RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. We need young voices at the decision-making table to help build strong and vibrant communities.

The challenge is a call to action for youth, aged 15 – 29, in more than 150 small and mid-sized communities across Canada. In each participating community, youth and partner organizations will have the opportunity to team up and apply for a grant of up to $15,000 to support youth-led projects that respond to one central question:

What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need?

As a national initiative, the challenge will shift power into the hands of young people as they lead projects connected including health, food security, education, the environment, reconciliation, and many other community priorities. It is an opportunity for youth to create positive change while also learning new skills, gaining experience, and building relationships across their community — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work.

About the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is made possible thanks to a $5 million donation from the RBC Foundation. It is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment by RBC and the RBC Foundation to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development opportunities, networking solutions and mental well-being supports and services.