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Partners

The #RisingYouth program is grateful for the hundreds of organizations from coast to coast to coast who have shared our grant opportunity with youth in their networks! Below you can learn about some of the Awareness and Impact partners that are supporting young people to complete their community projects. Do you work with an organization interested in supporting youth to participate? Fill out our Expression of Interest form and we'll get in touch to discuss a partnership!

Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan (AFCS)
Saskatchewan

The AFCS advocates for and represents Saskatchewan’s Friendship Centres. Friendship Centres can be found all over the province from North to South, and West to East Saskatchewan. Although still very young, the AFCS is proving to have a very bright future with its growing team of hard working staff.


Aboriginal Women's Association
Prince Edward Island

WAPEI is a non-profit organization uniting all Aboriginal Women from across the Island representing many Aboriginal nations, sometimes spanning three or four generations. Since 1986, it has continued to build and strengthen Aboriginal women from across Prince Edward Island in accordance with the vision: "Stronger Women Create Stronger Communities".


Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO)
Manitoba

AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is a youth movement from Winnipeg's North End. We develop relationships with organizations, media, government and businesses in order to empower each other.


Afghan Youth Engagement and Development and Initiative (AYEDI)
Ontario

AYEDI is a non-partisan organization that aims to build the social and personal development of Afghan-Canadian youth through civic engagement, community leadership, and mentorship opportunities.


Asian Community AIDS Services
Ontario

A charitable community-based organization promoting health and well-being of members of the East and Southeast Asian communities in Toronto and Ontario. We provide sexual health and HIV/AIDS education, psycho-social support to LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and people living with HIV. We work in a holistic manner and under an anti-oppression, sex-positive framework.


Association Jeunesse Fransaskois (AJF)
Saskatchewan

AJF is a non-profit that works in youth affairs in French across Saskatchewan. The organization offers francophone activities for youth from the age of 12 to 25 years old. Their goal is to promote the fransaskoise culture through sports, cultural activities as well as leadership trainings.


BBBS Battlefords
Saskatchewan

Providing life changing mentoring experiences since 1912, Big Brothers Big Sisters was named One of MoneySense Magazine’s top 10 youth charities in 2019. Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges. These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential. Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues. This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society. With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a Federation comprised of 102 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country. Together we mobilize over 20,700 volunteers who in turn mentor 41,400+ children and young people.


BYTE: Empowering Youth
Yukon

BYTE is a ‘by youth, for youth’ organization that focuses on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon and Canada’s north. Their mission is to unlock potential through youth empowerment. BYTE's facilitation teams travel to communities throughout the Yukon and to some areas of Northern BC and NWT to deliver innovative and relevant programming. They also host events and workshops in Whitehorse that foster creativity, culture and sport. Everything BYTE does is aimed at helping youth develop confidence, skills, openness, and a sense of belonging.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI
Prince Edward Island

BBBS creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults and youth. BBBS' model revolves around mentorship - a two-way, learning and development partnership where the young person needs are centred. Because young people’s brains are still developing, mentoring can support that process through back-and-forth interaction like the volley in a good game of ping-pong. Mentoring is an important way to give youth experience with these essential back-and-forth relationships, developing them into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon
Saskatchewan

BBBS creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults and youth. BBBS' model revolves around mentorship - a two-way, learning and development partnership where the young person needs are centred. Because young people’s brains are still developing, mentoring can support that process through back-and-forth interaction like the volley in a good game of ping-pong. Mentoring is an important way to give youth experience with these essential back-and-forth relationships, developing them into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.


CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
Ontario

The CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals is a charity dedicated to addressing economic and social barriers affecting black youth ages 14 and over. Our activities are focused on youth workforce development, education, and advocacy to influence systems and policy. We are committed to ensuring that we achieve our vision of a society and economy in which Black youth achieve economic stability and a stronger knowledge of themselves and their potential and contribute to building prosperous communities.


Camp Lift
Québec

CAMP LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the academic perseverance of youth attending high school by offering awareness and education activities on healthy lifestyles.


Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS)
British Columbia

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) serves as a national voice and hub to protect Canada from the impacts of invasive species. They engage all demographics and ages but have recently prioritized virtual programming opportunities for youth, especially in remote/rural communities. They have seven chapters across the provinces and territories and the primary contact, Kellie, focuses on implementing programming to generate awareness of the socio-environmental impacts of invasive species.


Children First Canada
Ontario

Children First Canada has a bold and ambitious vision that together we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. We are an alliance of Canada’s leading children’s charities and hospitals, research institutes, corporations that invest in kids, teachers, parents and kids themselves. We are improving children's wellbeing by building greater awareness amongst Canadians about the urgent needs of kids in our country, and mobilizing government and other key influencers to change the status quo. Children First Canada’s, Young Canadians’ Parliament is a program that was initiated by youth and is led by youth, aimed at improving the lives of 8 million young Canadians


Chokecherry Studios
Saskatchewan

Chokecherry Studios is a youth-founded non-profit organization offering art-based programming and mentorship to young and emerging artists in inner-city Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory.


Citoyenneté jeunesse
Québec

Citoyenneté Jeunesse is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to coordinate its members in order to amplify the voice and opinions of youth aged 35 and under and to aspire them to their full representation in decision-making and power places. At all times, the organization acts in a cross-partisan manner and actively participates in education and citizen participation efforts according to the philosophy of youth-centered.


Conseil Jeunesse Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CJFBC)
British Columbia

The Conseil Jeunesse Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CJFCB) is an organization managed by and for young people. Its mission is to promote, develop and represent the interests and potential of French-speaking young people in British Columbia through the development of cultural, educational and community initiatives.


Conseil Jeunesse Provincial (CJP)
Manitoba

As a spokesperson for French-speaking youth in Manitoba, the Conseil Jeunesse Provincial helps to develop among young people, by targeting those aged between 14 and 25, the ability and willingness to actively participate in its Francophonie.


Conseil jeunesse provincial de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CJPNE)
Nova Scotia

The Conseil jeunesse provincial de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CJP) is a non-profit organization managed BY and FOR Acadian and French-speaking youth aged 12 to 25 in Nova Scotia. The CJP has a dual mission: to represent and defend the interests of the French-speaking youth of Acadia in Nova Scotia and to provide Acadian and French-speaking youth in Nova Scotia with animation and a coaching in French allowing her to develop her linguistic and cultural pride so that she can exercise her full leadership in the communities.


Consolidated Credit Union (CCU) Youth Engagement Centre
Prince Edward Island

The Youth Engagement Centre (YEC) is a safe, supportive place where youth and their families can come to build healthy relationships, discover their hopes and dreams, learn valuable skills for life, and ultimately achieve their goals through structured preventative programming.


Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning
Northwest Territories

Dechinta Centre of Research and Learning is a destination institution for students and researchers specializing in Indigenous studies from across Canada and internationally. Dechinta is recognized as best-practice in Indigenous post-secondary education and research, with multiple research partnerships and faculty who are recognized as the leading thinkers in areas such as Indigenous law and politics, language, land based pedagogies, community research. Dechinta’s success demonstrates the power of what can happen when the principles of both the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation are applied in action. At the core of Dechinta’s success are ongoing relationships and collaborations with Indigenous communities and governments.


East Preston Daycare & Family Resource Centre
Nova Scotia

The East Preston Family Resource Centre began its journey in 1993 with parenting and information classes in the community. Since then, they've planted roots and grown into one of East Preston’s busiest centres, with programming for those from ages 0 to 99. They believe that healthy and happy families create healthy and happy communities, and develop programming based on what’s needed and wanted by community members. From pre- and post -atal classes, to youth groups, family and parenting workshops and everything in-between, the Family Resource Centre offers a wide range of programs and services that are welcoming and inclusive.


Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S)
Alberta

E2S has existed since the 90s and has been reignited by younger generations of Two Spirits working with the original founders. They are an intergenerational organization that serves Two Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans people across sectors, their family members, the community members, and help establish opportunities for Two Spirits to hold community shaping power. This made them a natural fit for #RisingYouth grants, they used them to organize bi-weekly Two Spirit Socials. These served as sober gatherings for Two Spirts and their families to craft, dance, participate in ceremony, share meals, and build community through so many ways. Vision: Two Spirit peoples are recognized, respected and engaged in an integral manner, within Indigenous communities and society at large. Mission: To re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples.


Festival Inspire (Art for Art's Sake)
New Brunswick

Festival Inspire is an international, free, week-long, non-profit, art festival. Our organization transforms the cityscape into a visual wonderland through public art, building a legacy of character, culture, and beauty.


Food For All NB
New Brunswick

Food For All exists for a New Brunswick that is informed, connected, and engaged in food security for all.


FrancoQueer
Ontario

FrancoQueer is the association for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, transsexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA) francophones in Toronto and Ontario. Founded in 2006 and subsequently registered as a non-profit organization in Ontario, FrancoQueer is the only association by and for LGBTQIA francophones in the province. Their mission is to bring together and represent LGBTQIA francophones and their allies, and to offer them specifically-tailored activities, services and programs, as well as opportunities to celebrate their diversity in a francophone atmosphere.


Francophonie jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA)
Alberta

Francophonie jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA) is the spokesperson for Franco-Albertan youth. Its values are development, the FROM and FOR concept, Francophonie, leadership, pride and community! Our mission is to encourage young French-speaking Albertans to discover and flourish. Our vision is that young French-speaking Albertans… AFFIRM ITS LEADERSHIP and EXPRESSES ITS PRIDE in all their walks of life.


Gesgapegiag Health Department
Québec

The vision of the GHCS is to use the strength of family to heal and promote harmony using a holistic approach based Migmaq traditional values by creating a balance of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of our community members.


Halifax Public Libraries (HPL)
Nova Scotia

Reflecting our community, we are a resource for everyone and a launch point for growth.


Hamlet of Kugluktuk Youths
Nunavut

The vision of this project is to create youth empowerment opportunities. This we hope to achieve by creating avenues where people can be supported to use their skills and talents to inspires others. Our mission is to continue to provide opportunities for youths to realize and achieve their potentials. This will in turn help provide future leaders who may become role models through their services. The mandate of our organization is to continue serving the community youths, kids and residents at large to actualize a better future, and increase youths employment while limiting risky behaviors.


Inuuqatigiit - Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Ontario

ᑲᔪᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᔭᕗᑦ Our Philosophy ᓴᓐᖏᔫᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᖁᓰᑦ, ᐃᓚᒌᑦ, ᓄᓇᓖᑦ Strong culture, strong families, strong community ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᕗᑦ Our Mission ᑕᐱᕆᓗᑎᒍ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ, ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᓴᓐᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᕆᒪᓇᕐᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᕐᑐᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ. In partnership with parents and the community the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families. ᑐᕌᖅᑕᕗᑦ Our Objectives ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᒡᓗ ᐊᕙᑎᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᕐᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ; ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖄᖑᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᑎᒍᖅ; ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕈᕐᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᒪᑐᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᓂᖓ. To provide Inuit children and youth with a learning environment that will enhance their overall development; to foster positive parenting through support and education; and to promote the retention of the Inuit culture and language. ᑎᓕᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᕗᑦ Our Mandate ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᕐᑐᕐᓗᑎᒍ. To serve Inuit children and youth, and their families. ᐱᖁᓯᕗᑦ Our Values ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐱᖁᓯᐅᔪᑦ “ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᔪᓯᖏᑎᒍ: ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓂᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᑐᕐᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖁᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᓖᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃᓗ” ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᓯᕆᔭᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᔪᓯᐊᕆᔭᑦᑎᒍᑦ. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit are the values that are understood to be “the Inuit way of doing things: the past, present and future knowledge, experience and values of Inuit society”. The Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families reflects these values in the way we work. More information on website at: http://inuuqatigiit.ca/philosophy/


La Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française (FJCF)
Ontario

The FJCF is a national youth-centered organization, made up of eleven youth association members from nine provinces and two territories. Founded in 1974, the FJCF promotes the interests of French-speaking youth in Canada and helps achieve their full potential.


Les Ballons Intensifs
Québec

The mission of Ballons intensifs is to contribute to the development of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they become engaged citizens and agents for change for their community.


Let's Sprout
Nova Scotia

Let's Sprout is proof that an idea, a conversation, or a friendship can spark a movement. We are a group of young women that wanted to create opportunities for youth to connect with themselves, and be emboldened to demand environmental and social justice in their communities.


Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards (MIYAA)
Manitoba

The Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards is held every year to recognize the accomplishments of youth in the fields of academic, athletics, community volunteerism, culture, personal achievement, employment in a traditional field, business/entrepreneurship, artistic, health and women in technology.


N'we Jinan
Québec

N’we Jinan is a non-profit organization that develops, implements, and executes artistic and educational programs in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and schools. This growing roster of programs, including a mobile recording studio, professional artist teaching residencies, and a year-end cross-country festival celebrates and showcases Indigenous voices in fulfillment of the overall objectives of the organization: to build confidence in creative expression through the development of tangible skills in the interest of empowering youth and strengthening a sense of community belonging.


Never Was Average
Québec

We design, curate and facilitate positive conversations, artistic and cultural experiences and uplifting content to drive social change through creativity and community


New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)
New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) is a communication network that links together over 100 non-profit environmental organizations. We encourage and facilitate communication and cooperation among member groups in order to advance their work to protect the Earth and to promote ecologically sound ways of life, and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.


OUTSaskatoon
Saskatchewan

OUTSaskatoon builds community for LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages and backgrounds. They provide and organize peer support and counselling, queer-specific education and resources, community outreach, social gatherings and events, and sexual health services. OUTSaskatoon also operates their Pride Home, a long-term home for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 16-21. Through these programs OUTSaskatoon supports body, mind and spirit within a growing and changing community.


Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)
Ontario

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international cooperation and global citizenship-focused organizations, institutions, and individual associate members committed to working for global social justice, human dignity and participation for all. OCIC encourages the development of the Ontario international development and global education sectors and sharing of resources between OCIC members by providing forums for networking, communications and collaborative reflection and action, and facilitating capacity building in public engagement and organizational development. OCIC is a learning organization with inclusive, cooperative and participatory processes that are accessible and accountable to all members.


Outloud St Albert
Alberta

Outloud is a safe, inclusive space for youth who feel different to connect with each other and allies.


PAVED Arts
Saskatchewan

PAVED Arts came into official existence on March 31, 2003 with the legal amalgamation of The Photographers Gallery (TPG) and Video Vérité (VV), the former a photography resource and exhibition centre, the latter a media access centre. This union joined two organizations with a combined history of over 40 years and the new centre continues to build upon groundwork laid separately and jointly by them, uniting dedicated presentation space with media production facilities as well as independent and collaborative program initiatives.


Peel Girls Empowerment Movement
Ontario

Since 2013, the Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM) has provided leadership, mentorship, and empowerment opportunities to youth in the Peel Region, Ontario. GEM envisions a society where youth of diverse backgrounds have equitable access to leadership and mentorship opportunities, realizing their full potential as empowered community members. GEM is dedicated to cultivating community-level skill-building opportunities, knowledge sharing, and safe spaces for youth, including young women and gender diverse individuals in our community. We are committed to social justice, gender equality, and equity.


Pictou County Roots For Youth Society
Nova Scotia

Pictou County Roots for Youth is a non-profit organization that helps rural youth end their homelessness. It operates emergency and transitional housing, and also run various youth development programs to help young people move to the next level. It is located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.


Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
Northwest Territories

Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (formerly known as It Gets Better Yellowknife) is an outreach organization supporting queer youth and their allies in Yellowknife. RCY strives to make Yellowknife a safer, more open and more knowledgeable place for all queer and allied youth.


Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC)
Newfoundland and Labrador

RIAC provides the support necessary for refugees and immigrants to live as active participants in Newfoundland and Labrador. RIAC’s outreach activities consist of public information sessions, hosting ESL conversation groups, newcomer orientation and immigration counselling, and facilitating the productive participation of their clients and newcomer communities in St. John’s and beyond. RIAC also offers advice and guidance on a variety of community needs, including legal and financial consultation, business incorporation, job skills and placement, translation services, immigration and citizenship assistance, and a variety of other supports to facilitate community participation.


Rising Stars Foundation
Manitoba

The Rising Stars Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, support, and mentorship opportunities for aspiring student-athletes and student-coaches throughout Manitoba. Through a variety of initiatives throughout the year, the Foundation aims to develop leaders through a combination of academics and athletics.


River of Pride (Rivière de la Fierté)
New Brunswick

River of Pride is a non-profit organization for and by LGBTQ+ people based in Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. The spaces provide safety for all genders and sexualities and specialize in equity, social change, intersectionality, justice and interdependence.


SHAD Canada
Ontario

Shad Canada is a STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11. During the month-long program, students live on campus and participate in a real-world design challenge that prepares them to take on social and economic challenges. Shad’s program is transformational and life-changing and many Shads go on to innovate and start their own businesses. Shad has 19 campus partners, a network of 18,000 program graduates and has been running STEAM programs since 1980.


Say ça( Cercle De Soutien Aux Refugies)
Québec

Say ça! is a charitable organization aiming to support young refugees and newcomers in their adaptation to their new environment and to help them become active members in their community. The association helps young refugees and immigrants in their school path by offering them a free and individualized weekly tutoring and mentoring service and monthly cultural activities.


Selkirk Friendship Centre
Manitoba

The Selkirk Friendship Centre is a community based non-profit organization with the mission of assisting Indigenous people in adjusting to urban society, within the City of Selkirk, Manitoba, RM of St. Andrews and RM of St. Clements. The Centre is the primary organization serving the Indigenous population within the area. Established in 1968 it began with the goal of securing equality of rights for all people, and has continued to serve in manners that adjust and adapt to the changing needs of our urban Indigenous population. The Selkirk Friendship Centre is well known for its ability to provide a stable and consistent form of service.


Society for Enterprise Education and Development (SEED NS)
Nova Scotia

The Society for Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) delivers the Youth Employability Program(YEP) to support youth connected to the Department of Community Services in order to support them in connecting with employment, education and training opportunities. Using a strength based, asset based approach, SEED supports youth to explore and create opportunities so they can achieve whatever goals are important to them.


Sunshine House
Manitoba

Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource centre focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion. We work to provide programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs. Participants can come as they are, and are not expected to be “clean” or sober.


TB WEST
Ontario

TB West Community Services is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for children and youth in Toronto. We focus on education, the arts, leadership, and recreation.


TOHacks
Ontario

TOHacks aims to connect talented youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators with the top industry professionals in rising fields of new technologies. Having hosted many hackathons and events, TOHacks will continue to foster an environment that promises to embolden these individuals towards pursuing a career in STEAM. We believe in the youth of today and know that when they are given the proper tools and guidance, they will become the leaders of tomorrow who are capable of taking on any challenges and being critical problem solvers.


University of Manitoba - Community Engaged Learning
Manitoba

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) at the University of Manitoba, formerly known as Community Service Learning, is an innovative approach to education that integrates community service with activities designed to develop intercultural competence, critical thinking and reflection, and civic engagement. CEL aims to help students better understand their identity, power and privilege; the challenges and solutions in social, economic and environmental justice work; and their roles in social change.


Youth Art Connection
Nova Scotia

Youth Art Connection works with diverse, talented artists 30 and under, meeting them “where they’re at” and helping them grow arts-based businesses, social impact projects. YAC uses an experiential arts education approach to carry out workshops, an ongoing artist HUB, art festivals and public forums that empower young people facing financial and social barriers to build skills, confidence and knowledge related to their creative art practices.


Youth Challenge International (YCI)
Ontario

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners, we create market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the centre of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.


Youth Impact Jeunesse (YIJ)
New Brunswick

The purpose of Youth Impact is to provide quality care and guidance to youth between 10-24 years of age who have social, emotional, and behavioral problems. The goal is to help youth and their families change or eliminate the conditions that have acted as obstacles to their success.


Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia (YLSBC)
British Columbia

The Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia (YLSBC) aims to promote the education and development of leadership skills in youth through experiential learning. Their youth-driven programs are designed to foster good citizenship and build life skills. The YLSBC encourages youth to register and pursue the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, conducts leadership camps and workshops to enhance leadership skills, runs public speaking coaching programs and public speaking contests among youth, and provides other programs and learning opportunities to further the leadership skills of youth.


Youth Of Today Society (YOTS)
Yukon

Youth of Today Society is a hub for progressive activities designed to address arts education and youth business. The community studio offers drop-in activities, youth support and a supper club five days a week. YOTS hosts a media studio for music recording, animation, magazine making and graphic design education. Youth have access to exhibition space and state-of-the-art print and design equipment where artists can produce products for in-store sales. YOTS aims to serve underrepresented youth through all their programming, mentoring opportunities, community outreach.


Youth Ottawa
Ontario

Youth Ottawa (formerly Child and Youth friendly Ottawa) is a not-for-profit charity that envisions an Ottawa where youth drive positive change. Their mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth to spark change and take action within their community. Youth Ottawa often works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to increase youth action within the city, impacting over 4,000 youth, per year.


Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Ontario

The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is a multi-service agency and Ottawa-based charity providing life-changing programs and services to vulnerable youth citywide. Each month, we serve more than 3,000 young people and their families in the areas of youth housing and homelessness, mental health and counselling, employment and training, and youth justice. With the support of our community, we have helped impact tens of thousands of young lives, giving vulnerable young people the opportunity to lead happy, healthy and stable lives in our community.


École de l'Excellence
Québec

École de l'Excellence is a non-profit organization grounded in the Quebec city local culture. Among the various activities we provide, there is a significant focus on the teaching of Arabic and Muslim values and traditions of surpassing oneself, which nurtures thirst of knowledge, self-respect and respect of the environment.


Canada Service Corps National Coalition

We would also like to thank the Canada Service Corps National Coalition partners who have helped to promote #RisingYouth grants through their programming!