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Canada's productivity and innovation growth is lagging behind other G7 countries.

We are ranked 15th in global competitiveness.

Our aging population has negatively impacted our productivity, innovation and competitiveness.  

We need the young leaders of tomorrow. And we need them NOW. 

 

Let's take a closer look at our youth.

missed out on education, employment,
or training in 2014. That is a total of 83,000 people disengaged.

Over a period of 18 years, youth unemployment will cost Canada approximately

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in lost wages.

 

Why is this happening?

 

Today’s youth will be the torchbearers for our economy. Sadly, they face multiple challenges to become tomorrow’s effective leaders.

 
 
 

The Current Solution

Traditional Forms of Education

Classroom-based
Theory-oriented
Offers limited options upon graduation

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APPROACH

Tailored education, financial and mentorship support

Hands-on, going beyond the classroom

A safe environment

Multiple pathways to success

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OPPORTUNITIES

Building new skills and increasing knowledge

Expanding professional network

Increasing self-confidence   

Unlocking the potential to pursue entrepreneurship, education, employment

 
 

300+

Youth
engaged

33

Businesses
supported

$70,000+

Provided to BITS graduates in financing for business and professional development

50+

Peer Mentors
involved

43

Paid positions for youth