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.

The application period for this program has now closed. Stay tuned to learn about successful projects starting in November 2019!

Virtual Learning Community coming soon!

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge Virtual Learning Community will be available to youth (15-29) across Canada starting in January 2020. 

The program will be designed to spark ideas for opportunities for youth to create positive community-level change while also learning new skills, gaining experience, and building relationships. Monthly digital engagement sessions will culminate in a Youth Summit to take place in Banff, Alta. in October 2020.

Visit us again soon to learn more about how you can engage through monthly digital engagement sessions and to join a Facebook group to connect and reflect with peers across the country.
If you would like to be notified when this page is fully updated with the details mentioned above, please email Minji Hong at mhong@communityfoundations.ca.

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. Explore the list community foundations participating in the Challenge.