Youth Impact Challenge 2021

The Youth Impact Challenge is a competition for young innovators who have ideas that tackle environmental or social issues.

#whattheworldneeds

Canada’s youth have lived through an unprecedented crisis and witnessed loud cries for justice. The Youth Impact Challenge is your opportunity to develop your ideas for #whattheworldneeds

Youth Impact Challenge 2021 will...

Give out $80,000+ in prizes for ideas that tackle environmental OR social issues

Award two grand prizes of $10,000

Engage with a diverse group of youth

Connect participants to mentors who will help you develop your ideas

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

Round 1 submissions due July 16th at 11:59pm

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:

  • Resources to get you started

  • Networking Socials and Pitch Workshops

  • Mentorship pairing

  • Two rounds of financial awards

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Coming soon...

Our pre-competition workshops are in the works!

 

We’d love to engage with your team ideas before the event, so stay tuned for more details on the following:

  • Networking social: Find new teammates across Canada!

  • Zero to Hero Series: Ideation and Pitching Workshops throughout the summer!

  • Discord Server: Meet other participants and ask your questions!

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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