Join Our Community

Need a team for the competition? Looking for inspiration or guidance? We’ve got you covered!

 

No matter how far along your project is, we’ve got tons of events, workshops and other supports to help turn your idea into reality.

 

How to Get Involved

There's three main ways to join our YIC community: 1) Join our Slack channel where you can ask questions and directly colloborate with others; 2) Sign up to our mailing list to get first dibs on competition-related announcements; and 3) Engage with us on social media (links in footer below). Why join?

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Stay connected!

Get notified about upcoming events, networking opportunities, and competition milestones. 

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Discover your next big collab.

Find the team you’ll build the future with. Meet people who are just as passionate abut creating positive change — then team up with them!

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Learn and get inspired.

Our community is filled with amazing ideas and brilliant people. Connect with leaders who will inspire you and learn how to grow your ideas.

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Upcoming Events

Launch of "Innovation Corner"

June 23, 2022  @  8 PM EST

We're launching a series on Instagram Live to highlight youth innovators and organizations making waves in Canada's social innovation ecosystem. Our first episode? We bring together old alumni and members of our organizing team to share our plans for the 2022 edition of the Youth Impact Challenge!

Meet the Team & Info Session

July 5, 2022   @  5 PM PST     |    July 6, 2022   @  4 PM EST

Join our networking event and info session to meet the team behind the Youth Impact Challenge, and learn more about our summer competition. We'll use this time to network with participants, share about YIC and go over tips for completing your application and three-page proposal.

Register to one of our two sessions below,  similar in content but repeated to accomodate different time zones.

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The Four-Hour Ideathon

July 10, 2022  @  2-6 PM EST

This is for the many folks who might not yet have a team, or who have a team but need a more members... We'll be running an event to meet others at YIC looking for fellow co-founders or  teammates to get their ideas to the next level in a structured session, culiminating in a three-minute pitch contest to share your concept with the possibility of prize money TBA.

 

This will be like a hackathon with time for team forming, idea refining & pitching, all squeezed into four hours!

Last-Minute Questions

July 13, 2022   @  4 PM EST     |    July 15, 2022   @  5 PM PST

This will be set up in a more open way, where our organizing team wil be available to answer questions in a setting simiar to "office hours," where people can pop in and out to ask about anything they wish related to the competition.

 

Register to one of our two sessions, similar in content and created to accomodate folks from different time zones.

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Mentors

We know how important expert knowledge and guidance can be when coming up with innovative ideas and tackling complex issues. That’s why the Youth Impact Challenge offers support and mentorship from some of Canada’s most brilliant changemakers. 

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Abul Bashar Rahman

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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

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Abul Bashar Rahman

Outreach Coordinator

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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

  • LinkedIn
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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

  • LinkedIn
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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

  • LinkedIn
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Abul Bashar Rahman

Title, Organization

  • LinkedIn