Chelsea's Initiation to Collective Entrepreneurship (CICE)

Recruitment period in progress


We are currently looking for motivated young people from 12 to 17 years old who are interested in being part of the CICE program this summer!

Interested candidates are invited to contact us or complete the application form directly and send it to us at the following address:


Application form



You want to know more about the Chelsea Youth Entrepreneurship Initiation Cooperative? Come see us for an information meeting!


Date: May 26, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Town Hall at 100 chemin d'Old Chelsea

Audience: Parent and young future workers


The CICE : a program beyond your expectations! 

Since 1990, the Initiation Coops has been present all over Quebec's territory. It was coordinated by the Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec since its beginning. The project has grown especially due to the support of the cooperative movement and a great amount of national, regional and local partners.

The salaries of over 150 Initiation Coop coordinators, as well as an important part of their training, are undertook by a grant program called “Fonds étudiant solidarité travail du Québec II”.



A CICE is made up of 15 youths of 13 to 17 years old who come together to get a useful knowledge combined with a hands-on experience that will be priceless and useful for them when they will be joining the real job market in a near future.

For teenagers, it is:

  • A great opportunity to gain work experience
  • A way to learn how to create their own business
  • A way to participate in cooperative management
  • A way to better know their community
  • A way to help them develop their own identity
  • A place to have a significant fulfilling and challenging group experience!

The young coop workers are followed by leaders and have the support of community stakeholders.

For residents, it is a way to:

  • Get to know some motivated young residents who are willing to learn new skills
  • Help teenagers to assert their abilities and to offer their services to their community
  • Have an opportunity to get services for some light works or assistance to it at very reasonable prices



By choosing CICE services you contribute in :


  • the promotion of early learning in entrepreneurship
  • personal and ability development of youths of your community;
  • providing a first and exceptional experience in a professional work environment
  • offering them a chance to participate concretely in the operation of a cooperative association
  • giving youth the chance to create their own employment and serve their community;
  • the community's opportunity to receive services for light works at very reasonable prices.


2020 financial campaign

Show your support or satisfaction by making a donation or buying one of our marketing package for your business or organization before June, so we can honor the marketing package you will have bought!   

To get a complete list of our marketing offer packages, contact Roxanne Laframboise-Larose at 819-827-6201 or at

We thank you in advance for your collaboration and generosity in helping us keeping this program ongoing! Your donation is an investment in the future of our teenagers who will become advised and prepared workers or business persons!


Thank you for encouraging and supporting the Youth Coop of your community! 


Local committee

The CICE Local Committee consists of volunteers getting involved and believing the benefits of that program. For the young coop workers and members, the members of this local committee have a role of:

  • Advisors
  • Reference resource
  • Guidance
  • Facilitators

These coop facilitators put together all the elements required to get the program going each year. To achieve that, the CICE Local Committee is constantly looking for volunteers and funds in order to keep this wonderful training program in place each summer.

If you would like to join the committee or make a donation, feel free to call Roxanne Laframboise-Larose at 819-827-6201.


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