adVENTURE North Youth Entrepreneurship Project

adVENTURE North launched in March 2017 with a one-time grant from the Ontario 150 Partnership Program and the Government of Ontario.   The project included in-school workshops, and culminated in a Dragon’s Den style “Bear Cave” pitch event.   The project brought five partners together including Township of Nipigon, Red Rock Indian Band, Superior North CFDC, TOLS Chamber of Commerce, and Head Start in Business to deliver this program which encouraged youth to think outside the box, and possibly discover entrepreneurship as a long-term career choice. Further, it sparked the entrepreneurial spirit of youth who might not have thought of themselves as a business owner, and potentially inspired those who have business ideas to take the leap into entrepreneurship. For those young people who may not be fully committed to be their own boss, the program fostered in youth ages 10-25 the values, attitudes, qualities and skills needed to be successful in today’s economy.


Both our youth and our communities benefited from this project, as financial literacy and employability are essential concepts that are rarely taught at home and are not  covered in many school curriculum.  Bringing such skills to our youth will nurture individual success, and help our communities realize our collective vision of sustainable local economies.


On behalf of the project planning committee, the Township of Nipigon would like to congratulate all partners, volunteers, and participants involved in this successful project, particularly the young Bear Cave entrepreneurs, many who worked long hours over the summer to make their businesses a success.  Stay tuned for details on the next Bear Cave event happening in the spring of 2018!

If your child participated in this program, please click on the link below to complete a quick survey.

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This project was funded by:

Superior North Youth Arts and Culture Strategy

The Township of Nipigon is proud to release the Superior North Youth Arts and Culture Strategy, prepared by Laridae Communications.  This document will be a first step in enhancing the arts in the communities of Dorion, Red Rock, Nipigon, and Lake Helen.  Goals of the project include:

  • exploring the potential to develop arts and culture infrastructure aimed at youth aged 12-25
  • assessing demand in the target population and broader communities for creative arts programs
  • assessing gaps and opportunities relating to arts infrastructure, including potential program mentors and funding sources for arts programming and infrastructure.
  • consultations with youth and their communities, partners, and stakeholders on all of the above

This document will be shared by all four communities working together to leverage funding and human resources to establish a regional, vibrant arts and culture scene that encourages the engagement of youth with and without barriers to become leaders, volunteers, and entrepreneurs.



This project is funded through a seed grant from: