Objectives and expected results for the Youth Take Charge Program
The Youth Take Charge Program aims to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement. In this context, youth is defined as individuals between 7 and 30 years of age.
We support youth-led projects that include activities in one or more of four thematic areas:
Arts and culture
Engages youth in Canada's arts and culture. This encompasses a diverse range of activities, creations and modes of expression, including music, theatre, literature, film, new media, sculpture and paintings.
Civic engagement and youth service
Engages youth in individual and collective actions designed to identify and address Canadian issues of public concern. This can take many forms, from individual volunteerism to organizational involvement to electoral participation.
Engages youth in the economic sphere of Canadian life. This strengthens their attachment to Canada through activities focused on Canadian entrepreneurship, trade and economic growth.
History and heritage
Engages youth in significant events, places, people or artefacts from Canada's past; and/or, accounts of diverse traditions that have had, and still have, an influence on the lives of Canadians.
Our expected results include:
- Youth are aware of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen
- Youth are engaged in communities
- Youth-serving organizations are relevant to youth
Reception of Expression of Interest form: August 1
Reception of Detailed funding application for a retained project proposal: September 15
When an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.
Who can apply
To be eligible for funding, you must be:
- a Canadian registered not-for-profit organization;
- a Canadian registered charitable group; or
- an Indigenous representative organization.