Are you interested in setting up your own business this summer? Do you want to gain a bit of entrepreneurial experience? We may have just the thing for you!

For a second year in a row, the NCC is offering children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17 who’d like to get some business experience a chance to take part in the Young Entrepreneurs Program. After taking part in the program’s free workshop, participants have an opportunity to run a kiosk on one of the car-free parkways during the popular NOKIA Sunday Bikedays.

What does the program offer?

  • A workshop covering how to start a small business, how to make your kiosk attractive and business basics. Presented by our partner Junior Achievement Ottawa, this workshop is part of a program offered by the Ottawa Network for Education.
  • The opportunity to gain business experience by running a kiosk for three Sundays during the summer.

How does the program work?

First, sign up with the NCC, with the permission of a parent or guardian, by filling out the online form.

Then, take part in a short workshop providing an introduction to business, which is presented by JA Ottawa. After your training session, the NCC will issue a young entrepreneurs permit allowing you to run a kiosk for three Sundays on one of the NCC’s parkways.

During that time, you have an opportunity to offer your product or service to Sunday Bikedays participants.

Suggestions for products or services

  • Services for cyclists
    • Bike cleaning
  • Works of art (jewellery, paintings, caricatures, etc.)
  • Makeup
  • Magic show
  • Sale of snacks or homemade cookies

Links of interest

JA Ottawa

Ottawa Network for Education