Youth Impact Challenge 2022

Are you a young innovator in Canada with an idea to tackle a social or environmental issue?

Be sure to check out the Youth Impact Challenge, video from last year on the right. And sign up to our mailing list to say tuned for details on this year's contest!

#whattheworldneeds

Canada’s youth have lived through unprecedented crises in recent years having witnessed loud cries for social justice, climate action and health equity. The Youth Impact Challenge is your opportunity to develop your ideas for #whattheworldneeds!

Since 2020, the Youth Impact Challenge has...

Given out $120,000+ in prizes for ideas that tackle environmental OR social issues

Awarded two grand prizes in 2021 of $10,000

Engaged with a diverse group of youth

Connected participants to world-class mentors to help our teams develop their ideas

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Who can apply?*

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16–25

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Youth aged 16 to 25

(you don't need to be a student!)

Young innovators from all backgrounds!

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 3+

Canadian resident

(even temporary residents)

Teams must have at least 3 people

* Specific eligibility criteria for 2022 coming soon!

We are here to support you.

Whether you already have an idea or not, we’re here to equip you with the tools you need to succeed. This includes:

  • Proposal Guidelines

  • Resources to get you started

  • Networking socials and workshops

  • Mentorship pairing

  • Help to address any equity needs

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Workshops: TBA

For summer 2022, we are planning several workshops, networking events, hackathons and other opportunities to support our participants. This will provide opportunities to meet teammates, learn how to write proposals and learn how to get started in the project creation process!

Join our 2022 Mailing List!

We're looking for diverse perspectives.

We want to work with young people from across the country—all ideas are welcome. 

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