Youth Entrepreneurship

CEDEC has two flagship products designed to support youth entrepreneurship.

Youth Start-Up

CEDEC works with adult learning centres, Cégeps, organizations, service providers and entrepreneurs in communities across Quebec to help young adults between the ages of 18-39 achieve their business dreams. CEDEC’s Youth Start-Up workshops enable youth to take their business ideas and move from intention to action.


CEDEC’s Youth Start-Up Workshops are hands-on, engaging youth in discovering their entrepreneurial qualities and developing soft skills, such as problem solving, planning, leadership and communication. Participants explore their ideas and learn how to access tools and support to develop their project or business.

Our Results

272 youth engaged
100 % left with a better understanding of entrepreneurial qualities
93 % saw entrepreneurship as an opportunity to create their own job.
97 % learned information & skills that would help them start a business.

Using a step-by-step approach to clearly define the concept of entrepreneurship, we lead youth through exercises that help them recognize their skills and apply them to their business projects. Workshop participants also learn from successful entrepreneurs from a variety of fields.

We Deliver

  • Assist with event promotion
  • Deliver the workshop(s)
  • Provide guest entrepreneur(s)
  • Conduct post-event evaluations
  • Connect participants to experts, tools and resources
  • Conduct follow-up interviews
  • Share results with you

Are you an educator looking for ways to deliver dynamic and inspirational entrepreneurship learning to your students? Contact CEDEC for more information on Youth Start-Up.

For information on these projects

Contact Kimberley Griffith
by phone at 888 641-9912

By Email

“CEDEC helped us find the proper resources and prepare for all of the obstacles we faced, and the Youth Start-Up workshops made us realize that everyone has a dream and it just takes enough drive to make it a reality.”


Artworks empowers young people to explore business and career opportunities in the arts.

Artworks is a turnkey solution that brings interactive workshops and activities to young people that demonstrate how they can turn their artistic talents into a career.

How can CEDEC help you with your ArtWorks?

By working with CEDEC to host an ArtWorks event, you get access to our ArtWorks Resource Guide, complete with templates for finding funding, generating publicity, and engaging community partners and artists.

You will also receive resource materials to help you evaluate the success of your event and provided links to additional support from engaging partners and artists in your community.

If you are is interested in finding out more about the benefits of ArtWorks, contact CEDEC.