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More about the E-Spirit Learning Cafe
The objective of the eSpirit(entrepreneurial spirit) Learning Café is to provide Kenjgewin Teg students and the public with an opportunity to learn more about business and entrepreneurship. Some events are within the high school and post-secondary program learning experiences and and other events are public interest based. Be sure to check back here to find out what's happening in business learning!
November 24, 2014 - December 12, 2014: Kenjgewin Teg and M'Chigeeng First Nation are pleased to be a selected location for this three week entrepreneurship training program led by project partner Sault College, called the Youth Entrepreneurship Skills (YES).
Who is Eligible?
To find more program details - Click Here
Registration Fom - Click Here
August 24 &25 - Sturgeon Falls, ON
Lucy Fryer, owner of Meadow Springs Golf Course inspired and delivered the message that hard work will take you anywhere! Personal stories of how each golf green was created, and how a family business has grown over 30+ years with its challenges and successes in the tourism industry was inspring to the aspiring entrepreneurs/students. This was a free and open registration event - everyone welcomed.
May 25 & 26, 2012 - Sudbury, ON
Mike Soucier, Owner of WINMAR spoke to Aborginal youth on his business start-up experiences and how his business has grown to become a new leader in the restoration industry for the North. This on-site business visit provided students the experience and reality of what being an entrepreneur is all about! This was a free and open registration event - everyone welcomed.
January 20, 2012 - Whitefish River First Nation, ON
Brad Robinson, Owner of BRADDESIGN spoke to Aboriginal youth on his successes, challenges and how thinking entrepreneurially to create your own future. Key message: "Don't let something like a leraning disability get in the way of your dreams!" This was a free and open registration event - everyone welcomed.
January 13, 2012 - Kenjgewin Teg, M'Chigeeng, ON
Derek Debassige, Owner of Manitoulin Physio Centre engaged Aboriginal youth on his
personal experiences and how he arrived today to own a successful professional health care
practice located in his home community of MChigeeng First Nation. Turning your passions into your work was the key message - and how he attributes his personal interests in Motorcross also part of how business skills can be developed. This was a free and open registraton event - everyone welcomed.
November 25, 2012 - Kenjgewin Teg, M'Chigeeng, ON
Tracey Toulouse, Owner of Swirling Wind and Brad Robinson, owner of BRADDESIGN shared how their love for the arts and creativity has turned into their livlihood. Overcoming public
speaking, and not letting a diagnosed learning disability become excuses not to
succeed were the key messages from these two great role model Aboriginal
entrepreneurs! Click here for full details
October 28, 2012 - Kenjgewin Teg, M'Chigeeng, ON
Matt Naveau, Owner fo Elite Salon and Luke Wakegijig, Owner of Wasse-Giizhik
Tours and Accommodations. These two insightful and extremely bright young
Aboriginal men were not afraid to share their personal stories with Aboriginal
youth of their personal triumph and perseverance in order to make their dreams