ANZA “New Beginnings”



ANZA is Swahili for “NEW BEGINNINGS”.

ANZA is an entrepreneurship program designed and led by the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council (ACCEC) to help young people (18-30 years old) turn their business ideas into reality. It is designed to break the cycle of poverty, violence, and trauma many Black youth experience, by investing in community-driven solutions and empowering young people to create their own economic opportunities.

Edmonton Unlimited is proud to partner with ACCEC in the program delivery and content for the ANZA program to promote entrepreneurship for Black youth in Alberta alongside partners TD Canada Trust, Business Link, Prairies Economic Development Canada, and the Edmonton Police Service Youth Diversion Program.

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