Nastassia Morrison- Chairperson, Special projects CAYE C&C

was formed on a decision was unanimously reached by twenty organisations at a forum hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat from 10 to 12 December 2014 in Barbados.

The proposed mission of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-Caribbean & Canada (CAYE-C&C) is to: 

  • Empower and nurture young people through access to essential resources including entrepreneurship training, financial and technical support, networking and mentorship opportunities;
  • Advocate for policies conducive to creating a strong entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem; and
  • Gain global recognition as the voice and face of young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and Canada. 

The Alliance will focus on building support for youth entrepreneurship, promoting knowledge-sharing among member organisations and stakeholders, providing information to young entrepreneurs, and facilitating regional trade for young entrepreneurs.

Countries represented in the Alliance are: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Representatives from the Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance assisted with the forum, providing support and inspiration to the young entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Canada.

List of signatory organisations:

  • GET SET Entrepreneurial Programme (Anguilla)
  • GARD Centre (Antigua & Barbuda)
  • Barbados Youth Business Trust
  • The Barbados Vagrants & Homeless Society
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme, Barbados Ministry of Culture, Sports & Youth
  • Dominica Youth Business Trust
  • Grenada Young Entrepreneurs Project
  • Dynamic Youth of Grenada
  • Grenada Junior Achievement
  • Guyana Youth Business Trust
  • Jamaica Youth Business Trust
  • Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica
  • Saint Lucia Youth Business Trust
  • St Kitts & Nevis National Entrepreneurial Development Division
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines Youth Business Trust 
  • Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago
  • Organisation of Young Professionals (The Bahamas)
  • Futurpreneur Canada
  • Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (Barbados)
  • Youth for Epic Change (Barbados)

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