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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 RBC Future Launch Community 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 their partner organizations are teaming up to turn their bold ideas into reality. The program is helping shift power into the hands of young people whose projects focus on issues including health, food security, education, the environment, reconciliation, and many other community priorities. Youth are creating positive change while also learning new skills, gaining experience, and building relationships across their community — all things that will also help them prepare for the future of work.
We are proud to deliver this exciting initiative in collaboration with the RBC Foundation and community foundations across Canada.
We've launched a virtual learning community for youth driving change in rural and remote communities in Canada. The Youth Powering Community program provides free online learning sessions for Canadian youth looking to learn about social change and connect with like-minded peers.
Community foundations participating in the RBC Future Launch Community…
The following list highlights the community foundations that are participating…
The following list highlights the community foundations that are participating in the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, as well as the specific communities where they will accept applications. Youth in these communities are encouraged to team up with a partner organization (qualified donee) to submit an application by September 18, 2019.