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Youth Impact Challenge 2023

Ready to build the future you want to live in?


We provide resources, networks and knowledge for Canadian-based youth to turn their ideas into reality

Since 2020, we have… 

🌐 Run networking events, and workshops, creating a growing community of young innovators 

🍁 Engaged 1200+ diverse youth from all across Canada, making local and global impacts

💪 Given out $120,000+ in prizes to 72 youth-led teams, including up to $10,000 as our grand prize

👩‍🏫 Connected youth to world-class mentors to grow their ideas and share them to the world

Our Mission

💡 Put resources into your hands

Our summer contest awards prizes between $500 to $10,000, spread out across 40+ teams each year, alongside workshops and mentorship support

🤝 Stimulate collaboration

We believe in diverse youth working together for good, for diversity sparks creativity, creativity fuels innovation, and innovation makes impact

🔑 Increase equity and access in the youth innovation space

We want everyone to see themselves as authors of change, so if you face any barriers to participating, chat with us about our equity-related supports!

The Competition


Check out our educational opportunities, from a podcast series, workshops, networking and more

Round 1

Submit a 1-3 page pitch for your organization or project making social and/ or environmental impact

Round 2

The Top 40 teams will be awarded $1,000, paired with a mentor and asked to present a video pitch

Round 3

Finals for our Top 10 teams, with a live pitching event where you can win up to $10,000 🏆

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for Canadian-based youth (international students included) between ages 16–25, ready to build something new to make the world better. Examples:

Community projects, social campaigns or non-profit ideas making social and/ or environmental impact

Businesses, products or services that are linked to sustainable development goals and aiming for good

Teams and people who want to make an impact on a local scale, a global scale, or anything in-between

ANY young person looking to make change. Only early stage concepts are eligible to compete, but we want more experienced youth joining as mentors, judges, podcast guests and more!

Competition Timeline











Applications open

Round 1

applications due

Round 1



Round 2

videos due



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