Solutions for Today

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


A Global Network of 17 Youth Innovation Spaces

EQWIP HUBS is a network of 17 youth innovation spaces in 6 countries powered by Canada World Youth and YCI. High calibre Canadians collaborate with local youth, especially women, by participating in employment and entrepreneurship incubators that power sustainable livelihoods.

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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 Global Professional Exchange

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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Events & Initiatives
YCI Kilimanjaro Climb 2016

Get your adventure on, cross Mount Kilimanjaro off your bucket list, and support YCI’s game changing youth and innovation solutions this July 16-23, 2015.

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  • Join our Board of Directors

    Join us on our mission to use youth and innovation to drive positive change. Join the YCI Board of Directors. We’re on the lookout for bold leaders in business, philanthropy, government or the non-profit sectors to help drive us forward in the years to come. You’ll......

  • Bring On 2016!

    To our friends, alumni, collaborators and supporters, Thank you for another incredible year of youth and innovation! 2015 was a game changing year for YCI! We celebrated our 25th birthday with #Shift25, launched the bold new EQWIP alliance with Canada World Youth, and introduced a network......

  • Job Opportunity: Talent Acquisition Manager

    Location: Ottawa Project Title: EQWIP HUBs: Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods Start Date: As soon as possible Contract type: Manager level, contract Duration/days: Full-time Pay rate: Competitive salary and benefits Your Objective You are tasked with attracting and engaging in the project 140 educated, energetic and creative Canadian professionals......

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This week the world is making history as the UN adopts the #GlobalGoals. EQWIP HUBs is excited to be part of the action at 17 youth innovation spaces around the world. Together we can propel #YouthForward!

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Today the #GlobalGoals will be adopted by the UN! Over the next 5 years EQWIP HUBs will put these goals into action by fuelling equal economic opportunity for young women, promoting full and productive employment for youth, fostering local innovation and access to finance, and strengthening global cooperation. Spread the word, and propel #YouthForward for the #GlobalGoals! Learn more:

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When you contribute to YCI, you open up a world of opportunity for young people around the world. Join the youth innovation conversation.