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 3-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

Climate Solutions Accelerator

Advancing climate action initiatives to grow their impacts

A 6-month incubator program supporting GTHA youth Climate Leaders to enhance their skills and refine and grow their existing climate solutions – whether they are community-based initiatives or social enterprises and green businesses.

Apply for the accelerator now

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

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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  • Fundraising Design Consultant


  • YCI’s commitment to climate action expands with a new solutions accelerator program

      Building on Youth Challenge International’s (YCI) successful Innovate MY Future program, the new Climate Solutions Accelerator, generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, offers the next step youth can take in furthering their climate action projects – or support them to launch a new......

  • Gender Equality Consultant, Uganda

      Location: Uganda (remote) Timeline: October 2020 – April 2021 Compensation:  484,900 UGX/day About Youth Challenge International (YCI) 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......

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This #MakeADifferenceDay, we want to spotlight our current 100+ Climate Action Catalysts working in teams creating actionable solutions for climate issues in their communities!

We’ll be sharing more about their climate action projects and how you can support them soon, stay tuned.

Special shout out as well to the incredible speakers at YCI’s #InnovateMYFuture Climate Justice panel discussion on Tuesday:

• Emmay Mah and Sayan Sivanesan from Toronto Environmental Alliance
• Sam Tecle from FoodShare Toronto
• Carolynne Crawley, Msit No’kmaq
• Shameem Nasrabadi from Climate Justice Toronto
• Kevin Matthew Wong from Broadleaf Theatre

Learn more about our climate action initiatives and how you can get involved at

#YCI #InnovateMYFuture #climatesolutions #accelerator #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #Toronto #York #Scarborough #Peel #Halton #Hamilton #GTHA #makeanimpact #climatechange #Act4SDGs #GlobalGoals #climatechangeisreal

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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.