Youth Take Charge

From: Canadian Heritage

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.

Our key expected results include youth being engaged in communities and aware of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

We support organizations delivering youth-led projects that involve activities in one or more of four thematic areas:

  • Arts and culture;
  • Civic engagement and youth service;
  • Economic activities;
  • History and heritage.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, your organization must be:

  • a Canadian registered not-for-profit organization;
  • a Canadian registered charitable group; or
  • an Indigenous representative organization.

In addition, your organization must:

  • have a minimum of three years of experience in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale. This engagement is defined by a number of factors, such as:
    • geographic reach: your organization's activities reach beyond your immediate regional community;
    • demographic impact: your organization directly engages a significant number of youth on an annual basis;
  • have adequate security and safety policies and procedures in place demonstrating the nature and length of your experience in delivering youth programs.

For-profit entities, governments (federal, provincial/territorial or municipal administrations), Crown corporations or other federal institutions, and public or parapublic groups or organizations (e.g. schools, colleges, universities, school boards, public libraries) are not eligible.

Application deadline

Expression of Interest: August 1

Detailed Funding Application (selected proposals only): September 15

When an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.

How to apply

Read the Application guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.

Please contact us to request an Expression of Interest form.

We invite you to discuss your project with us prior to applying to ensure your organization and project meet the eligibility requirements and program objectives.

A complete Expression of Interest form must be submitted by August 1 for your project proposal to be considered.

Expressions of Interest will be assessed taking into account the Program's objective and expected results and limited funds.

Only organizations whose project proposals are selected will be invited to submit a detailed funding request.

Please note that an invitation to submit a detailed application form does not mean that the project proposal will be approved.

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Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Youth Take Charge
15 Eddy Street, 8th floor, 15-8-C
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST).

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