Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

June 07, 2012 14:40 ET

A New Strategic Partnership Between CYBF Quebec and BNI Quebec

BNI: An organizational culture of generosity in business and in mentoring

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) Quebec is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with BNI Quebec to support the mentoring of young entrepreneurs in the CYBF start-up program.

BNI Quebec members are recognized as top business people from across a variety of industries. At their chapter meetings, these members engage with other like-minded individuals in a forum that promotes business connections through networking and referrals. CYBF representatives will be attending chapter meetings across Quebec to inform members about the CYBF program including the importance of mentoring. It is hoped that BNI members will take the opportunity to mentor young entrepreneurs through the start-up phase of their business, and in turn benefit from the rewarding learning experience of mentorship.

"It is with great pleasure that BNI-Quebec is partnering with CYBF-Quebec to help recruit quality mentors for young entrepreneurs of the Foundation," said Kai Bjorn, National Director, BNI Canada. "Our organizational culture to give back where mentoring has a prominent place as well as experienced business people that we count among our members enable us to contribute to youth entrepreneurship, and ultimately make a difference in the life a young entrepreneur in phases starting his company."

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is dedicated to growing Canada's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We provide youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

"The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is proud to partner with BNI Quebec. This strategic alliance will allow our Foundation to propose experienced mentors who will accompany and guide the next generation in business," said Norm Gray, National Director, Mentoring, CYBF. "From all over the province and in various sectors of our economy, members of BNI will provide sound advice to young entrepreneurs."

For more information please visit www.cybf.ca

ABOUT THE CANADIAN YOUTH BUSINESS FOUNDATION (CYBF)

Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the 'go to' place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing Canada's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is the founder of G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) and a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance (G20 YEA).

Established in 1996, CYBF has invested to date in more than 5,100 young entrepreneurs, whose businesses have created more than 20,100 new jobs, $143 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and export revenue. CYBF delivers its program coast to coast to coast through a national network of 185 community partners and more than 4,100 volunteers including business mentors. Information about CYBF is available at www.cybf.ca.

About BNI Quebec

BNI is an international networking organization founded 26 years ago in California by Dr. Ivan Misner. Created as a forum for business referrals, the organization has grown to be a world leader in networking and business connections. Each chapter is comprised of businesspeople from a variety of industries, but only one person per profession to allow members to speak freely about their business. Chapter members are business leaders who provide each other support and work towards a common purpose and vision.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
    Rachel Guay
    Director, Mentorat, Quebec
    (514) 225-7035 ext: 4006
    (514) 441.1754