Entrepreneurship

Financial Literacy for Ontarians project – PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise: Community-based Financial Literacy – Supporting Women Entrepreneurs [Video 5:09] (2013)

The Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) developed a curriculum to train staff in community organizations to deliver financial education programs to their clients. This video shows how that curriculum is being used in a program designed to support women entrepreneurs in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Financial Literacy for Ontarians project – Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative: Community-based Financial Literacy – Learning Together [Video 4:37] (2013)

This video looks at how a workshop developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) is being used in a youth entrepreneurship program in Elliot Lake, Ontario.

The CCFL workshop has been widely used to train workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs that cover banking and financial services, the use of credit, budgeting, and other topics.

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2014-02-17

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurialism in Canada for Competitiveness and Growth: A discussion paper prepared for participants in the April 9–10 roundtable (2001)

This is a background paper for a roundtable meeting hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001, to look the need to build and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism in order to compete in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-10-02

Community-based Learning Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Winner, 2004: Skills and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities – IBDE Program (2004)

The Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (IBDE) program of the Community Futures office of Central Kootenay, British Columbia, provides adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to enhance their employability skills in a self-paced and supported work and learning environment.

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2013-07-15

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? (2013)

This paper serves as a primer on social innovation. The authors note that while the concept of social innovation has recently emerged as an approach to address intractable social problems, there is still limited understanding of precisely what the concept means in practice. However, while there is no common definition of social innovation, it does assume a desire to do things differently, with better results.

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2013-06-18

Starting a Business (2012)

Written in plain language, this brief guide outlines the steps required to start a business. The authors discuss developing an idea; thinking of a name; finding money to get the business started; writing a business plan; and where to go for help.

They also explain how each of the nine Essential Skills can help with establishing and running a business.

The guide includes a crossword puzzle that uses business-related words.

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2013-01-23

SEDI Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

This document outlines a submission to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy made by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), a charitable organization that works with community groups nationwide to help low-income people become self-sufficient through financial literacy; savings and asset building; and entrepreneurship.

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2011-06-21

Dilemmas of Owners and Workers in a Risk Society (2009)

CPRN Research Report

The paper examines perceptions of risk among employees and employers in small information technology (IT) firms. The authors point to an environment of growing insecurity about unemployment, underemployment and the future of pension plans. Specifically, they investigate what meaning workers attach to risks borne to support the viability of the firm.

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 9 (1998)

May 1998

This issue includes an article about a partnership between Bow Valley College (formerly Alberta Vocational College – Calgary) and educational institutions in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, the project combines skills-based technical instruction with hands-on entrepreneurial experience. Canadian labour representatives are also involved in the project.

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2010-03-10

Lesson 11: Small Business Owner - Operators (2005)

Complete a GST return form

This lesson plan is one in a series of lessons about small business needs. It is geared to learners who would be working in or starting their own small business. The lesson task, prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, asks students to complete a GST return form. Suggested teacher resources and classroom materials are listed.

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2009-12-23

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