Partners

We would like to thank our impact partners across the country for helping us support youth in turning their ideas into action!

ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRES OF SASKATCHEWAN

ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRES OF SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatchewan

The AFCS advocates for and represents Saskatchewan’s Friendship Centres. Friendship Centres can be found all over the province from North to South, and West to East Saskatchewan. Although still very young, the AFCS is proving to have a very bright future with its growing team of hard working staff.


Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI

Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI
Prince Edward Island

WAPEI is a non-profit organization uniting all Aboriginal Women from across the Island representing many Aboriginal nations, sometimes spanning three or four generations. Since 1986, it has continued to build and strengthen Aboriginal women from across Prince Edward Island in accordance with the vision: "Stronger Women Create Stronger Communities".


Aboriginal Youth Opportunities

Aboriginal Youth Opportunities
Manitoba

AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is a youth movement from Winnipeg's North End. We develop relationships with organizations, media, government and businesses in order to empower each other.


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Prince Edward Island

BBBS creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults and youth. BBBS' model revolves around mentorship - a two-way, learning and development partnership where the young person needs are centred. Because young people’s brains are still developing, mentoring can support that process through back-and-forth interaction like the volley in a good game of ping-pong. Mentoring is an important way to give youth experience with these essential back-and-forth relationships, developing them into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SASKATOON AND AREA INC.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SASKATOON AND AREA INC.
Saskatchewan

BBBS creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults and youth. BBBS' model revolves around mentorship - a two-way, learning and development partnership where the young person needs are centred. Because young people’s brains are still developing, mentoring can support that process through back-and-forth interaction like the volley in a good game of ping-pong. Mentoring is an important way to give youth experience with these essential back-and-forth relationships, developing them into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.


BYTE: EMPOWERING YOUTH

BYTE: EMPOWERING YOUTH
Yukon

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.


CNIB New Brunswick

CNIB New Brunswick
New Brunswick

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. CNIB delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Their work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.


Dechinta Initiatives

Dechinta Initiatives
Northwest Territories

Dechinta Centre of Research and Learning is a destination institution for students and researchers specializing in Indigenous studies from across Canada and internationally. Dechinta is recognized as best-practice in Indigenous post-secondary education and research, with multiple research partnerships and faculty who are recognized as the leading thinkers in areas such as Indigenous law and politics, language, land based pedagogies, community research. Dechinta’s success demonstrates the power of what can happen when the principles of both the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation are applied in action. At the core of Dechinta’s success are ongoing relationships and collaborations with Indigenous communities and governments.


East Preston Daycare & Family Resource Centre

East Preston Daycare & Family Resource Centre
Nova Scotia

The East Preston Family Resource Centre began its journey in 1993 with parenting and information classes in the community. Since then, they've planted roots and grown into one of East Preston’s busiest centres, with programming for those from ages 0 to 99. They believe that healthy and happy families create healthy and happy communities, and develop programming based on what’s needed and wanted by community members. From pre- and post -atal classes, to youth groups, family and parenting workshops and everything in-between, the Family Resource Centre offers a wide range of programs and services that are welcoming and inclusive.


École de l'Excellence

École de l'Excellence
Quebec

École de l'Excellence is a non-profit organization grounded in the Quebec city local culture. Among the various activities we provide, there is a significant focus on the teaching of Arabic and Muslim values and traditions of surpassing oneself, which nurtures thirst of knowledge, self-respect and respect of the environment.


Francophone Youth Association of Alberta (FJA)

Francophone Youth Association of Alberta (FJA)
Alberta

The ACFA works to advance rights, protect what has been earned and grow the vitality of the Alberta Francophone community. Finding strength in its mandate and in the confidence given it by Alberta’s Francophonie, the ACFA actively promotes the shared vision of Alberta’s francophone community; protects the advancement of linguistic rights of all the francophones of Alberta; and acts as a political spokesperson for issues that impact Alberta’s Francophonie.


FrancoQueer Committee

FrancoQueer Committee
Ontario

FrancoQueer is the association for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, transsexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA) francophones in Toronto and Ontario. Founded in 2006 and subsequently registered as a non-profit organization in Ontario, FrancoQueer is the only association by and for LGBTQIA francophones in the province. Their mission is to bring together and represent LGBTQIA francophones and their allies, and to offer them specifically-tailored activities, services and programs, as well as opportunities to celebrate their diversity in a francophone atmosphere.


HALIFAX PUBLIC LIBRARIES

HALIFAX PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Libraries is a Canadian public library system serving residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is the largest public library system in Nova Scotia with over 2.8 million visits to library branches and 172,520 active registered borrowers or 44% of the municipality's population. The library intends to work with the Youth Project, a youth-directed non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Youth Project provides a variety of programs and services including support groups, community referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops, social activities.


La Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française

La Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française
Ontario

The goal of the FJCF is to have young people undertake political action as Canadian citizens and to create more opportunities for francophone youth to become politically involved. Since the turn of the millenium, the FJC has created opportunities for francophone youth on a national and international scale which have allowed young people to expand their horizons in a francophone environment.


MANITOBA ABORIGINAL YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (MAYAA)

MANITOBA ABORIGINAL YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (MAYAA)
Manitoba

The tribute recognizes the outstanding achievement of Manitoba’s Aboriginal youth who exhibit high standards of excellence, dedication, leadership and accomplishments in the following areas: academic, athletic, artistic, cultural, community/volunteer, business/entrepreneurial, health, personal achievement, and employment in a traditional field. The MAYAA selection process is unique in that recipients are chosen by committees consisting of Aboriginal youth from the community.


N'we Jinan

N'we Jinan
Quebec

N’we Jinan is a non-profit organization that develops, implements, and executes artistic and educational programs in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and schools. This growing roster of programs, including a mobile recording studio, professional artist teaching residencies, and a year-end cross-country festival celebrates and showcases Indigenous voices in fulfillment of the overall objectives of the organization: to build confidence in creative expression through the development of tangible skills in the interest of empowering youth and strengthening a sense of community belonging.


OUTSaskatoon

OUTSaskatoon
Saskatchewan

OUTSaskatoon builds community for LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages and backgrounds. They provide and organize peer support and counselling, queer-specific education and resources, community outreach, social gatherings and events, and sexual health services. OUTSaskatoon also operates their Pride Home, a long-term home for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 16-21. Through these programs OUTSaskatoon supports body, mind and spirit within a growing and changing community.


OutLoud St Albert

OutLoud St Albert
Alberta

Outloud is a safe, inclusive space for youth who feel different to connect with each other and allies.


RAINBOW COALITION OF YELLOWKNIFE

RAINBOW COALITION OF YELLOWKNIFE
Northwest Territories

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.


Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC)

Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC)
Newfoundland and Labrador

RIAC provides the support necessary for refugees and immigrants to live as active participants in Newfoundland and Labrador. RIAC’s outreach activities consist of public information sessions, hosting ESL conversation groups, newcomer orientation and immigration counselling, and facilitating the productive participation of their clients and newcomer communities in St. John’s and beyond. RIAC also offers advice and guidance on a variety of community needs, including legal and financial consultation, business incorporation, job skills and placement, translation services, immigration and citizenship assistance, and a variety of other supports to facilitate community participation.


River of Pride (Rivière de la Fierté) Inc

River of Pride (Rivière de la Fierté) Inc
New Brunswick

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.


SELKIRK FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

SELKIRK FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
Manitoba

The Selkirk Friendship Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization with the mission of assisting Aboriginal peoples in adjusting to urban society, within the city of Selkirk, Manitoba The Centre is the primary organization serving the Aboriginal 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 the urban Aboriginal population. The Selkirk Friendship Centre is well known for its ability to provide stable and consistent forms of service.


The Consolidated Credit Union Youth Engagement Centre

The Consolidated Credit Union Youth Engagement Centre
Pri Edward Island

The Consolidated Credit Union Youth Engagement Centre (YEC) opened it’s doors and began programming in July 2016 in Summerside, PEI. The facility is now home to nine amazing programs, and is utilized by numerous community groups. YEC is a safe, supportive place where youth and their families can come to build healthy relationships, discover their hopes and dreams, learn valuable skills for life, and ultimately achieve their goals through structured programming.


YOUTH ART CONNECTION

YOUTH ART CONNECTION
Nova Scotia

YAC works in partnership with existing organizations and communities to support the development of youth as creative entrepreneurs and community leaders. They believe strongly in the power of the arts to effect positive change and have designed their programming to reflect this philosophy.


Youth Impact Jeunesse

Youth Impact Jeunesse
New Brunswick

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

Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia
British Columbia

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 OF TODAY SOCIETY (YOTS)

YOUTH OF TODAY SOCIETY (YOTS)
Yukon

Youth of Today Society is a hub for progressive activities designed to address arts education and youth business. The community studio offers drop-in activities, youth support and a supper club five days a week. YOTS hosts a media studio for music recording, animation, magazine making and graphic design education. Youth have access to exhibition space and state-of-the-art print and design equipment where artists can produce products for in-store sales. YOTS aims to serve underrepresented youth through all their programming, mentoring opportunities, community outreach.


YOUTH OTTAWA

YOUTH OTTAWA
Ontario

Youth Ottawa (formerly Child and Youth friendly Ottawa) is a not-for-profit charity that envisions an Ottawa where youth drive positive change. Their mission is to engage, encourage and empower youth to spark change and take action within their community. Youth Ottawa often works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to increase youth action within the city, impacting over 4,000 youth, per year.

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!

  • 4-H Canada
  • 4Rs Youth movement
  • Apathy is Boring
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Canadian Roots Exchange
  • Chantiers jeunesse
  • The Duke of Edinburgh
  • Katimavik
  • mindyourmind
  • Ocean Wise
  • YMCA