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.

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Youth Climate Leadership Program

Advancing youth-led community climate action initiatives 

A 6-month program supporting GTHA youth Climate Leaders to grow leadership skills, network with peers and create climate action initiatives to make an impact in their communities.

Apply to be a climate leader now

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.


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, Canadians can participate in 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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  • Podcast Producer

    Contract Type: Consultant Commitment: Contract – end date March 31, 2022 Compensation: Total budget $15,000 ($600 per unit production at 25 units). Start: June 1, 2021 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to......

  • Climate Programs Facilitator Consultant: Scope of Work

    Background Youth Challenge International (YCI) invites proposals from experienced consultants or firms to support the YCI team in creating integrated training experiences for youth volunteers in YCI’s climate action programs, specifically the Innovate MY Future program and the Youth Climate Leadership program. The consultant will......

  • Programs & Training Lead, Climate Programs

    Location: Toronto Contract Type: 12 months Commitment: 5 days/week Compensation: $72,000 per year plus benefits Start Date: May 2021 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with......

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Last chance to apply! 🔵 YCI’s summer Youth Climate Leadership Program starts May 19 - don’t miss out! ️

Program participants aged 19-25 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will:

🔵 Grow skills through exclusive training
🔵 Create local climate projects
🔵 Join a network of 250+ like-minded youth

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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.