Preparing Kids for Fast Changing Futures

About Build a Biz Kids

We Believe....

That every child deserves the chance at a successful, happy and fulfilling future. 

In a world filled with AI, Robotics and Rapidly Advancing Technology, the next generation will need higher developed human soft skills than any generation before, and that’s exactly what our programs are designed to do. 

Join Build a Biz Kids as we reach students around the world and equip them with 70+ Human Soft Skills to get them Future-Ready! 

What COVID Taught Us

COVID-19 impacted everyone around the world in significant ways, and our community was no different. 

During a program, when BizKid students encounter a situation that feels unsettling, we ask them how they could turn it around to make it something beneficial. 

We decided to take our own advice.

We did a honest audit of what we are good at, what activities we are more limited in with capacity and resources, and made every aspect of our charity “fair game” to put into question.

The results were AMAZING!

Join us as we run full speed into 2023 and beyond with a stronger community, evolved programming, and more opportunities for children from all communities across Canada to gain Future-Ready Education! 

2023 Goals - In Action!

When doing our audit, we realized that we had 3 goals that we wanted to be able to reach and execute on in 2023, and we figured out the formula!

Those goals are:

  1. Reach 30% MORE Students for 50% LESS Cost Through Partnerships & Leveraging Strengths

  2. Remove Barriers for Vulnerable Populations to Participate in Programming (ex. Free Registration to ALL Students)

  3. Create Sustainability for the Charity So Donor and Grant Funds Can Go Directly Towards the Communities We Support, and Not Administrative Costs

Our Mission

To Reach 1 Million Students With Future-Ready Educational Experiences By 2030

Our Vision

When an individual can validate their own self worth based on their own feelings and thoughts of themselves, they no longer require external validation. We believe that this is the TRUE feeling of freedom to any human. 

When we no longer require external validation from others, because we have confidence in our abilities to…

  • learn, adapt and grow
  • to communicate our needs and ideas
  • to build a life that WE want

… then we no longer need to:

  • determine our worth through likes & follows on social media
  • seek validation from negative influences like gang recruiters
  • and we have the coping mechanisms to to handle and thrive from criticism.

Build a Biz Kids sees a world where every child knows their worth, and the value of others, and takes confident action on their ideas knowing they are capable of making the world a happy, loving place. 

Meet BizKids Board of Directors

Joe Deobald is the Founder of Full Frame Marketing, Franchise owner of Code Ninjas, and the Entrepreneur in Residence at Left Technologies.

Joe Deobald
Board of Direcotr

Archana is an entrepreneurial leader who has steered many organizations to new levels of performance and business growth.

Archana Samtani Singhania
Operations & Strategy

Victor joins Build a Biz Kids sharing in its vision to develop the skills and talent children will need for our connected future.

Victor Gelano
Director of Strategic Alliances

Victoria Petriw is the VP of Operations at WiderFunnel, and Co-Founder of Port Moody & Co. She is an SFU grad in Human Geography.

Victoria Petriw
Board of Director

Braden comes to us from working as a Program Director & Project Manager for over 10 years at the YWCA, a large non profit association.

Braden Ricketts
Co-Founder/Vice President

Leah Coss has owned numerous businesses in manufacturing & finance and been a Franchise Development Consultant for over 9 years.

Leah Coss