Our Programs

We connect across cultures, continents, and backgrounds to build dynamic teams and programmes for our members around the world. We are constantly striving to bring in new voices, cultures and perspectives into our work.

Our Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change is inspired by the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber, who believes that there are four areas (quadrants) where progressive development can occur: Interior Individual, Exterior Individual, Interior Collective, and Exterior Collective. By participating in our programmes and projects, young people move along through each quadrant to create a well-rounded global citizen.

  • AYouth Development

    We help develop a sense of social responsibility and awareness of global issues, as well as build capacity among youth, regardless of their placement across the spectrum of engagement.

  • BYouth Action

    We provide engaged youth with the access to global opportunities, building their skills and creating a sense of belonging to a community of other actively engaged youth.

  • CSocial Movements

    We strengthen global social movements by collaborating with other organizations to ensure youth participate and become key stakeholders in these efforts.

  • DSocietal Values

    We impact shared values through our involvement in global social movements, ultimately influencing attitudes and behaviours towards creating a more sustainable world.

Our Program Offerings

  • Social Innovation
    Supporting Youth Action & Social Innovation

    We offer grants, fellowships and mentorship for young social entrepreneurs. We facilitate sector-wide knowledge sharing and mapping of youth-led initiatives.

  • Global Education
    Facilitating Connected Learning

    We facilitate interactive learning experiences that drive student engagement. We offer professional learning experiences and resources for educators.

  • Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills
    Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills

    We collaborate with artists to develop content and resources that inspire community engagement, and strengthen the capacity of youth development organizations.

What We Offer

Our programs give global youth and their allies the tools they need to get inspired, informed and involved in their local and global communities. Both in and outside the classroom, we ensure that all young people have a place to explore and grow their interests.

Supporting Youth Action & Social Innovation
  • #RisingYouth Community Service Grants
    #RisingYouth Community Service Grants
    #RisingYouth grants offer up to $1,500 for young Canadians to develop and launch projects to improve their communities! Learn more
  • Sprout E-course
    Sprout E-course
    Sprout E-course is our learning and growing environment for everyone and every project throughout our journey together. Learn more
  • Youth Movements
    Youth Movements
    YouthMovements.org is a collaborative program which connects and maps youth-led and youth serving projects globally. Learn more
  • Commit2Act
    Commit2Act is a mobile app that allows youth to sign on to commitments aligned with the social issues that interest them. Learn more
Facilitating Connected Learning
  • Connected North
    Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. Learn more
  • Global Encounters
    Global Encounters program brings together students from across the world through live video conferences that explore global issues and the potential youth have to shape a better common future. Learn more
  • TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)
    TIGed empowers classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. Learn more
  • TIGed Professional Development e-courses
    Our graduate level, accredited e-courses are perfect for educators looking to explore practical ways to implement global education in their classrooms. Learn more
Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills
  • Create to Learn
    Supporting Indigenous youth to create content, tell stories about their communities, develop skills and share opportunities with others. Learn more
  • Code to Learn
    Code to Learn offers free professional learning to Canadians on coding with young people. Learn more
  • Adobe Creativity Grants
    Offering Creative Cloud Shared Device License donations and grants to support access and equity to youth development organizations. Learn more
    Building youth employment and entrepreneurship through digital skill-building. Learn more