The B Better foundation is the hub of our charity and community engagement activities. Our mission is to provide opportunities, education and resources for children and at risk youth. Our founder and CEO grew up with a single mother. Moving from housing project to housing project and school to school, Steve was slipping through the cracks. With his mothers encouragement and his grandfather support, entrepreneurship pulled Steve and his family out of projects. We have a strong corporate culture towards helping and giving back. These are the projects that we are currently working on. You can make a difference and we encourage you get involved.
We the Parents is a grassroots parents’ group in Ottawa recently set up to tackle teen opioid drug abuse is now drawing national attention. The organization already has a strong online presence and is now fielding calls from concerned parents from across the country. Back in February, Sean O’Leary, a Kanata-area businessman and father, first made a public call to action. He wrote an open letter, pointing to a number of recent overdoses in the west-Ottawa suburbs and urging parents to be on alert. Out of this, We the Parents was formed to raise awareness, encourage drug education in schools, lobby for detox beds for kids, advocate for more rehab spaces and receive real-time statistics of overdose cases in Ottawa.
Nick Cody died around 1:00am on June 24th, 2013. He was a drug user.
This organization was started to tell his story & how you can help…
This isn’t a place to judge, as most people do when they hear the word “drug” or “addict”. This organization is to shed light on someone who struggled with drugs & ultimately lost the battle. I know Nick would want me to spread the message about how drugs can affect you. It is a long, hard battle and some people just don’t know how to break the cycle they are trapped in.
Nick never intended on drugs entering life. He was particularly Anti-Drugs for the longest time. I just want people to believe they have a choice & that they have support & resources. You only live once… why not give it all you’ve got?
The Foundation will create opportunities for youth to learn fundamental business skills in a fun and safe environment. in order to help participants create and take advantage of new opportunities with their own unique skill sets. The “B” Better Foundation is the Better Software Company’s opportunity to build upon the legacy and story of CEO and Founder, Steve Cody.
Steve Cody started his first business at the age of 17 with a bucket, a squeegee, and a dream. After receiving a cheque for $1200 from his grandfather, Steve opened a window washing company and never looked back. Over the course of his career, Steve has started a number of local businesses and has generated over $260 million in sales to date. Now focusing on growing Ottawa’s next great technology company, The Better Software Company, Steve would like to share his story to inspire a new generation of young entrepreneurs to go out and start a business!
The Better Software Company will facilitate a registration based program for interested BGC youth to learn fundamental business and personal skills. The program curriculum is focused on providing fun and interactive sessions that will include guest speakers who specialize in specific areas of business.
This welcoming and safe environment will nurture dreamers, challenge creatives and provide a basic foundation for builders. The two primary goals of the program are to have fun and introduce a pathway into business as a career opportunity. Every 2 weeks youth will be guided step-by-step via “B” Better Youth Entrepreneurship Workshops to create their own small business.
As a finale for the program, youth will prepare a pitch for their business idea/product. Their pitch will be “Dragon’s Den” style in front of a panel of expert judges. All participants in the program will have this opportunity to pitch at the event. Two winners (one male and one female) will be chosen and matched with a mentor and given a $1200 bursary. They will also be recognized at the BGCO Scholarship Awards night in May.
The “B” Better Foundation is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of business with one of Ottawa’s fastest growing companies.
In partnership with:
The Better Software Company is thrilled to partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa on this life-changing initiative. We wholeheartedly support their mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. We look forward to working together on growing the young entrepreneur community in Ottawa!