SISMIC First Nations: Youth Incubator in Social Economy
The First Nations Social Economy Regional Table (FNSERT), under the coordination of the FNQLEDC, is continuing its youth collective entrepreneurship initiatives, SISMIC, made possible with assistance from the Chantier de l’Économie sociale and the Secrétariat à la jeunesse. SISMIC is the first collective enterprises ideation and incubation path offered to young people from the First Nations of Quebec.
This youth incubator in social economy supports young First Nations members, aged 15 to 35, in becoming actors of change. It encourages young people to get involved and put their creativity into use to meet the needs and to contribute to the sociocultural and economic development of their communities.
Its main objective is to promote collective empowerment of young people between the ages of 15 and 35 who are interested in collective entrepreneurship (social economy). More specifically, the incubator aims to:
- Promote social economy among the First Nations youth of Quebec.
- Promote the development of social economy among the First Nations youth based on their values, aspirations and cultural traditions.
- Support the experimentation and development of socio-economic projects and social economy enterprises launched by youth in their community.
- Invite collective youth entrepreneurs to attend a StartUP Nations event, designed specifically for them.
- Promote the mobilization and commitment of youth within their communities.
- Focus on the success of the First Nations social economy youth awareness project in order to ensure its sustainability.
The project evolves several stages of accompaniment during which youth can attend workshops to explore various ideas and prototypes while acquiring pre-startup tools for social economy projects, including the organization of a collective event, which is the StartUP Nations.
In this toolkit, you will find resources that will help you with different types of collective entrepreneurship projects.
To discover the Social Economy Youth Incubator Initiative, SISMIC, visit the webpage of SISMIC.
For any additional questions, please refer to our Social Economy Service.