Our Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) communities need you!

Youth Challenge International’s Innovate MY Future offers Canadian youth the opportunity to take action on local climate issues and make a real difference in their communities.

YCI Climate Action Catalysts…
Collaborate with communities

Catalysts consult their communities and meet local experts and policy makers to understand the region’s unique climate needs.

Take action for the climate

Catalyst teams design and implement a climate action project that addresses urgent climate issues facing their communities.

Jumpstart their career

Catalysts network with influential partners, municipalities and local youth throughout their experience, creating a support system for life.

Be the first to know about Innovate MY Future updates and how to get involved!


Working in collaboration
Inspiring today’s young climate leaders and innovators

Innovate MY Future brings together the GTHA’s leading social innovation organizations to inspire youth civic engagement in local climate change-related issues and needs.
Innovate MY Future is an initiative of Future Cities Canada, a national collaborative platform accelerating innovation to transform cities.

Discover local climate initiatives
and share your #InnovateMYFuture
activities to inspire others

Communities across the GTHA are looking for people like you to get involved! From community cleanups to climate summits, share your #InnovateMYFuture activities and get out there to make a change. Tell us about your initiative here.

Are you a Climate Action Catalyst or community member hosting a climate change event or initiative? Let us know so we can share it with young people across the GTHA. 


Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more
About Innovate MY Future

What do Climate Action Catalysts commit to as part of the Innovate MY Future program?

Participants are required to commit to approximately 5 hours per week over 6 months which includes:

  • Attending 2 full-day Climate Leadership Training Labs in downtown Toronto
  • Collaborating with a local team to run a community consultation
  • Designing & implementing a climate action project over at least 3 months

How can I apply to be a Climate Action Catalyst?

The Innovate MY Future program is no longer recruting for Climate Action Catalysts as we have filled our positions throughout the region. If you are interested in applying for a future session, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for announcements.

How can I get involved with the Innovate MY Future program?

Check out our events section for opportunities to get involved in your area and sign up for our newsletter for updates. If you would like to volunteer with a current Climate Action Catalyst team, send an email to innovatemyfuture@yci.org and we will put you in touch with a team in your area.

“The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere.”
Greta Thunberg, Youth Climate Change Activist
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