Building Youth Capacity

Employment Survey for Youth Ages 18-29

To help us build a better program for north Durham youth 18-29 years of age, the BYC is doing a survey to find out their views on youth employment. The survey is done by using the text function on a cell phone. Answers are anonymous and cell phone numbers are not recorded. To access the survey, follow the instructions on the image. In appreciation for completing it, survey
takers can enjoy a latte or other hot beverage at a participating coffee shop in North Durham during their regular hours of operation. The shops are listed at the end of the survey. Thank youfor participating, and enjoy your latte!textback_instructions

About Us

The Brock Youth Centre builds youth capacity!

Our focus is on entrepreneurship development for high school students and young adults, supporting them as they build their own businesses. Whether their goal is to provide a product or service for North Durham residents, or to look beyond those borders and set up a global business, we provide training and mentorship every step of the way. For those who want experience running a business before they take the leap into their own initiative, we hire them to work in one of our social enterprises.

Youth ages 15-29, make YOUR impact with the Brock Youth Centre!


To provide innovative programs and services to improve the social and economic well-being of youth.


To ignite confidence to embrace the future.


Optimism, innovation, and creativity in programs that empower and inspire youth.

Our Programs

Learn more about what we’re offering today

Business Idea Competition

The Business Idea Competition is for high school students who are interested in exploring entrepreneurship. If you have an idea, are looking for guidance in developing a business plan, and are willing to enter a ‘Dragon’s Den’; style Biz Idea Competition, one of the cash prizes may be yours. Staff will be going into Brock, Uxbridge and Port Perry High Schools soon, so be ready with your business idea when they arrive!

Meet Jasmine, past Biz Idea Competition winner, and new staff member at BYC.


The EDGE will offer young people aged 18 to 29 the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, employability skills, networking, and more! The first meet-up will be held on December 6 at 7:00 PM at Colourful Nights, Beaverton. Events will be rotated through the five North Durham communities.

Cool Cow

Cool Cow Ice Cream Parlour is BYC’s most delicious social enterprise. The business is run by young aspiring entrepreneurs who get hands on experience of making everyday business decisions.

Come visit us at 359 Simcoe Street in Beaverton! Visit our Cool Cow website for current hours.

Phone: 705-999-9158


Office Location: 

R.R. #1, C1590 Concession 12,
Cannington, ON
L0E 1E0 Canada