CYBF and Government of Alberta Collaborate to Support Young Entrepreneurs

May 25, 2011

CALGARY, AB – May 25, 2011 – The Canadian Youth Business  Foundation (CYBF) and the Government of Alberta are working together to promote  entrepreneurship in Alberta and assisting young entrepreneurs, ages 18-34, who  are starting new businesses.

By  offering business planning workshops and resources, CYBF and the Government of  Alberta are raising awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship across  the province and are also educating Albertans on how to start their own  businesses.

“CYBF is very pleased to be working  with the Government of Alberta to support young entrepreneurs on the journey  towards establishing successful businesses,” said Vivian Prokop, CYBF Chief  Executive Officer. “Helping young entrepreneurs promotes healthy competition in  the marketplace and means more jobs will be created as these new businesses  grow.”

Current and future entrepreneurs are invited  to participate in a six-part Business Plan Workshop Series, hosted by CYBF and  proudly supported by the Government of Alberta, to learn more about starting  and growing a new business. Workshops will be taking place throughout the province  starting this month. Visit for more  information.


About the Government of Alberta
The Government of Alberta is working  to build a better Alberta by fostering economic growth, strengthening our  health and education systems, investing in infrastructure, supporting safe and  strong communities and ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

About the Canadian Youth Business  Foundation – Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth  entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing our  nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not  collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business  resources, start-up financing and mentoring. We help them launch and sustain a  successful entrepreneurial business.

CYBF Media Contact:
Rachel Azagury
Senior Manager, Marketing and  Communications
Phone: 416-408-2923 x2111
Cell: 647-834-2923

CYBF  Alberta Contact:
Christi Millar
Director, Alberta
Phone: 403-265-2923
Cell: 403-473-3732