Our idea and innovation lab, Trajectoire, allows us to explore this challenge in a variety of ways. The result? Our Mûr.e: Take your retirement in hand program.
This project is an invitation to come together, abolish retirement stereotypes, and contribute to our community through either social entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship in an existing organization.
Who is the project for?
Entrepreneurship no longer belongs to only daring young minds. This project is designed to adapt to your needs and pace. Remember that you already possess a lifetime of experience that can benefit your community. Do you see yourself in any of these entrepreneurs?
Nezha, The Diver
Nezha is an experienced entrepreneur with a real flair for finding opportunities—and retirement hasn’t slowed her down. She’s opted to put her creativity and daring to work for a new challenge that’s particularly meaningful to her.
Jacqueline and Gisèle, The Climbers
After bumping into each other at a meeting for caregivers, this dynamic duo takes up the rallying cry of « together, we’re better. » Jacqueline and Gisèle decide they want to make a living by helping others.
Edward, The Walker
Edward’s career as a social worker extends into retirement, where he’d like to continue helping his community. He dreams of new ways to use his experience to help those facing difficulty.
More of an intrapreneur?
Entrepreneurship can take place within an existing organization—what’s known as intrapreneurship. For example, community organizations can be rich terrains for new projects, and bridges can be made within or with the help of the organization to get new projects off the ground.
More of a slowpreneur?
Between the pace of the hare and the tortoise, there exists a space to work at your own speed. Fine-tuning an idea, assembling the mechanisms, and creating the necessary collaborations requires care and—especially—time.
Avoid burning yourself out in a sprint to the finish and instead embark on a mission that balances your priorities (caregiving, grandparents, hobbies, etc.).
Examples from around the world
Mûr.e is available to a wide range of people, and PRÉSÂGES is always ready to lend a helping hand. The criteria required to take advantage of the Mûr.e program include:
- Being retired or about to retire
- Wanting to work as a team and be challenged
- Aiming to create social impact in your community
- Contributing to the creation of innovative solutions to the challenges of ageing
Louise Baillargeon & Louise Charron
Théâtre Fleury has been growing and evolving with PRÉSÂGES for over 35 years. Their projects deal with various subjects facing seniors, often through bespoke theatre pieces. The theatre troupe is all about being « for, by, and with seniors » and is able to fulfill its mission thanks to the commitment of its retired volunteers.
Mûr.e pour entreprendre
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