Are you a trailblazer?
Do you have a business idea and need a boost?
(co)space proudly introduces (co)lab Incubation Program. In partnership with YG’s Department of Economic Development, (co)lab is a structured incubator program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs in Yukon take their ideas to the next level in just three months time.
Project 1: LOCAL IS SMART APP – July 2017 to October 2017
With the new Whitehorse-based mobile app Local is Smart shopping local means saving BIG. LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS, you’re going to love this new and innovative app that lets you instantly reach shoppers looking for great deals on the products and services you provide. More info at www.localissmart.com
Project 2: Rivers to Ridges – November to February 2017
Rivers to Ridges believes that deepening our connection to the natural world is crucial for healthy bodies, minds and hearts. We aim to build empathy, awareness and community through active mentoring relationships on the land. We deliver outdoor, land-based programs for children, families and adults in all four seasons. Our innovative programming is designed and guided by certified teachers and experienced outdoor educators. We are based out of Whitehorse, Yukon and we respectfully acknowledge that our programs take place on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwach’an Council.
In response to a myriad of research on the benefits of connecting children to the land and a clear local need, our vision is to open a Forest School, a land-based education initiative in Whitehorse, with an initial focus on preschool aged children. In addition to our specific school goals of creating partnerships for authentic First Nations cultural inclusion, paying staff a living wage that respects their qualifications, and breaking down traditional barriers of accessibility, a core mission of the land-based school movement “is to provide children with regular and repeated access to a natural space for child-directed, emergent and inquiry-based learning”. Our innovative, locally tailored model draws from the experiences of forest schools in more temperate areas in Canada and abroad, and adapts that knowledge to the unique needs, climate and opportunities of the North.