We transform conversations about youth and innovation into real solutions that inspire youth to realize meaningful employment and overcome the challenges they face.

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Solutions That Propel

Together with our partners we develop creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.


Building Capacity through Collaboration

The GYP Program integrates youth employment, health, the environment, education, equality for youth and community development. We partner with youth-focused organizations around the globe, equipping them with the skills and capacity to strengthen their activities and amplify their impact.

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A Catalyst for Global Youth Innovation

EQWIP HUBS is a collaborative network of hi-impact youth innovation spaces. Through peer-to-peer collaboration, EQWIP HUBS nurture business and employment skills, and incubate the game-changing ventures that propel young people into meaningful employment in their community.

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A Global Professional Skill Share

Pro-Innovators connects global development challenges with expert professionals who share their skills, knowledge and insight to deliver complex projects and help organizations meet their ambitious goals.

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  • YCI Alumni Meetups are Coming to a City Near You!

    Calling YCI’s incredible family of alumni! It’s that time of year again, time for the National Alumni Meetup! Between March 24 and 26 our national team of passionate Ambassadors will be hosting events from the heart of Montreal to the cool Vancouver coast. There’s nothing......

  • Now Hiring – Join Our Creative Team

    Over the next few months YCI and Canada World Youth/Jeunesse Canada Monde (CWY) in partnership with TakingITGlobal (TIG), Education Development Center (EDC) and UN-HABITAT will be launching EQWIP HUBS.   EQWIP HUBS is a dynamic network of global innovation spaces that will provide young people......

  • YCI Celebrates IDW 2015

    This week YCI is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Development Week, an annual public engagement initiative led by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to increase awareness of Canada’s contribution to international development. For 25 years YCI’s approach to......

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