from CYBF for their youth businesses from pre-launch planning to start-up and to implementation by pre-launch and post-launch coaching, financing and mentoring.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
4-H Canada
Organization Canada http://www.4-h-canada.ca/
4-H is one of Canada's longest-running youth organizations for young people between the ages of 8 and 21. It is dedicated to the growth and development of rural youth. It gives youth opportunities to learn new things such as citizenship, cooperation, leadership, responsibility and independence through a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. 4-H youth learn the skills needed to contribute to making this a better world. Many of them go on to become leaders in their communities. Locally, 4-H gives back to the community and creates community leaders. Provincially, there are opportunities for conferences, camps and scholarships. Nationally, 4-H members have the opportunity to see different parts of Canada and the world, apply for scholarships and participate in some of the country's longest-running youth conferences.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
Organization Canada http://www.cfee.org/
The CFEE as a non?profit educational organization works to increase awareness and understanding of economic matters among teachers and students in high schools and community colleges. It hosts conferences and seminars and produces a wide range of print, video and computer software resources specifically designed for use by young Canadians in the school system. It also works to promote and assist the enhanced economic capabilities of young Canadians and to increase the extent to which they can assume their economic roles, and make economic decisions with competence and confidence.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Camp Je: Entrepreneurship Vacation in Québec
Organization Canada http://www.sadc-cae.ca/index.php/en/our-services/youth.html
Camp Je was founded by the Réseau des SADC du Québec, a network of non-profit organizations that brings out the best in Québec's regions and ensures each region's development. Camp Je offers teens, aged 13 to 17 an opportunity to learn business basics in a fun, vacation-like atmosphere. The participants work with a team to create a small business, ask for a loan and produce market and sell a product. Camp Je has become an event that municipalities all over Québec compete for hosting.
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Junior Achievement
Organization Canada http://www.jacan.org
Junior Achievement is a youth education organization and Canada?wide business program that promotes entrepreneurship and business. It produces graduates who are more likely to become entrepreneurs, create jobs and power our economy. Last year, more than 216,000 students, in 400+ communities, benefited from JA programs that were delivered by over 13,000 dedicated business mentors who presented in excess of 1.4 million hours of instructional time.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
MB4Youth
Organization Canada http://www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/youth/index.html
MB4Youth works closely with youth, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, educational institutions, provincial departments, and other levels of government. The main goal is to work with prospective employers to facilitate the hiring of students and youth up to age 29 by providing internships, grants, job referrals, mentorship and bursary opportunities, and wage incentives. It is also a source of information for all youth programs and services offered by the Government of Manitoba. MB4Youth makes it easier for youth to access over 200 provincial programs and services through the OpportunitiesMB web portal.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE)
Organization Canada http://www.acecanada.ca
ACE is a national organization dedicated to support student business owners and promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option. It delivers programming that provides university and college students access to real world experience that complements in-class studies.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Enactus
Organization Canada http://www.enactus.ca/
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Its annual national competitions provide a forum for Enactus teams to present the results of their projects. Through rounds of live presentation - based competition, students showcase how their community outreach projects are shaping the economic, social and environmental landscape of Canada. The national champion moves on to represent Canada at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Organization Other http://www.nfte.com
NFTE's mission is to teach entrepreneurship to low-income young people, aged 11 to 18, to help them become economically productive members of society by improving their academic, business and life skills. NFTE has developed a variety of specialized curriculum products designed for students, as well as educators and youth workers. NFTE's programs are offered in a variety of settings including public schools, after-school programs at community-based organizations and intensive summer business camps.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Youth Venture
Organization Other http://www.youthventure.org
Youth Venture is a national not-for-profit organization that empowers young people (aged 12 to 20) to create and launch their own enterprises to take greater responsibility for their lives and communities. 'Dream it. Do it' is a collaborative effort between Juniorjobs.com and Youth Venture; this project aims to promote social entrepreneurship among youth aged 13 to 20. The partnership offers young people the support they need to create, lead and launch their own enterprise including materials, technical allies, media opportunities, national recognition, workshops and training.
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Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, Minnesota
Organization Other http://kulcher.org/?page_id=213
The center, located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, is a 22-year old multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans. The center produces concert series in the fall and winter/spring seasons, and offers courses in the fine and folk arts as well as the art of citizenship through the Continental Divide Folk School. The Center produces and sponsors annual community festivals, including a Finnish winter festival, the Continental Divide Music and Film Festival, the Puppet Pageant and the Longest Night Music Festival. The organization's strategy can be a model of best practice for rural communities who wish to attract talent to their areas.
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