From world-changing ideas to reality

The WE Are Social Entrepreneurs program, made possible by RBC, is designed to help young Canadians take their ideas for social change to the next level. At our WE Are Social Entrepreneurs Youth Leadership Conferences, youth will hear inspirational speeches from WE Speakers and Experts on social change, innovation, and entrepreneurship, receive mentorship from industry professionals and youth change makers, and participate in interactive modules to further develop their skills or kick-start their project of change. If they have the ideas, this is the program to help make them real.


Upcoming Conferences

Our 2019-2020 dates are below. Conference details will be available after registration.

Bathurst, NB (French) – October 28, 2019

St. Johns, NL – October 30, 2019

Winnipeg, MB – November 7, 2019

Virtual Central Canada – December 5, 2019

Guelph, ON – December 10, 2019

Ottawa, ON (French) – January 28, 2020

Virtual West Coast Canada – January 30, 2020

Victoria, BC – February 7, 2020

Edmonton, AB – March 5, 2020

Montreal, QC (French) – March 16, 2020

Mississauga, ON – April 2, 2020

Virtual National Conference – TBD (end of April)

Take your idea for social change to the next level

Compete in our Business Case Challenge and win a spot in our Social Enterprise Incubation program.

Made possible by RBC, the WE Are Social Entrepreneurs Incubation Program will connect you with like-minded individuals, develop your project and organizational skills to carry out your project plan, deepen your understanding of a social issue, and build the skills to become a powerful influencer of change. With resources to help develop your own unique mission and vision, the participants will come away with a fully developed business plan upon completion of the program.

Passionate about an issue and want to make an impact? Share your idea for your chance to win a spot in our Social Enterprise Incubation program.

Questions you will be asked

1. What issue are you passionate about, and what problem will it solve?
1. What issue are you passionate about, and what problem will it solve?
2. Describe your idea (in less that 500 words).
2. Describe your idea (in less that 500 words).
3. Is it a new idea or does it build off an existing idea?
3. Is it a new idea or does it build off an existing idea?
4. What positive social impact will your idea have?
4. What positive social impact will your idea have?
5. What skills make you a self-starter, and what skills would you like to develop?
5. What skills make you a self-starter, and what skills would you like to develop?
6. What support do you need to take your idea to the next level?
6. What support do you need to take your idea to the next level?

Young people deserve to succeed, and Canada’s future depends on it. RBC created Future Launch, a 10-year, $500 million commitment to help young Canadians get more work experience, grow their network and gain new skills—all to prepare them for, and help them succeed in, the changing workforce.

An initiative of WE | Made possible by RBC
An initiative of WE | Made possible by RBC