Youth Strategy Program

By mmuise

EEG's Youth Strategy Program provides loans to Cree youth entrepreneurs aged 18 to 39. Funding can be used to start or purchase a new business or, for those already in business, modernize or expand their existing operations.

Comments on Funding:


Deadline: Continuous Intake

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Cree youth entrepreneurs;
  • The promoter must be between the ages of 18-35;
  • The promoter must be Cree & Beneficiary under James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement;
  • The project must be realized in the Cree Territory;
  • The project is supported by a Band Council Resolution or by an Agreement in principle with the Local Band;
  • The promoter must provide a Guarantee on the Loan;
  • The promoter must submit a full business plan;
  • Provide Environmental Assessment Approval (if required);
  • Provide Partnership loan or Joint Venture Agreement (if required).
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Eeyou Istchee is a RCM (regional county municipality) equivalent.

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