Canada’s youth have lived through unprecedented crises in recent years having witnessed loud cries for social justice, climate action and health equity. The Youth Impact Challenge is your opportunity to develop your ideas for #whattheworldneeds!
Since 2020, the Youth Impact Challenge has...
Given out $120,000+ in prizes for ideas that tackle environmental OR social issues
Awarded two grand prizes in 2021 of $10,000
Engaged with a diverse group of youth
Connected participants to world-class mentors to help our teams develop their ideas
Who can apply?*
Youth aged 16 to 25
(you don't need to be a student!)
Young innovators from all backgrounds!
(even temporary residents)
Teams must have at least 3 people
* Specific eligibility criteria for 2022 coming soon!
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 workshops
Help to address any equity needs
For summer 2022, we are planning several workshops, networking events, hackathons and other opportunities to support our participants. This will provide opportunities to meet teammates, learn how to write proposals and learn how to get started in the project creation process!
Join our 2022 Mailing List!