About Press Start

Brought to you by Teachers Life and nowly Insurance, Press Start focuses on promoting programs that support Canadian youth who are passionate about creating positive social change.

One of our key initiatives is the Press Start CoLab Program; an innovation accelerator that helps the next generation of changemakers build and launch an idea. Throughout the 10-week program, 50 social entrepreneurs, ages 18-29, from across the nation will work collaboratively to develop a minimal viable solution to a pressing social issue. This year, the overarching theme is the Mental Health Crisis in Canada. Our youth will access mentors, inspirational speakers and tools and resources to help them develop their ideas through the ideation process. At the end of the program, they can submit their ideas for access to in-kind business services, internships and grant money to help them successfully launch. The goal of the program is to create truly meaningful and positive social change in our communities across Canada.
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Instant coverage now. Living healthy now. Giving back now. That’s living nowly. nowly is a new way of thinking about insurance, we believe in the power of now. That includes affordable insurance in minutes on an innovative and streamlined digital platform, access to complimentary world class health and benefits, and feeling confident knowing you are part of a company committed to investing in lasting social impact and innovation. nowly is a division of Teachers Life.

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Teachers Life

Teachers Life is an established 80+ year old Canadian life, disability, and sickness insurer, and is one of the largest insurance companies for education workers in Canada. We are federally licensed and regulated and have won awards for digital innovation. Teachers Life owns and operates nowly, which is our new, purpose-driven, digital-first brand for all Canadians.

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Want to be a Press Start Partner?

There are many ways to partner with us. You could offer business discounts, in-kind services, internships and corporate donations to the program that all benefit our youth changemakers to help them launch their social enterprises into market. Let’s talk about how you can become a value partner and help us support our youth changemakers.

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