Solutions for Today

Together with our partners we develop creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.

HerStart, our future.

Youth Challenge International has joined forces with thousands of young people worldwide to advance women’s equality globally and create an inclusive economy with a positive impact for all.


We’re recruiting skilled Canadians for unique 4-month e-fellowships so you can volunteer virtually to share your skills, gain experience and amplify your career.


Come and create a better future with us.

Apply for an e-fellowship

Youth Climate Leadership Program

Advancing youth-led community climate action initiatives 

A 6-month program for young people in the GTHA to access training, mentorship and experience leading a team to create and catalyze community-based climate action initiatives that make a positive impact.

Apply now for the fall program!

Innovate MY Future

Youth Challenge International’s Innovate MY Future offers Canadian GTHA youth the opportunity to collaborate and network, building skills and designing local climate solutions to make positive impact in their communities and for their futures.


Funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program, 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.

Get on the program waitlist

Innovate ME

International Youth Internship Program

Innovate ME provides Canadian youth, aged 19-30, the opportunity to work virtually with global partners while gaining experience, knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a future they’ll love. If you are a passionate, creative and highly adaptable young person, apply now to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime!

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  • Project Director, HerStart Innovate the Future

    Location: Toronto or Ottawa, international travel required Commitment: 37.5 hours/week within a highly flexible working environment Compensation: $93,500 CAD + comprehensive health benefits and employer RRSP contribution Start Date: October 2021 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth......

  • Meet YCI’s new Climate Action Youth Ambassadors

    Together, we’re engaging GTHA communities and beyond to take action for our planet   Youth Challenge International (YCI) is excited to introduce our new Climate Action Youth Ambassadors! Ambassadors are program alumni and proud members of YCI’s Climate Action Network who encourage and inspire community......

  • Communications Manager

    Location: Canada, Toronto preferred Contract Length:  2 years, renewable Commitment: 37.5 hours/week Compensation: $73,000-78,000 CAD, based on experience, plus comprehensive benefits Start Date:  August-September 2021 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation......

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🟣 Meet Rafia – she's virtually supporting YCI’s HerStart Innovate the Future program in Tanzania by facilitating workshops and creating educational resources on the inequities faced by people of different genders, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses.

“To me, gender equality means radical social inclusion. It means equal access to opportunities and resources to ensure no person is left behind because of their gender in any space in society. It means all people are free (and encouraged) to be unapologetically themselves.”

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When you contribute to YCI, you open up a world of opportunity for young people around the world. Join the youth innovation conversation.