Young entrepreneurs have the opportunity to enter the 2022 YouthBiz contest.  

This is the 16th year Community Futures Sunrise is holding the contest, which promotes entrepreneurship and financial literacy. This year, there is a focus on digital skill building as well. 

“Since it started in 2007, we've had tremendous success in southeast Saskatchewan with this youth business contest,” Verna O’Neill with the YouthBiz contest said. “That's one of the initiatives that Community Futures Sunrise is very proud to offer in our region.”   

Since it started in 2007, over 2,800 students have participated, showing off their business ideas, writing about their ideas to be an entrepreneur, and competing for over $30,000 in prize money.  

“We've had a tremendous response to this program each and every year that we run it,” O’Neill said. “Even from the beginning, we found that there were students and teachers that supported them that were really interested in helping them develop these financial literacy and digital skills.”   

Students from grades 6 to 12 can enter YouthBiz by coming up with a business idea, writing about it, and submitting their entry to Community Futures Sunrise.  

“Community futures Sunrise has a lot of resources and excellent personnel to help these students and regular old entrepreneurs that are from within our region to really advance their business idea, implement a business within southeast Saskatchewan, and watch it flourish and thrive.”   

The entry deadline is November 17th, 2022.