Let’s change lives through practical virtual business training.

Building Resilience in Young Canadians, Through Action-Orientated Learning, Mentorship, and Community Support.

Mentor

I not only learned from all their VERY WELL crafted modules and worksheets, but from the different business approaches of all the talented people that you'll meet in the program. Overall, BITS is a space for DOING, with a loving team that really wants to see you succeed. If you invest in them now, you'll be reaping the rewards of all they have to offer for you long after you finish your program. Thank you BITS!

Fernanda | YCEO alumni, 2023

Loved my experience with the BITS BOOT CAMP!! Gave me a much need refresher on different aspects of business and having mentors really gave me clarity on the aspects I needed to focus on.

Eric | Boot Camp alumni, 2023

YCEO helped me take my idea, validate that it's a viable business, and slowly increased my self-belief that I can be a successful entrepreneur.

Sophie | YCEO Alumni, 2023

My facilitator and mentor were invested and gave a lot of energy. The material taught was extremely relevant and useful. It had the appropriate depth to not overwhelm but educate and be useful in a practical sense. I feel extremely lucky to have been part of this program and community.

Mujda | Boot Camp alumni, 2022

Always love BITS programs! Seeing everyone building up their dreams fires me up! 11/10 on delivery. Thank you to the team for all that you do to make the magic happen! I'll 100% be back!

Jason | Boot Camp Mentor, 2022

I say the same thing every time, but I get way more out of BITS than I put in. It's a group of dedicated individuals who are here to give and receive, regardless of mentor or mentee!

Nicole | YCEO Mentor, 2023

Creating Opportunities for Success

The young people BITS serves come from diverse backgrounds, all with different stories and experiences. At BITS, our goal is to introduce concept that that failure is not an end point, but a chance to learn, explore, and discover new opportunities on the journey to success. We enable this further through funding opportunities, mentorship and a community that supports them.

Education That Stands the Test of Time

We believe Entrepreneurship is the best way for young people to learn resilience in an ever-changing world, when young people are exposed to action-orientated business training, it give them the tools and skills such as resilience, to go out there and make something happen despite the circumstance.

Because Young People Matter

Young people matter to us, and they should matter to you, they should matter to everyone, they are our future. We at BITS have a heart to see the people we serve find a place where they belong, through a community that cares, develop the belief that they can succeed despite their circumstances.

Real Impact That Hits the Mark

We pride ourselves on being a charity that is making a real difference to the world. We believe the only way to do that is by being good business people, setting goals and targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. It's what we teach in our programs and how we set our own goals as an organization. Impact matters to us.

Our Impact Since 2012

850

Program
Graduates

1000

Young People
Reached

10000

Mentorship hours
provided

550000

Funding
Provided

Our Outstanding Graduates

BUILDING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE POWER OF BUSINESS

Tailored education, driven by peer-mentors

Business in the Streets (BITS) is a community-driven organization which helps
low-resourced, emerging entrepreneurs focusing on youth and underserved
populations by providing access to entrepreneurial training, mentorship, funding, and ongoing business supports.

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have reached 1,000+ youth, provided 10,000 mentorship hours, and provided $400,000+
in business grants and loans for professional and business development.

 

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