Business in the Streets (BITS) is a Canadian charity that provides underserved and underrepresented young people access to top-tier business training, mentorship, funding, and ongoing business support.


Our programs and events are specially designed for young people who are ready to embark on an entrepreneurial journey and are interested in pursuing their own economic opportunities.


Our Vision

Our vision is a Canada where all young people, regardless of the challenges they face in life, believe in the potential of their ideas.


Our Purpose

With an increasing ageing population, youth will become the driving force of the Canadian economy in the next ten years. However, many young people are unable to afford quality, hands-on business training in order to thrive in today’s rapidly changing business environment. BITS works directly with youth to support them in creating and sustaining economic opportunities that work for them.


What We Offer

  • Professional and knowledgeable staff and volunteers who are ready to provide training, peer-mentorship, and funding under one roof
  • A range of mentors and industry professionals who provide young entrepreneurs with ongoing support, guidance, and feedback.
  • Access to funding opportunities in the form of business grants, loans, and scholarships at every stage of the business development process.