The #RisingYouth program is grateful for the hundreds of organizations from coast to coast to coast who have shared our grant opportunity with youth in their networks! Below you can learn about some of the Awareness and Impact partners that supported young people to complete their community projects.
ABEPOG is a Canadian-based black-led non-profit organization focused on exploring and cultivating the professional development of current & future generations of black Canadian citizens within Canada’s National Capital Region by providing a platform for mentorship and training.
Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Student Development Alliance (ASDA) is a non-profit organization based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. We deliver soft skills and professional development training to top graduates and international students to ensure that they are ready to launch their careers in Prince Edward Island.
AYEDI is a non-partisan organization that aims to build the social and personal development of Afghan-Canadian youth through civic engagement, community leadership, and mentorship opportunities.
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
A network of organizations and individuals, located in Alberta, working locally and globally to advance sustainable development and global citizenship. Part of this network includes ACGC members, comprised of civil society organizations and individuals.
Amplify is a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young individuals with the support and resources fundamental to transforming their ideas into large-scale impact. We empower youth with experiential learning opportunities to get involved, learn about, and take action on social issues outside of the classroom.
Archway Community Services
Archway Community Services provides social services to residents of the Fraser Valley, BC. Their 90+ programs provide food, employment support, mental health resources and more to youth, seniors, families, and newcomers. Services available to youth include after school support to immigrant youth, primary health care, substance use support, counselling, and individual support as needed. Their vision is "justice, opportunities, and equitable access for all."
Asian Community AIDS Services
A charitable community-based organization promoting the health and well-being of members of the East and Southeast Asian communities in Toronto and Ontario. We provide sexual health and HIV/AIDS education, psycho-social support to LGBTQ+ youth and adults, and people living with HIV. We work in a holistic manner and under an anti-oppression, sex-positive framework.
Association Franco-Yukonnaise (AFY) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 that actively contributes to the vitality of Yukon's Francophone community. On a daily basis, their team prepares unifying events, offers various services and plays the role of official spokesperson for Yukon Francophones. The AFY Youth Service contributes to the development of the French language and culture among French-speaking youth aged 14 to 25 living in the Yukon by offering them personal and social development opportunities to ensure their participation in the development of the Franco-Yukon community.
BYTE is a ‘by youth, for youth’ organization that focuses on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon and Canada’s north. Their mission is to unlock potential through youth empowerment. BYTE's facilitation teams travel to communities throughout the Yukon and to some areas of Northern BC and NWT to deliver innovative and relevant programming. They also host events and workshops in Whitehorse that foster creativity, culture and sport. Everything BYTE does is aimed at helping youth develop confidence, skills, openness, and a sense of belonging.
Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg
BGC Winnipeg has grown to become one of the city's leading youth-serving agencies, operating in areas across the city that need our services the most for over 40 years. We operate 11 community-based Clubs and numerous youth development programs to our members, offering a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and after-school hours. All of our activities are free of charge, and are guided by professional staff and dedicated volunteers who serve children and youth ages 6-18.
Boys and Girls Club of Yukon
BGC Yukon is dedicated to facilitating positive developmental programming for children, youth, and families. We aim to complement territorial and community support services by providing a safe place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, build positive relationships, develop confidence, and gain skills for life. It is our goal to support all Yukoners in evolving into healthy, confident, and connected individuals.
Bridges For Newcomers
BRIDGES is a not-for-profit, charitable, grassroots, and community-based association committed to breaking barriers and responding to the needs and priorities of immigrants, newcomers, and refugees through comprehensive programs, access to available resources, smooth settlement & integration, and constructive incorporation into Canadian society.
CNIB Foundation New Brunswick
CNIB Foundation New Brunswick is driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.
CAMP LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the academic perseverance of youth attending high school by offering awareness and education activities on healthy lifestyles.
Centre Communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montreal
The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Montreal is a non-profit organization which was established on August 17, 1988. The CCGLM acts to improve the well-being of people in our communities by promoting cooperation and seeking the support of the community and social development by individuals and organizations.
Chairs and Tables
A 10-year project focused on documenting what it means to live a full life. Each year is based around a different theme of research from Happiness, Home, Health, Hiatus, History, Harvest, and Habits. Our goal for the future is to establish a print shop in Whitehorse for youth to learn printmaking and encourage entrepreneurship among young artists.
Chokecherry Studios is a youth-founded non-profit organization offering art-based programming and mentorship to young and emerging artists in inner-city Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory.
Citoyenneté Jeunesse is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to coordinate its members in order to amplify the voices and opinions of youth aged 35 and under, and to aspire them to their full representation in decision-making and power places. At all times, the organization acts in a cross-partisan manner and actively participates in education and citizen participation efforts according to a youth-centered philosophy.
City of Leduc - FCSS
The City of Leduc's Youth Council mission is to provide a form for young people to participate in local government by researching, advising, proposing, and planning actions in the community.
CityHive is a Metro Vancouver-based non-profit organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in civic processes: in city planning, decision-making processes, and urban sustainability issues. As a youth-led and youth-run organization, we harness the energy, experiences, and perspectives of youth to create projects and solutions to make our cities more resilient, creative, and sustainable. We work with civic institutions to transform the way that they engage youth to be more meaningful and inclusive.
Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick (CECNB)
The Co-operative Enterprise Council is a community economic development organization working to build local inclusive economies and healthy communities through co-operative and social enterprise development.
Conseil Jeunesse Provincial (CJP) Manitoba
As a spokesperson for French-speaking youth in Manitoba, the Conseil Jeunesse Provincial helps to develop among young people, by targeting those aged between 14 and 25, the ability and willingness to actively participate in its Francophonie.
DIVERSEcity helps newcomers and other diverse communities build the life they want in Canada. They offer free, multilingual programs and services in settlement, language, employment, community engagement and mental health to provide newcomers with information, skills and connections for their journey toward success and belonging.
Dialogue NB is a non-profit organization, led by a volunteer board of directors, with a mandate to help the Province of New Brunswick to be a more socially cohesive community. The organization develops programs and initiatives to help inspire communities and individuals to live together in greater harmony – respecting and celebrating all people as valued members of society.
Dream Legacy Foundation
Dream Legacy Foundation's mission is to support grassroots capacity building and promote economic inclusion of marginalized communities as a viable and innovative way to create a more representative, sustainable, inclusive, and harmonious society. They are committed to changing the narrative for Black communities through social and economic inclusion approaches, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.
Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S)
E2S has existed since the 90s and has been reignited by younger generations of Two Spirits working with the original founders. They are an intergenerational organization that serves Two Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans people across sectors, their family members, the community members, and help establish opportunities for Two Spirits to hold community shaping power. This made them a natural fit for #RisingYouth grants, they used them to organize bi-weekly Two Spirit Socials. These served as sober gatherings for Two Spirts and their families to craft, dance, participate in ceremony, share meals, and build community through so many ways. Vision: Two Spirit peoples are recognized, respected and engaged in an integral manner, within Indigenous communities and society at large. Mission: To re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples.
Elwick Village Resource Center
Elwick Village and Resource Centre is a not for profit organization operated by Family Dynamics that provides resources, supports, and a nurturing environment for families and individuals in the Maples and Seven Oaks neighbourhood in Winnipeg, MB. We promote continuous improvement of the relationships between the community and community organizations.
Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig (ENAGB)
ENAGB focuses on providing cultural, employment, life skills, holistic wellness and recreational opportunities to youth ages 12-29. Programming is designed through youth participation and works to build self-esteem, confidence, skills, and self-determination.
Every Canadian Counts
Every Canadian Counts is an advocacy coalition calling the Canadian government to work together to develop a national funding program to ensure essential disability supports are available to all Canadians living with chronic, long-term disabilities. The Coalition includes individuals living with disabilities, caregivers, advocates, and support groups. They aim to inspire youth across Canada to learn more about the disability sector and the struggle people with disabilities face.
Experiences Canada is a national registered charity that helps young Canadians to explore their country in ways they never may have imagined through reciprocal exchanges, forums, conferences and other opportunities to travel and connect with one another.
Ferme Terre Partagée
We are a small farm that produces organic fruit and vegetables and has a small herd of mixed livestock. We see ourselves as a community development project that is just as much related to themes of environment, circular economy, and social justice.
First Light St-John's Friendship Centre
Newfoundland and Labrador
First Light Friendship Centre is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages in the spirit of trust, respect, and friendship.
Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster and adoptive families' well-being.
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES)
Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. As the final generation that can solve climate change, FES empowers youth to create a more inclusive, fair , prosperous, and sustainable future. To empower youth, FES hosts two programs: SDGs LAB, a university and college program educating and training around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and The Harbour, a youth-for-youth climate support system.
Franco-Jeunes Terre Neuve et Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
Franco-Jeunes de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FJTNL) exists to maximize language experiences and the construction of identity and culture among the Francophone and Acadian youth clientele that it serves in the various regions of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Friendship Circle of Quebec
Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. Through their programming, Friendship Circle aims to promote an inclusive community that values all individuals regardless of the challenges they face.
The Federation of Students of the Moncton University Campus, FÉÉCUM, is the organization that unites all students of the Université of Moncton campus, representing more than 3,700 members annually.
Fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta
The FSFA has established five main mandates towards which the organization works: Promote sport and physical activity; Develop and offer events, programs and services; Build the capacities of stakeholders; Provide provincial leadership and Create and support partnerships.
At Golden Mti, our vision is to unite African children in Calgary, deconstructing stereotypes, and building new foundations of excellence to pursue higher education together.
Heart to Heart NL
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heart to Heart is a platform for folks to connect and talk about whatever they like in a supportive environment. We are created by youth, but offer our services to people of any age, and welcome anyone to volunteer with us. We promote lived experience and peer support for folks to have a safer space to have conversations.
Hitmakerz is a full-service, award-winning record label based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, specializing in creating world-class Inuit and Indigenous music. Hitmakerz has studios in Iqaluit, Ottawa, and Toronto. The company was founded in 2016, and it is a social enterprise with a mission to create viable careers in the arts for Inuit and Indigenous artists through music, media, and education. Its secondary mission is to empower artists to share and strengthen their stories and culture.
Home Base YK is a charitable organization that provides housing and support to youth in Yellowknife in order for them to achieve life-long success.
The Hope House is a therapeutic live-in recovery home for women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. It is a part of a registered Canadian charity, established by local Cape Bretoners with a passion to see women live hope-filled lives.
Inclusion Alberta is a family-based, non-profit federation that advocates on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Together, we share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. As an advocacy organization we support families and individuals in their desire to be fully included in community life.
Inuvik Justice Committee
Inuvik Justice Committee facilitates community-based restorative justice and provides a voice for victims of crime. The committee endeavours to find solutions to the crimes that affect the local community and provide a means by which youth and individuals accused of minor offences can avoid a permanent criminal record.
Jeunesse acadienne et francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (JAFLIPE)
Prince Edward Island
Jeunesse Acadienne et Francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (JAFLIPE) is a provincial organization managed BY and FOR young Acadian, Francophone and French-speaking people. Its mission is to enable its members to LIVE, GROW and ENGAGE in French.
Justice Femme is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of women's rights. Its mission is to fight against all forms of discrimination against women from diverse backgrounds within different spheres of society. Justice Femme is a space for awareness, advice, legal support and psychological support for victims of hate crimes and discrimination of all kinds.
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KIHS)
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) is an asynchronous online high school serving First Nation communities in Northern Ontario with a full range of 80+ accredited courses.
Kimia Studio promotes youth leadership through the different practises of arts and sports.
Kitikmeot Friendship Society (KFS)
The Kitikmeot Friendship Society (KFS) is an organization that is mandated to deliver healthy, cultural, psychosocial, and recreation programs for all communities across the Kitikmeot Region and the Nunavut Territory. Our mission is to create a healthy community where residents feel supported and have access to a variety of services, programs, and skills that will help to enhance their lives. KFS designs and creates programs that honour and encompass Inuit culture, traditions, and practices.
La Société Acadienne de Clare
The Société acadienne de Clare brings together individuals, organizations and associations dedicated to the development of the Acadians of Baie Sainte-Marie and who are committed to promoting the richness of the Acadian language and culture of Baie Sainte-Marie.
Les Ballons Intensifs
The mission of Ballons intensifs is to contribute to the development of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they become engaged citizens and agents for change for their community.
Les EssentiElles is a non-profit organization, founded in 1995, which represents the interests of Francophone women in the Yukon. The group works to improve the quality of life of Franco-Yukoners by striving to meet their needs.
Let's Get Together
Let's Get Together is a non profit organization that aims to make learning equitable and education accessible. They achieve this by creating and supporting student-led initiatives that inspire youth connections and mentorship opportunities while helping parents understand the challenges youth face today so they can learn how best to support their child in building their own bright future. Let's Get Together visions a world where every youth has equal opportunity to pursue higher education with no barriers and purposeful support.
Major Pratt School
Major Pratt School is a K-12 school based in Russell, Manitoba.
Meadow Lake RCMP Youth Advisory Committee
The Meadow Lake RCMP Youth Advisory Committee (MLRCMPYAC) is comprised of youth from the Meadow Lake Region who work collectively alongside members of the RCMP to address issues that youth face in their community. Working in partnership with local businesses and organizations, the MLRCMPYAC works to promote community safety and wellbeing.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was formed in 2007 to research and develop strategies to eliminate stigma, advance mental health, and improve access to mental health services for all Canadians. With funding from Health Canada, the MHCC has developed numerous products including the National Strategy for Mental Health, Evergreen, the National Strategy for Youth Mental Health, and the National Strategy for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. HEADSTRONG is an initiative built to inspire youth to become leaders in their schools. HEADSTRONG leaders challenge stigma, raise mental health awareness, and promote mental wellness and early help-seeking.
Mind Your Mind
Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement, and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.
Non-profit Youth Leadership Network
The Non-Profit Youth Leadership Network (NPYLN) allows for youth (aged 16-29) involved in non-profit work to connect, share, and work on professional development skills. Each month, members of this network are provided with various sessions/webinars such as professional development, an organization spotlight, youth panel discussions, as well as a networking session. With a group of youth spanning across Canada, organizations are able to use the NPYLN for promotion and to more easily consult with youth on their ideas and programming.
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre encourages the development of the performing arts from all cultural traditions and provides a venue in the Northwest Territories for community and professionally produced performances.
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club of Okanagan provides systemic opportunity to all children and youth to help them become their best selves. They focus on four core programming areas: physical activity, health and safety; leadership, growth and empowerment; learning and career development; and family and communities.
Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)
The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international cooperation and global citizenship-focused organizations, institutions, and individual associate members committed to working for global social justice, human dignity and participation for all. OCIC encourages the development of the Ontario international development and global education sectors and sharing of resources between OCIC members by providing forums for networking, communications and collaborative reflection and action, and facilitating capacity building in public engagement and organizational development. OCIC is a learning organization with inclusive, cooperative and participatory processes that are accessible and accountable to all members.
POSSE Project is a youth driven, leadership development, harm reduction, and human rights program for youth ages 15-30. They operate in the communities of Sipekne'katik First Nation, Sackville and West Hants, Nova Scotia.
Pictou County Roots For Youth Society
Pictou County Roots for Youth is a non-profit organization that helps rural youth end their homelessness. It operates emergency and transitional housing, and also run various youth development programs to help young people move to the next level. It is located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Portail de l'Immigrant Association
Le Portail de l'Immigrant Association (PIA) is a multicultural association that aims to facilitate the socio-cultural integration of the Francophone community in Calgary. PIA assists Francophone immigrant youth and their families to fulfill their potential in Alberta society.
Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (formerly known as It Gets Better Yellowknife) is an outreach organization supporting queer youth and their allies in Yellowknife. RCY strives to make Yellowknife a safer, more open and more knowledgeable place for all queer and allied youth.
Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut
RPAN's vision is to be the leader and voice for promoting healthy and active communities in Nunavut. They aim to enhance the health and wellness of all Nunavummiut through advocating physical activity, sport, and recreation opportunities in Nunavut.
Rexdale Youth Mentorship
Rexdale Youth Mentorship (RXYM) is a Black-led Grassroot Organization. Our vision is to address the systemic and structural barriers plaguing black youth and youth from low-income communities by providing them with equitable life opportunities, for ages 13 and up. We are committed to creating safe spaces for racialized youth to provide them with tangible personal and professional tools to positively support their development into young adulthood. Our services include: Mentorship, Interactive Workshops, Homework and Book Club, Community Events and Donations, Organizational and Professional Consultations.
River of Pride (Rivière de la Fierté)
River of Pride is a non-profit organization for and by LGBTQ+ people based in Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. The spaces provide safety for all genders and sexualities and specialize in equity, social change, intersectionality, justice and interdependence.
Rural Development Network
Rural Development Network (RDN) supports the sustainability of rural communities and works with communities to amplify the "rural voice". They collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues, build local capacity, and find innovative, rural-based solutions to unique issues.
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique (RFCB)
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique (RFCB)'s mission is to bring together Francophone women in British Columbia, to represent, promote and defend their rights and interests, and to contribute to their full development. The actions of the organization contribute to the development of a fair and egalitarian society, including the prevention of gender-based violence, which mainly affects people who identify as women.
SPARK's mission is to work to empower the next generation through quality life education. Their MiniSeries workshops for youth include Climate Change Challenge sustainability workshops, post-secondary transition conferences, mental wellbeing and financial literacy workshops.
Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre
The Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre provides support services to aboriginal people in the North Island.
Say ça (Cercle De Soutien Aux Réfugiés)
Say ça! is a charitable organization aiming to support young refugees and newcomers in their adaptation to their new environment and to help them become active members in their community. The association helps young refugees and immigrants in their school path by offering them a free and individualized weekly tutoring and mentoring service and monthly cultural activities.
Selkirk Friendship Centre
The Selkirk Friendship Centre is a community based non-profit organization with the mission of assisting Indigenous people in adjusting to urban society, within the City of Selkirk, Manitoba, RM of St. Andrews and RM of St. Clements. The Centre is the primary organization serving the Indigenous population within the area. Established in 1968 it began with the goal of securing equality of rights for all people, and has continued to serve in manners that adjust and adapt to the changing needs of our urban Indigenous population. The Selkirk Friendship Centre is well known for its ability to provide a stable and consistent form of service.
Society for Enterprise Education and Development (SEED NS)
The Society for Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) delivers the Youth Employability Program(YEP) to support youth connected to the Department of Community Services in order to support them in connecting with employment, education and training opportunities. Using a strength based, asset based approach, SEED supports youth to explore and create opportunities so they can achieve whatever goals are important to them.
Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick
The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), or Acadian Society of New Brunswick, is the official political representation structure of Acadian and Francophone communities living within the province. It is dedicated to the defense and promotion of the rights and interests of Acadians, Francophones, and Francophiles. The SANB is comprised of a democratically elected board, and its president is the organization’s official spokesperson. The SANB has a broad focus, and its core values are of openness, transparency, and inclusion. The SANB is a grassroots, member driven organization, that also seeks to foster collaboration between different organizations within the Acadian civil society.
Sticky Rice Magazine
Sticky Rice creates opportunities for Asian communities to flourish, be creative, and build resilience.
Street Culture Project
Street Culture Project is a diverse and closely tied community foundation that provides programs and services to Regina and surrounding areas. Trauma informed practices, diversity, and inclusion are key pillars of the organization. SCP offers a number of programs and services to address the current gaps in youth services including an emergency youth shelter, housing, mentorship and employment programs.
Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource centre focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion. We work to provide programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs. Participants can come as they are, and are not expected to be “clean” or sober.
Syrian Canadian Foundation
SCF aims to empower newcomers and people of diverse backgrounds while promoting cross-cultural exchanges within Canadian society.
TCLI Foundation (Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative Foundation) is a registered non-profit organization in Canada focused on building healthy communities and providing solutions to mitigate against existing community gaps by providing educational and social programming with three core foundational pillars – financial stability, quality education and safe health practices.
The Open Door Community Youth Network (CYN)
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Open Door Community Youth Network aims to engage youth in meaningful collaborative, coordinated dialogue through the provision of programs and services focused on the following: Civic Engagement, Skill Building, Entrepreneurship, and Learning.
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre is an autonomous, vibrant cultural agency that involves and serves the Indigenous community with confidence for and commitment to their well-being.
Tree of Peace Friendship Centre
The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's mission is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people in the community of Yellowknife (including Dettah and Ndilo) and to offer programs that respond to specific needs of the community. They also work to preserve the traditional culture and train individuals for future employment.
Trinity Historical Society
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Trinity Historical Society Archives collects and preserves records and manuscripts of enduring value, relating to the history of the town and citizens of Trinity and of the Trinity area.
Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation (TAYFFI)
The Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc [TAYFFI] is a Saskatoon-based non-profit organization that provides support services for youth and families, especially members of vulnerable populations, in order that they become engaged and contributing members of their respective communities.
Undercurrent Youth Centre
Undercurrent Youth Centres provide safe space, art and recreation programs, a family atmosphere, and meals for hundreds of children and youth. We believe in giving every child and youth the opportunities they need to succeed.
University of Manitoba - Community Engaged Learning
Community Engaged Learning (CEL) at the University of Manitoba, formerly known as Community Service Learning, is an innovative approach to education that integrates community service with activities designed to develop intercultural competence, critical thinking and reflection, and civic engagement. CEL aims to help students better understand their identity, power and privilege; the challenges and solutions in social, economic and environmental justice work; and their roles in social change.
We are a bilingual Canadian education non-profit that teaches youth how to make a positive impact in their communities. We do so through accessible social innovation programs that enable students to grow their confidence and tackle the complex challenges of our modern world. Our programs enable transformative learning experiences for youth of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Victoria Pride Society
Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers that is dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s LGBTQ2+ communities. VPS creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations, and celebration as we work towards equality for all people of diverse gender and sexual identities. We acknowledge the Victoria Pride Society is privileged to serve our community on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.
Volunteer Alberta is a diverse and inclusive member association strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement in Alberta.
Youth Impact Jeunesse (YIJ)
The purpose of Youth Impact is to provide quality care and guidance to youth between 10-24 years of age who have social, emotional, and behavioral problems. The goal is to help youth and their families change or eliminate the conditions that have acted as obstacles to their success.
Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia (YLSBC)
The Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia (YLSBC) aims to promote the education and development of leadership skills in youth through experiential learning. Their youth-driven programs are designed to foster good citizenship and build life skills. The YLSBC encourages youth to register and pursue the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, conducts leadership camps and workshops to enhance leadership skills, runs public speaking coaching programs and public speaking contests among youth, and provides other programs and learning opportunities to further the leadership skills of youth.
Youth Restorative Action Project
The Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP) is a Youth Justice Committee founded and run by Edmonton youth. YRAP is mandated to work with young people who have caused harm while being affected by a variety of significant social issues such as intolerance, racism, substance abuse, homelessness, family violence, and prostitution. Our vision is to provide a relationship-based, holistic environment that uses an autonomous and youth-centered voice as authentic and sustainable change is the responsibility of both the individual and the community.
e2 Music N' Events
e2 Music N' Events is a non profit organization that runs music events and workshops for and with youth.
iHuman Youth Society
We take statements like "youth-driven" and "youth led" to a new level. Our credibility to practice what we say enables us to authentically build trust with our demographic. We engage youth creatively using the arts as a positive engagement tool. Creative expression is embedded in all iHuman programming as a therapeutic medium to address trauma and wellbeing, foster connection to cultural identity, and create belonging and opportunities for skills development and therefore self-worth. We represent the work that we do using a "trust compass" to denote the individualized journey that we enable for each young person.
Canada Service Corps National Coalition
We would also like to thank the Canada Service Corps National Coalition partners who have helped to promote #RisingYouth grants through their programming!