Young Entrepreneur Spotlight Series: Jay Campagne

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We care about our entrepreneurs and follow them on their journey! Over the coming weeks, we will introduce you to a series of young entrepreneurs with promising projects. Today, we invite you to discover the inspiring story of Jay Campagne from L’arc en ciel avec Janelle

Jay Campagne

How old are you?

I am 21 years old.

Where do you live?

I live in Winnipeg.

Can you describe your company?

L’arc-en-ciel avec Janelle is an educational training that aims to raise awareness and demystify topics related to the 2SLGBTQ* community, sexual diversity, gender diversity and identity, in order to raise awareness among Francophone communities in Manitoba in its context of a double minority.

Who is your target audience?

I target young people (Kindergarten to Grade 12), educators (school staff, teachers, administrative management, etc.) , and organizations(Health professionals, performing arts, boards of directors, etc.)

How did the idea for your business come about?

I decided to create L’arc en ciel avec Janelle in the need to reconcile both my queer identity and my mother tongue. I had a desire to serve my Franco-Manitoban community and my Franco-queer community so that others could also become themselves and have the representation they need.

What tools do you use most in your company?

I mainly use the website (WIX), visual media, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and YouTube.

Do you plan to continue your studies at the university? If so, in what area?

I am currently in the Faculty of Social Work at St. Boniface University to complete my bachelor’s degree. After my BACC, I would like to go back to school to specialize in the field of sexuality and gender, and eventually return to university for my master’s and doctoral degrees.

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