Our Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA) communities need you!
Positions: Climate Action Catalyst
Type: volunteer opportunity engaging young people in their communities and climate action
Remuneration: travel stipends, tablet to support project work, access to project grant funding
Organization: Youth Challenge International
Locations: Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, Ontario
Youth Challenge International’s Innovate MY Future program offers Canadian youth living in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area the opportunity to take action on local climate issues and make a real difference in their communities.
Cities play a huge role in climate change problem solving which requires creative local solutions and social innovation. At Youth Challenge International, we know that youth have incredible capacity for taking action and are powerful contributors to change.
The Innovate MY Future program inspires young people to be engaged citizens, climate leaders and innovators who effectively respond to local climate change issues and needs, building resilient cities.
Climate Action Catalysts will leave the program equipped with new professional and personal skills, new connections with mentors working on climate change, a vast diverse network of passionate peers, and the unique leadership experience running their own local climate action project.
What you’ll do:
You’ll fit right in if you have:
Before you get started, make sure you're eligible:
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity engaging young people in their communities and climate action.
To support your participation, Youth Challenge International will provide travel stipends to help cover program related travel costs. Participants will also be able to apply for grant funding to help run their climate action projects (up to $2,000 per project team).
Each participant will have access to a tablet to support the documentation and promotion of their projects. Upon satisfactory completion of the Innovate MY Future program requirements, participants are able to keep their tablets.
How to apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Successful applicants will be contacted in May 2019 to schedule an interview. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in this unique experience!
Please note that if you are not selected to participate in the Spring/Summer Climate Action Catalyst experience, you may be considered for participation in the Fall/Winter Climate Action Catalyst experience.
For more information about Youth Challenge International’s Innovate MY Future program, and TO APPLY visit: youthclimateaction.ca
Innovate MY Future is an initiative of Future Cities Canada, a national collaborative platform accelerating innovation to transform cities.
Innovate MY Future is generously funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 22 2019 ID: 53139