Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre Announces Partnership with Brock Youth Centre

Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Brock Youth Centre. This partnership will be focus on encouraging youth entrepreneurship in Durham Region. Both organizations will work together on cooperative workshops and entrepreneur sessions geared towards high school and post-secondary students. Spark Centre will also leverage Brock Youth Centre’s presence in North Durham for appointments, consultations and client activities.

“This partnership brings together two organizations who are focused on entrepreneurship as a potential career path.” said Dennis Croft, President and CEO of Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre.

“The Brock Youth Centre is excited to formalize our partnership with Spark Centre and work together to enhance youth entrepreneurship opportunities across Durham Region. Through collaboration and partnerships in the sector, our organization is now stronger and more impactful than we have ever been in the last 14 years and we look forward to many more.” added Jordan Starr, Chair – Board of Directors at Brock Youth Centre

Spark Centre and Brock Youth Centre will collaboratively participate in programs, and their strategic design, that enhances youth entrepreneurship in Durham Region.

About Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre: Spark Centre is one of seventeen not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) that form part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). The centre works to improve competitiveness and visibility of Durham Region and Northumberland County as a world-class innovation cluster. For more information on Spark Centre, please visit

About Brock Youth Centre: The Brock Youth Centre is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for youth in the community to aspire, grow and achieve their goals in life. They currently run the BOOST youth entrepreneurship program that takes youth under 30 to assist with their start-up businesses and connect them with other organizations and mentors in the community to turn their passion into employment. For more information on Brock Youth Centre, please visit


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