Ch'nook Accelerated Business program

Community partnerships

Partnering with Ch'nook

Is your community or organization interested in delivering an accelerated business program?

Our partner communities and organizations often provide support, assistance, or in-kind contributions to ABP deliveries. These contributions can include program recruitment, homestay accommodation for student instructors, catering for the courses, space/materials/technology for course delivery, and others. Each circumstance is different and Ch’nook is happy to co-create a delivery that suits the needs and resources of our partner community or organization.

The ABP has been hosted by a variety of Indigenous communities outside of the Vancouver Lower Mainland: Ulkatcho First Nations in Anahim Lake, Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella, and Tla-o-qui-aht, Tseshaht, Hupačasath, & Huu-ay-aht First Nations in Port Alberni have all hosted entrepreneurship-focused ABP deliveries. Ch’nook has also partnered with organizations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community to host an entrepreneurship-focused ABP delivery in the DTES.

If your community or organization would be interested in partnering with Ch’nook to deliver an ABP course, please reach out and let us know! To do so, please follow the link to complete a short information form and our team will be in touch.

Course format & content

Due to travel and accommodation costs, ABP deliveries that take place outside the Lower Mainland are typically structured as two-week (ten- to twelve-day) intensive courses where participants attend class throughout the day. Student instructors stay within the community during the course either in a home-stay or hotel accommodation. ABP deliveries within the Lower Mainland can be more flexible in format and time-frame. 

Our summer 2018 ABP delivery in the Downtown Eastside community in Vancouver, for example, was run over a six-week period with two evening classes per week. The same topics and content are covered in both formats.

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