Youth Forums Canada funds Canadian organizations that provide workshops and conferences that connect youth – generally between the ages of 14 and 25 – who share a passion for Canadian issues, institutions, history, official languages, sports, or the arts.

Objectives and expected results are to:

  • contribute to increased knowledge and understanding of Canada among Canadian youth, by enabling them to learn first-hand about the history, geography, industry, institutions, cultures, communities, languages, and other facets of their country
  • help young Canadians connect to one another and create linkages, across the country and between groups, thereby helping to strengthen the fabric of Canadian society
  • develop Canadian identity and a sense of belonging to Canada among youth by enhancing their appreciation of both the diversity and the shared aspects of the Canadian experience

To be eligible for funding, your organization must be one of the following:

  • A legally-constituted, non-profit organization
  • A provincial or territorial government
  • A public or private school
  • A school board or other educational institution, such as a college or university
  • Have at least three years of experience delivering youth programs with appropriate and adequate security and safety policies and procedures in place

To be eligible for funding, your project must:

  • be a national or international forum for young people that offers activities such as workshops, thematic events, or other experiences that meet the objectives of Exchanges Canada
  • be inter-provincial and/or inter-territorial
  • be at least three full days in duration, excluding travel time
  • include participants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are generally between the ages of 14 and 25 (except monitors and supervisors)

Apply by February 21, 2022

IMPORTANT: For more information, email [email protected] for clarification on the above.