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.

Get on the fall program waitlist!

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 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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  • Communications Lead

    Location: Toronto 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 to drive......

  • Research & Grant Writing Intern

    Partner Organization: Jokkolabs Banjul Partner Location: The Gambia Length: 4 months Position Location: Remote Language Requirement: English Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 19-30 at the start of placements Placement Period: August 16 – December 17, 2021 Hours: 37.5 hours/week Jokkolabs is......

  • Communications & Digital Media Intern

    Partner Organization: YMCA Senegal Partner Location: Senegal Length: 4 months Position Location: Remote Language: Written and verbal fluency in English and French Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 19-30 at the start of placements Placement Period: August 16 – December 17,......

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“So many people think that we’ve been best friends for a long time, but really we met at YCI for the first time ever!” - Miranda Baksh, Community Climate Council

This #InternationalFriendshipDay, we’re celebrating the lifelong friendships our participants have made through YCI’s Climate Action Network 💙

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In This Together

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