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Youth Hub for Co-operative Enterprise

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Designed to help Newcomer youth in Surrey.

This enhanced program helps groups of youth from newcomer families start their own enterprises. In doing so, the program aims to provide youth with important life skills, as well as change the existing narratives around newcomer youth in Surrey.

Each business is set up as a worker-owned co-operative and encourages youth to work together collaboratively and run their co-op democratically. Currently, there are three youth groups that are working on starting their own businesses with several more on the way.

This program is delivered by the Solid State Community Society.


Newton Youth Resource Centre - 13479 76th Avenue, Surrey, BC.


To learn more about the program, contact Matt Hern, Co-Director at