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

  • Digital Youth Engagement
    Digital Youth Engagement

    We facilitate intercultural dialogue, power micro-actions and support place-based discovery through our award-winning global online community and mobile apps, including Commit2Act, Culture Connect and Explore150.

  • Global Education
    Global Education

    We offer professional learning experiences and resources for educators, and provide certification for Future Friendly Schools, fostering shared practices in the areas of global citizenship, environmental stewardship and student voice.

  • Social Innovation
    Social Innovation

    We offer training courses and events for aspiring social entrepreneurs, and connect graduates to mentorship and seed funding. We enhance and share the success of youth-led development.

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.

Digital Youth Engagement
  • Online Community
    TakingITGlobal's online community provides a space for youth discussion and cross-cultural social networking. Learn more
  • Multilingual Platform
    TakingITGlobal is available in 13 languages, with over 200 volunteer translators supporting our multilingual platform. Learn more
  • Culture Connect
    Culture Connect is a online educational exchange program that helps bridge cultural divides through active intercultural dialogue among youth around the world. Learn more
  • Adobe Youth Voices
    Adobe Youth Voices aims to empower youth in under-served communities around the globe. 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
  • Explore150
    Explore150 is a mobile learning app that increases youth engagement with natural, cultural, and historic sites across Canada leading up to our 150th anniversary in 2017. Learn more
Global Education
  • TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)
    TIGed empowers classrooms to understand and act collaboratively on the world's greatest challenges. Learn more
  • Future Friendly Schools
    Future Friendly Schools is a certification program cultivating a community of schools that grow student engagement through global citizenship, environmental stewardship & student voice. 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
  • Connected North
    Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. Learn more
  • DeforestACTION
    A global movement of youth and schools working together to stop deforestation through collaborative learning and action. 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
  • Tread Lightly
    Tread Lightly is a free climate change education and engagement program offered with the generous support of the Staples Foundation for Learning®. Learn more
Social Innovation
  • Sprout E-course
    Sprout E-course is our learning and growing environment for everyone and every project throughout our journey together. Learn more
  • Innovate for Good
    Innovate for Good Innovate for Good is a global community enabling youth to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to make a difference in their communities. Learn more
  • Youth Movements
    YouthMovements.org is a collaborative program which connects and maps youth-led and youth serving projects globally. Learn more
  • Youth for Change
    Youth for Change, in partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandria, Inspires, Informs and Involves Arab youth as Agents of Change in their communities. Learn more
  • Change Inc.
    Change Inc. offers e-courses and workshops for Ontario youth aged who have an enterprising idea that can change the world. Learn more
  • Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation
    The Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation is an international fellowship program that supports the most promising social change projects created by TakingITGlobal's youth leaders. Learn more