4 Canadian Youth-Led Initiatives Worth Paying Attention To

Building their own futures.

Why It Matters

In many philanthropic and governmental initiatives, bringing youth to the table is often discussed — but never quite done enough. When it comes to these four Canadian initiatives, though, youth are not only building the tables themselves, but making a marked difference in the world while doing so.

When it comes to complex challenges like climate change, poverty, and the future of work, it can often feel like the people who will be most impacted by these issues — younger generations — are left out of decision-making conversations on them. This is a challenge that many leaders are already aware of, and in the past, we’ve covered ways to integrate youth engagement into organizations, discussed youth involvement in tackling the Sustainable Development Goals, and asked nonprofit governance to nominate rising young leaders.

However, aside from encouraging established organizations to bring more youth to the table,

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