Here are some of our past projects!
Financial Literacy Tool Kit for Inuit Youth
Jr. EC has partnered with ITK - Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) formerly Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, the national voice of 55,000 Inuit living in 53 communities across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, to develop a financial literacy toolkit that is used to educate Inuit youth across all 4 Arctic regions of Canada. This project produces a culturally relevant financial literacy toolkit that is used by Inuit Youth Coordinators, educators and other organizations providing programs for Inuit Youth. We have worked with 7 Youth leaders across all 4 regions to help with the development of content, testing & evaluation of the toolkit. These youth will also be promoting the toolkit in their respective regions, at their various regional youth meetings and symposiums. The toolkit was formally launched during Aboriginal Awareness Week on June 20th 2016. We are now traveling to remote regions across the north to run workshops for youth promoting the toolkit and to train local community leaders.
Cambridge Bay Tradeshow Entrepreneurship Program
The Jr. Economic Club of Canada delivered a specially curated Arctic Entrepreneurship Program for youth living in Nunavut from the Kitikmeot Region. We have developed a financial literacy toolkit for Inuit Youth in partnership with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and The National Inuit Youth Council of Canada. With the toolkit as the focus of the training, our course taught everything from financial literacy and personal money management to personal marketing and interview skills, innovation and entrepreneurship with a special focus on creating their own business ideas and learning basic business plan writing. Students who attended competed for a chance to win dozens of amazing prizes when they pitched their business plans at the end of the week to the attendees of the tradeshow at the community hall. The program was specially developed for the unique perspectives and needs of Inuit youth and embeds traditional cultural experience into the workshops and lessons.
Sides* is a content stream for youth created in partnership with Bell Media. Anchored by a first-of-its-kind weekly LIVE TV show on social media, our feed stays fresh all week long with a mix of produced and user-generated content across all social channels. Sides* passes the mic to the next generation and lets them lead the conversation. We want to give our younger generation a voice and a platform to talk about serious world issues from a fresh and youthful perspective. Our goal is to encourage more youth to engage in meaningful conversations about the world around them and the issues that pertain to their future. We’re everywhere our audience is, including TV. We curate the best of the week into a one-hour TV series. Sides* mixes the unfiltered discussion from the “LIVE social first show” with the viewers’ social media reaction and rants, airing on MUCH every week. Sides* completed its first season in 2017.