INDIGENOUS ARTS & ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

  • Its time to turn your business into reality! Only 12 seats available. 
  • This program is funded through Community Futures Treaty Seven and the Government of Canada – Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. Participants are eligible to participate in an Opportunities Fund project if they are a person with a disability and follow all criteria as referenced below.

TO QUALIFIFY YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE BELOW CRITERIA

  • MUST Self-identify as a person with a disability
  • Must be First Nations or Inuit Status
  • Must Reside in Calgary
  • Must Not be eligible for EI benefits and have not received EI in the past 3-5 years, or any similar programs that are the subject of agreements with provinces, territories or organizations. For example, have not been in a Skills Development program that was funded by Government of Canada in the last 5 years.
  • Have little or no labour force attachments and require assistance to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self- employment
  • 18+ years of age
  • Ready, willing, able and committed to complete the 20 week program

PROGRAM DATE & FORMAT

  • October 24, 2022 – March 24, 2023
  • Five Days a Week –  Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • 2 ½ Days of Entrepreneur Classes, 2 ½ Days of Arts & Crafts Classes

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Entrepreneur Training Includes:
  • Completing business plan, marketing online social platforms and connecting to global markets
  • Comprehensive Business Plan
  • Marketing Strategy including Online Social Media Platforms
  • Understanding your Financials
  • Market and Industry data
  • Networking and so much more!
Indigenous Arts & Craft Sessions Include:
  • Moccasin-making
  • Ribbon dress and shirts
  • Belts
  • Hand drum and rattles
  • Beading

TRAINING ALLOWANCE

  • Program start date is October 24, 2022, and finishes March 24, 2023 – (With 2 Week closure during Christmas)
  • Classes are Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm (One hour lunch break)
  • Participants will receive a training allowance based on attendance.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Trainees will receive comprehensive, quality training within the business marketplace from a professional standpoint.
  • Instructors will guide trainees towards the crucial aspects of business marketing, consumer trends and financial platforms
  • Trainees will apply these facets within their own line of business as entrepreneurs seeking long term self employment
  • Training allowance provided for approved candidates

Date

October 24 2022 - March 24 2023

Cost

Free

Location

Aboriginal Futures
#200, 6011 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5
Website
https://goo.gl/maps/L38GzqEybQtTAtpo8
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