• Very First StartUP Event for First Nations Youth
Nov 17, 2017

Wendake, November 17, 2017 – StartUP Nations, a youth collective entrepreneurship event bringing together around 40 First Nations youth in Quebec, kicked off this morning. The very first edition is being held at Concordia University from November 17 to 19, 2017.

StartUP Nations is organized by the First Nations Social Economy Regional Table (FNSERT), in collaboration with the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Network (FNQLYN) and the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ).

Made possible thanks to a privileged partnership with Concordia University, StartUP Nations gathers young entrepreneurs who wish to develop projects in a broad range of sectors, including housing, design and food, among others. During the event, talks, workshops and platforms will help the young people advance their collective projects in a friendly setting that fosters young people’s commitment to their communities.

StartUP Nations’ objective is to promote social economy as a model for socioeconomic development and to help the youth interested in collective entrepreneurship to experiment with projects. This event falls under the Youth Collective Entrepreneurship pilot project, in partnership with Chantier de l’économie sociale and the Secrétariat à la jeunesse.

It is in a spirit of cooperation that the organization and Indigenous communities proudly promote this promising initiative for First Nations youth.

About the FNQLEDC:

In consultation with all community stakeholders and in accordance with communities’ cultures and local autonomy, the FNQLEDC works to represent, promote, support and defend the interests of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador in socioeconomic development, thus contributing to their overall development.


For more information, contact:

Karine Awashish, Social Economy Advisor


418-843-1488, ext. 1230