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 Discord server 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?


Stay connected!

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


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!


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.


Key Upcoming Dates

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!

Find-a-Founder Workshop

Date + Details TBD

With applications going live on June 27, it'll be time to get your teams together! And 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 network with others at YIC looking for co-founders/ teammates to get their ideas to the next level.