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Funding: Canada Summer Jobs 2017 – Extended until February 3

The application period has been extended until February 3, 2017 Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Canada Summer Jobs: provides work experiences for students supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local

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Starter Company and Starter Company Plus

Starter Company  is a young adults entrepreneurship program giving 18 to 29 year olds the opportunity to start, grow or buy an existing business by providing awards of up to $5,000, training, and mentoring! Starter Company is ending soon and we will be announcing our new program, Starter Company Plus in early 2017!  Similar to Starter Company, the program will be

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York Region’s Mandatory Food Handler Certification Bylaw – effective January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, York Region Public Health inspectors will begin enforcing the Mandatory Food Handler Certification bylaw passed by York Regional Council in September 2015. The Mandatory Food Handler Certification bylaw requires all high and moderate-risk food premises, special event vendors, mobile preparation premises and street vending carts to have at least: One operator (management level or higher) and

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2016 Summer Company Successes

This year 16 York Small Business Enterprise Centre Summer Company students used their ideas, creativity and drive to launch their own summer businesses.  These are youth who chose to become job creators with businesses ranging from swimming lessons to accessibility consulting and IT services. We are pleased to present 2 of these young entrepreneurs Gillian Conley and Chris Vonditsianos. Our investment in the
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Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch – Opens September 26

Presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges’ scores (60%). Twenty finalists are chosen who are awarded a trip to

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Starter Company – Welcomes Hailey Reiss and Jeannie Yeoh!

Congratulations to two more YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicants – Hailey Reiss and Jeannie Yeoh.  These youth entrepreneurs will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help them launch or expand business operations. Hailey Reiss Harmonic Expressions Hailey Reiss of Harmonic Expressions provides music therapy and music lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Music therapy is the clinical use of music in order
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Artrepreneur Cohort 3 Applications NOW OPEN!

ARTREPRENEUR YORK REGION COHORT 3 Deadline for Applications: Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 by Midnight Duration of Program: In-class: Sept. 13 – Dec. 13, 2016, Expo: Jan. 31, 2017 Become more business savvy and turn your passion into a sustainable business by applying to the Artrepreneur York Region program! The York Region Arts Council is excited to bring the third cohort

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Starter Company – Welcomes 2 more youth entrepreneurs!

Congratulations to two more YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicants – Alireza Shojaei and Brandon Talaska.  These youth entrepreneurs will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help them launch or expand business operations. Alireza Shojaei EGT FILMS Alireza Shojaei of EGT Films, offers services in editing, cinematography and directing. He offers video editing at $30 an hour, cinematography and directing at $60 an hour. Alireaz offers his clients
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Changes to Accessible Customer Service Standard Take Effect July 1, 2016

There are changes to the accessible customer service standard and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation that will affect your business clients in Ontario. Below are some FAQs and a link to a helpful information sheet to highlight what the changes mean for them. What you need to know: the main changes All employees and volunteers must now be trained on accessible customer

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Starter Company – Welcomes 2 more youth entrepreneurs!

Congratulations to two more YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicants – Alexa Cheznowski and Nathan Moore.  These youth entrepreneurs will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help them launch or expand business operations. Alexa Cheznowski Age of Wellness Alexa Cheznowski of Age of Wellness provides natural solutions to those seeking to better themselves. Alexa provides a detailed personalized plan that incorporates the mind, body and spirit
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