Solutions for Today

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

Innovate MY Future

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


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.

Learn more and Take #ClimateActionNow


Innovation for an equal and more prosperous economy.
HerStart, our future.

The HerStart initiative ensures gender equality is a priority across all YCI’s solutions. Our approach begins at the source of inequalities, working in partnership to provide accessible, innovative resources and create a positive, sustainable economic ripple effect.

Learn more and get involved

Innovate ME

International Youth Internship Program

Innovate ME provides employment training and career development opportunities to young people through overseas internship placements. As part of this program, YCI has partnered with WWF, Education Development Center and World Reader to provide incredible experiential learning opportunities around the world. If you are a passionate, creative and highly adaptable young person, between the ages of 19-30, apply now to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime!

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A Global Network of 18 Youth Innovation Spaces

EQWIP HUBs is a global network of youth innovation spaces spanning 18 developing urban centres in 6 developing countries that connect and transform the economic trajectory of youth. EQWIP HUBs will provide a platform for youth – especially women – in developing countries to advance their lives and find meaningful employment through market-driven work skills and entrepreneurship incubators.

See EQWIP HUBs Opportunities

Pro Innovators

What are Pro-Innovators?

A Global Professional Exchange

Pro-Innovators connects global development challenges with expert professionals who share their skills, knowledge and insight to deliver complex projects and help organizations meet their ambitious goals.

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  • Promoting gender inclusivity in STEM through Innovate ME

    Innovate ME intern, Deanna Cook, shares her experience interning in Thailand   Recently, Deanna Cook interned as a Partnership Support Officer with Education Development Center (EDC) in Thailand through Youth Challenge International’s (YCI) Innovate ME international youth internship program. Deanna shared one of her most......

  • Program Coordinator

      Title: Program Coordinator Location: Toronto Contract Type: 6 months, renewable Commitment: 37.5 hours/week Compensation: $30/hour + 3 weeks leave, prorated Start Date: October 2019   Youth Challenge International (YCI) designs global development solutions that support youth to thrive and prosper. YCI’s programs use creative approaches......

  • EQWIP HUBs: Project Lead. Consultancy position

    Company Name: Youth Challenge International Project Title: EQWIP HUBs Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods Start: As soon as possible Working Location: Dakar, Senegal       ABOUT EQWIP HUBs  Do you want to work with a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated to create innovative......

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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.