BC 3C Challenge: Culture, Community, Cash

Funded by the Government of Canada, the 3C Challenge is an opportunity for Indigenous youth, ages 15 to 29, to develop their business skills and explore their entrepreneurial spirit. Each participant will gain a deeper understanding of how they can connect culture, community, and commerce to support their success.

What the challenge includes:

  • A three-day business skills training workshop—covering topics on product development, marketing, financial literacy and teamwork.
  • The opportunity to work within a small team to create and implement a business plan for a marketable product or service.
  • A $1,000.00 interest free micro-loan to help each team make their plan a reality.
  • A community mentor who will provide advice and guidance for the first 30-days of each team’s business plan.

What you need:

  • A desire to learn and expand your business skillset.
  • A positive attitude and open-mindset for team collaboration.

That’s it! You’re all set!

Upcoming Challenges

September 13-15 | Smithers, BC

September 20-22 | Vancouver, BC

September 27-20 | Terrace, BC

What program participants are saying..


“A small group of people can come together, come up with an idea, and see it all the way through. “

“What I found special about this program is that it’s bringing a lot of awareness to the youth of today.  More specifically,  Indigenous youth, which is really, really important. I’m glad that we have that.”

Do you want to bring a 3C Challenge to your community? Let us know!
To register for an upcoming challenge, or any questions, please contact:

Phone: 250-891-6898