About TakingITGlobal

TakingITGlobal is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges.

Our Vision

Youth around the world actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.

Our Mission

TakingITGlobal empowers youth to understand and act on local and global challenges.

To truly empower young people to become agents of positive change in their local and global communities, we recognize that everyone has a role to play.

This means creating opportunities for youth to get involved and grow regardless of where they are in the world. With over 500,000 members, our community brings together like-minded youth to take part in programmes that span across the world. From micro-mentorship helping young entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground, to nation-wide art competitions, to online petitions, we open doors for young people to get involved.

We are avid supporters of bringing technology and world issues to the classroom, and support thousands of educators around the world through our TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) programming. With educators engaged with TIGed from more than 6,000 schools in over 150 countries, we connect hundreds of thousands of students worldwide.

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We recognize that lasting positive change can only be achieved when every member of society is actively involved in supporting young people reach his or her full potential. By bringing together Digital Youth Engagement, Global Education and Social Innovation programming, we seek to empower youth and their allies to ensure every young person and their interest has a place to learn, grow and flourish.

Our programs empower young people to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Since our founding in 1999, we've been dedicated to our motto of "inform, inspire, and involve" which has become the pathway to action for our programs.

Often described as a "social network for social good," the award-winning www.tigweb.org is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools that give young people the tools they need to succeed. Since our launch in 2000, more than 50 million people have accessed the website to learn, grow and realize their potential.

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"From trying out a small idea to rolling out large global actions, TIG provides an environment to help turn your ideas into action."

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Contact us

  • Address
  • 117 Peter Street, Suite 212
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • M5V 0M3 Canada
  • Phone
    +1 (416) 977-9363
  • Fax
    +1 (416) 352-1898


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