Futurpreneur Canada™ appoints Dan Ouimet as Senior Vice President, External Engagement

January 9, 2018

For immediate release

TORONTO (January 9, 2018) – Futurpreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization that supports aspiring young business owners through resources, financing and mentoring, announced the appointment of Dan Ouimet as Senior Vice President, External Engagement, effective immediately. In this newly-created role, Ouimet will lead the Corporate and Public Affairs team and work closely with the entire Futurpreneur team to build the organization’s corporate, government and individual fundraising, as well as donor and public relations. He will also manage the operations of the Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada, a charitable foundation created by Futurpreneur.

Prior to joining Futurpreneur, Ouimet most recently served as the Chief of Staff for Ontario’s  Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, where he led the Minister’s team in achieving the Minister’s and the government’s priorities. Ouimet’s professional public affairs experience includes more than 20 years in both senior corporate affairs and government roles, directly advising senior federal and provincial cabinet ministers and senior corporate leaders.

“I am very excited to have Dan join our senior leadership team,” said Julia Deans, CEO of Futurpreneur Canada. “His energy and Canada-wide experience and networks will be tremendously helpful as we expand  Futurpreneur’s impact and support for young entrepreneurs.”

“Providing support to entrepreneurs is critical and always timely in today’s ever changing economy,” said Dan Ouimet, Senior Vice President, External Engagement. “With accessible financial support and mentorship, Futurpreneur plays a key role in Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and I am excited to be joining the team.”

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About Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides resources, financing and mentoring to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of over 3,000 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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