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About Us

The Project

Head Start in Business has been a driving force in entrepreneurship awareness and initiation since 2002. Over 68,000 youth have participated in our innovative and experiential programs making entrepreneurship more accessible and realistic as a viable career option.

Our Mandate

Head Start in Business is a Pan-Northern Community Futures Development Corporation project that encourages youth to explore and expand their entrepreneurial potential while remaining in Northern Ontario.

Our Mission

Young people are aware of the entrepreneurial option resulting in the development of a more prosperous, vibrant and innovative Northern Ontario economy.

Our Team

Trista Vermette

Project Manager

Trista Vermette is a skilled project manager with over 5 years of project management experience. She has experience in both corporate and nonprofit project management and has successfully led high-profile projects at Head Start.

Trista is known for her exceptional organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills. Her dedication to improving the lives of others, combined with her professional expertise, make her a valuable asset to the Head Start team and the business community.

What we love to do

Our Story

Head Start in Business is the brainchild of the North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC). What began as a pilot program in 2001 to help youth at risk has evolved into a series of 6 webinars designed to encourage young people between the ages of 5 and 29 to explore and develop entrepreneurial skills. The programming covers a continuum of age-appropriate material that helps participants envision entrepreneurship as a viable career option in Northern Ontario.

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