What is it?
Our Social Entrepreneurship Projects program gives volunteers the chance to strengthen their leadership and entrepreneurial skills by developing and implementing their own projects from start to finish.
In other words, you can learn the basics of managing a full-scale project while helping your community.
Anyone between the ages of 15 and 30 (individual or group) who wants to create a social project (artistic, cultural, educative, athletic, etc.)
You must be a citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee or protected person status in Canada.
What are the costs?
It’s free! All social entrepreneurship projects are carried out under the Canada Service Corps initiative, so all expenses related to training sessions given by CJ (transportation, accommodation and food) are covered.
We can also support you with a grant of $2,500 to help you make your project a reality!
Different ways to be an entrepreneur
There is a lot more behind a Social Entrepreneurship Project!
Personalized follow-up of the project with one of our agents remotely or in presence.
You will have access to a network of alumni as well as tips for networking!
Human, material and financial can be granted to you in order to carry out your project.
Start your 1-6 month-long project
(timeframes vary based on the project)
Don’t be afraid of failure, and give it all you got. Be passionate and interested in the topic you are looking to have your project on.
Victoria, program participant – 2021
Steps for participating
Chantiers jeunesse supports volunteers at every stage of the process, from the selection to the training of volunteers and by closely monitoring the social and professional development of the volunteer throughout its volunteer project.
Discover some projects from our volunteers
To a dear one
Send letters to the elderly to counter isolation during lockdown due to the global pandemic.
Jingle bell rock
Restore self-confidence to young people through dance. Event adapted to the 2021 pandemic.
Safe Landings SK
Reduce window collisions from birds in my community.
Soie sur soi
Introduce screen printing to young adults in integration enterprises.