Youth Challenge International’s Innovate MY Future offers Canadian youth the opportunity to take action on local climate issues and make a real difference in their communities.
Submit your application to join 100 young people from across the GTHA and enhance your skills through climate leadership training from local influencers and experts.
Partner with local youth to run a community consultation and meet local experts and policy makers to share your ideas and tackle climate issues in your community.
Work in a team of Climate Action Catalysts to plan and execute a climate action project that addresses urgent climate issues facing your community now.
Network with influential partners, municipalities and local youth throughout your Climate Action Catalyst experience, creating a support system for life.
Working in collaboration
Inspiring today’s young climate leaders and innovators
Discover local climate initiatives
and share your #ClimateActionNow
activities to inspire others
Communities across the GTHA are looking for people like you to get involved! From community cleanups to climate summits, share your #ClimateActionNow activities and get out there to make a change. Tell us about your initiative here.
Ready to join us as a Climate Action Catalyst?
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Before you get started, make sure you’re eligible:
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity engaging young people in their communities and climate action.
To support your participation, Youth Challenge International will provide travel stipends to help cover program related travel costs. Participants will also be able to apply for grant funding to help run their climate action projects (up to $2,000 per project team).
Each participant will have access to a tablet to support the documentation and promotion of their projects. Upon satisfactory completion of the Innovate MY Future program requirements, participants are able to keep their tablets.
Yes, participation in this program is eligible towards your high school volunteer hours.
Participants are required to commit to approximately 5 hours per week over 6 months which will include:
No. There are no fees associated with taking part in the program.
Applications for Spring/Summer Climate Action Catalysts will close on May 31, 2019 at 11:59 EST.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in this unique experience!
Please note that if you are not selected to participate in the Spring/Summer Climate Action Catalyst session, you may be considered for participation in the Fall/Winter Climate Action Catalyst session.
Innovate MY Future!