Youth Impact Challenge 2021

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

Round 3: Cheers to our top 12 finalists! 


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?




Youth aged 16 to 25

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

Young innovators from all backgrounds!



Canadian resident

(even temporary residents)

Teams must have at least 3 people

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

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

  • Two rounds of financial awards

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Workshops: Zero to Hero

We’d love to engage with your team ideas before the event, so register for the workshops here to learn more. We'll help you start from scratch!

  • June 30 @ 5pm EST  | Networking Social: Meet new teammates

  • July 6 @ 5pm EST  | Getting Started: Learn how to write a 3-page proposal

  • July 8 @ 6pm EST  | Getting Started: Missed the first one? Join the re-run!

  • July 9 @ 5pm EST  | Designing a Prototype: Design tutorial to create a                                                   product mockup

  • July 13 @ 6pm EST | Q & A Session: Still getting started? Ask us anything!

  • July 15 @ 6pm EST | Q & A Session: Last-minute questions? Join us!


Recruiting teammates? Want to listen to the workshop recordings? Join our Discord Server!

We're looking for diverse perspectives.

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