Encourage young Canadians to become active citizens! Add your organization to the growing list of youth serving agencies from across the country who are speaking up for youth and youth service!
If your organization agree to support this initiative, please send us an email to: email@example.com with: “YOUTH COUNT SUPPORTER” in the subject line. We would be happy to welcomy your organization to our alliance.
Youth Challenge International
Youth Challenge International builds the skills, experience and confidence of young people ages 18-30 by involving them in substantive overseas international development projects in partnership with local youth-serving organizations. YCI has volunteer and travel opportunities in Canada, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Over 2,500 Canadian youth have had life changing experiences with YCI since 1989.
United Way of Canada-Centraide Canada
United Way of Canada - Centraide Canada (UWC-CC) is the national organization for the United Way-Centraide Movement within Canada, consisting of 120 United Ways – Centraides. UWC-CC acts as a voice for its members within the Canadian voluntary sector and internationally and provides leadership, programs and services to its members. The Movement employs approximately 900 staff and engages tens of thousands of volunteers in various capacities. The work of United Ways-Centraides is increasingly evolving into a community-building approach by focussing on measurably improving social conditions to make lives better.
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa serves youth aged 12 and older. We focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being and development. We support youth in making positive health and lifestyle decisions.
The Canadian CED Network
The Canadian CED Network’s Emerging Leaders Committee (EL) works to increase the number and quality of young practitioners entering community economic development. EL’s goal is to build a national movement of youth who are passionate about the future of their communities.
Sierra Youth Coalition
The Sierra Youth Coalition is Canada's largest youth environmentalist network. Founded in 1996 as Sierra Club Canada's youth wing, the organization continues to be run by youth for youth. SYC organizes youth activism summer camps, bicycle campaigns (e.g. To The Tar Sands! and Deconstructing Dinner Caravan) and greening initiatives in 100 schools, colleges in universities across the country through its Sustainable Campuses and Sustainable High Schools programs. The network also has a history of strong advocacy and activism on issues pertaining to the environment, social justice and world trade systems.
QFHSA – Québec Federation of Home and Schools
The QFHSA is an independent incorporated not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and general well-being of children and youth. QFHSA promotes the involvement of Parents, students, educators and the community at large in the advancement of learning and acts as a voice for parents.
Motivate Canada is a not for profit organization specializing in the development of youth driven programs that help young people meet life’s challenges and reach their full potential. From the ESTEEM Team athlete role model and goal setting program talking about sport and the positive contribution it can make to life, to Youth ACTIVATORs combining their talent and energies at the community level to make sport better for all young people, to GEN7 Messengers in Aboriginal communities working with youth and adults to make positive change through sport and physical activity, Motivate Canada works to foster healthy, active and engaged youth.
Katimavik offers youth between the ages of 17 and 21 an exciting nine-month journey of discovery in three different regions of Canada. The program is based on the concept of service learning, which integrates both personal and professional development through volunteer work and group life. It focuses on five components: developing leadership skills, official languages proficiency, protecting the environment, cultural discovery and a healthy lifestyle. At the end of the program, each participant will have contributed an average of 900 hours of volunteer work – 35 hours a week – for non-profit organizations. Since 1977, more than 28,000 young Canadians have participated in the Katimavik program.
Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française
Governed « by and for » youth, the FJCF is a national federation, comprised of 12 provincial and territorial Francophone youth organizations. The FJCF spearheads a number of projects, always with the objective of contributing to the development and growth of a young generation which is proud of its culture and language, which asserts itself and claims its place.
Environmental Youth Alliance
Visionary people, grassroots action, down to earth results
For over 15 years, EYA has been connecting people with the world: people to natural spaces, communities to resources, youth to capacity, business to sustainability, government to grassroots action and inspiring ideas with a place to actualize them.
Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) is a local youth driven non-profit organization dedicated to the health of our urban environment, our planet & the well-being of its people. By providing young people with meaningful employment, in projects that benefit our communities, we support our environment socially as well as ecologically.
DesÉquilibres par la réalisation de défis sportifs intenses propose des alternatives à des jeunes principalement âgés de 16 à 21 ans ayant des comportements destructeurs pour eux et pour les autres. Il s'agit d'utiliser le sport comme un outil de développement et un facteur de changement social sur les plans individuel et collectif.
AFS Interculture Canada
AFS is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. AFS enables youths to act as responsible global citizens working for peace and understanding in a diverse world. It acknowledges that peace is a dynamic concept threatened by injustice, inequity and intolerance.
Association des Scouts du Canada
The Scout Movement has a rich and exciting history which has led to it becoming today's leading global youth movement. Scouting began with 20 boys and an experimental camp held by Lord Baden-Powell in 1907 at Brownsea Island, England. After more than a century, there are more than 28 million Scouts, young people and adults, male and female, in 160 countries that continue to contribute to the growth of a better world.