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 youth-led projects that include activities in 1 or more of 4 thematic areas:

  • arts and culture
  • civic engagement and youth
  • economic activities
  • history and heritage

Who can apply

The following organizations are eligible for funding:

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

To be eligible for funding, you must also:

  • have a minimum of 3 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 activities reach beyond your immediate regional community
    • demographic impact: you directly engage 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 (for example, schools, colleges, universities, school boards, public libraries) are not eligible.

Application deadline

The application intake is now closed.

How to apply

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

Organizations must meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding.

You are invited to contact us to determine the eligibility of your organization and project before submitting an application.

Contact us

1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (ET).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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