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 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 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.

Get on the summer program waitlist!

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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  • Project Lead, Uganda

    Location: Kampala, Uganda with some regional travel required Contract Length: 1 year, renewable Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week Compensation: 11,915,300 UGX/month Start Date: May 2021 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation......

  • Programs Coordinator

    Location: Toronto Contract Length: May 2021 – December 2022 Commitment: 37.5 hours/week Compensation: $32/hour + 3 weeks annual leave 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......

  • Youth Challenge International and Evergreen are virtually hosting hundreds of youth in a digital Youth Action Summit, and you’re invited

      Toronto, ON (February 19, 2021) – On February 25, young climate change and community-building activists from across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) will connect in a digital showcase to highlight their youth-led initiatives driving social change. The second annual Youth Action Summit, hosted......

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We’re hiring a Programs Coordinator to join our Toronto team! 🔵

This role will support YCI’s international programs promoting youth skills development and experiential learning.

If you have 3+ years experience in project coordination and a passion for innovative youth employment programs and international development, this opportunity is for you!

Apply by Apr 18 🔵

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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.