RFP - Youth Take Charge Program

Deadline date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 4:00am
Fixed date
RFP status: 

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.

Economic activities

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

Application deadlines

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.

Read the full call for proposal.