Indigenous Gathering Invitation

Posted by Gabrielle on 4 Aug 2022

Hello #RisingYouth Partners!

The event Mâmawipayowin: Reflections from Indigenous Communities and Visions for the Path Forward. A #RisingYouth Conversation Circle is happening next week on Thursday, August 11th from 4pm-6pm Mountain time // 6pm-8pm Eastern time! 

The goal of this event is to bring together Indigenous Partners and Alumni for a cultural celebration event highlighting the impact #RisingYouth has had on Indigenous youth and communities. We want to celebrate successful #RY projects and look towards the future for the next generations of Indigenous Youth across Turtle Island. An Elder will be present to offer gentle wisdom throughout the event and there will be a few performances including a drummer, singer and hoop dancer. 

We are so excited to welcome you at this #RisingYouth exclusive event! 

Participants will be automatically entered into a draw for Indigenous Gathering event swag items and #RisingYouth earbuds!

Kindest regards,

The partnerships and outreach team (Gabrielle, Alex, Sarah, Jean-Claude and Anne-Marie) 

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Community NPO Engagement Support

Posted by Gabrielle on 28 Jul 2022

Sharing Resources:

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jason and I am a #RisingYouth alumni. I'm currently part of Impel Consulting UBC, a management consulting project through Enactus UBC where our student consultants help our clients in services such as financial planning, marketing strategy, research, business operations, and more.

We are looking for clients for the 2022/2023 year and would love to support interested local non-profits and social enterprises grow and maximize impact in the community.

I am reaching out to you as you work with a lot of youth led non-profits and social enterprises and we would love to support them if the opportunity arises. If possible, could you help me spread the word or provide any contacts whom you think may be interested in our free services? 

For more information about Impel Consulting please check us out here:

If anyone is interested, has any questions, or wants to learn more, they can email me at and I would be more than happy to support. Really appreciate the time and I look forward to hearing from you soon! 


Jason Pang (he/him)
BS in Global Resource Systems 

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The University of British Columbia | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Territory | Linkedln 

#RisingYouth Celebration!

Posted by Gabrielle on 19 Jul 2022

We are celebrating #RisingYouth's milestone with providing grants to over 7000 Grantees!!! Thank you to all of our Partnerships over the years for all your dedication and support. We are celebrating with you this exciting achievement!! 

-Sunshine :) 

Welcome to the Partner Hub!

Posted by Michael Furdyk on 19 Jul 2022

We're thrilled to be working together with your organization to enable youth-led community engagement. To date, we've awarded more than 7,000 grants to youth 15-30 from coast to coast to coast. Here's a welcome video from our Executive Director Jennifer Corriero:

In 2018, the Federal Government launched the Canada Service Corps, (CSC) an initiative that encourages participation in meaningful volunteer service projects and empowers young Canadians to have positive impacts in communities across Canada.

As part of the CSC Initiative, TakingITGlobal launched the #RisingYouth Community Service Grants offering youth opportunities to shape our country and make an impact within their communities by applying for microgrants to turn their ideas into action. These project ideas are supported by a network of over 100 organizational partners nationwide.

As the National Partnership and Outreach Manager for #RisingYouth, I am aware of the immense and diverse roles that community-based organizations coast to coast play in the daily lives of youth facing multiple barriers. Many of these organizations and agencies are embedded within the fabric of their communities and work tirelessly to render safer and healthier spaces for youth. They offer critical services, resources, training, programming and mentorship to contribute to a movement that centers equity and youth leadership. We are proud to partner with these organizations.

Our partnership model is rooted in the belief that #RisingYouth can elevate existing organizational mandates by leveraging our microgrants to put youth ideas into action. We aim to foster relationships through trust, accountability, communication and by developing a shared vision for a collaboration that respects the goals, values, capacity and strengths of each organizational partner.

Our Awareness Partners primarily promote #RisingYouth microgrants by distributing resources, promoting regular grant writing workshops and/or collaborating on exposure events to increase awareness of the grants. Impact Partners also promote the program, with additional emphasis on providing mentorship, guidance and hands-on support to #RisingYouth grantees at every stage of the process: from ideation to writing their grant; planning and organizing the logistics of their project; executing the project, and submitting final reports.

#RisingYouth has excelled because young Canadians are committed to their communities, inspired to act, and seeking meaningful opportunities to contribute to change. To date, we have distributed over $4 million to thousands of young and emerging leaders with the support of our partners. We are proud to continue to align ourselves with a network of local, regional and national organizations dedicated to supporting the leadership of youth nationwide.


Melissa Yaw
Program Manager

Reminder: Summer Fun Creative Expression Activity

Posted by Gabrielle on 15 Jul 2022

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to send a friendly reminder to all of our Partner Leads that we have a Summer Fun Creative Expression Activity we posted in the most recent Partner Newsletter (June 2022). 

Partnership leads are encouraged to send in a summer fun submission that can be as creative as you choose! Tell us / show us what summer means to you! You can draw / paint a picture, write a poem, make a TikTok, sing a song, etc.!

1 entry per organization. All entries will be entered into a spin the wheel draw to determine the winners! This is a non competitive activity, and winners will be randomly selected. Winners will also be featured in the Partner Hub, and will win one of three gift cards!

We hope you enjoy the creative process of sharing what summer means to you! Deadline for submission is: August 15, 2022.

Please send submissions to with the subject title: Summer Fun!  

Hope to see your Creative Expressions soon!


June Newsletter Feature in Partner Hub

Posted by Gabrielle on 29 Jun 2022

Hello Everyone!

Please check out our June Partner Newsletter features in the Partner Hub!

We have events and programs from our Partners across Canada, 5 tips for self care, and finally, we have information on how to participate in an optional social media "Gratitude Challenge".

We hope you all have fun summers this year!


New video resources to support applicants!

Posted by Sarah Gallant on 20 Apr 2022

Several new video resources have been added to the Workshop Capsules folder in the Resources and Project Examples section. These videos can be used to help guide applicants towards a successful #RisingYouth application.

  • Introduction to #RisingYouth: In this video, Christina provides an overview of #RisingYouth to share what the program is all about. (7 minutes)
  • Introduction to #JeunesEnAction: In this video, Alex provides an overview in French of #RisingYouth to share what the program is all about. (4 minutes)
  • #RisingYouth Project Examples: In this video, Sunshine provides several examples of different types of #RisingYouth projects that we have funded through the grants. (7 minutes)
  • Grant Writing Workshop Part 1- Ideation: Part one of four grant writing and ideation workshops led by Cory to help guide applicants towards a successful #RisingYouth application. (9 minutes)
  • Grant Writing Workshop Part 2- Mandates, Blue Skies and Grey Days: Part two of four grant writing and ideation workshops led by Cory to help guide applicants towards a successful #RisingYouth application. (8 minutes)
  • Grant Writing Workshop Part 3- Building a Roadmap: Part three of four grant writing and ideation workshops led by Cory to help guide applicants towards a successful #RisingYouth application. (6 minutes)
  • Grant Writing Workshop Part 4- #RisingYouth Grants: Part four of four grant writing and ideation workshops led by Cory to help guide applicants towards a successful #RisingYouth application. (3 minutes)

We hope you find these videos useful in helping to support the youth you work with! 

Recent Milestones

Posted by Michael Furdyk on 13 Aug 2021

Don't forget to check out our latest highlights in our latest newsletter issue!

Since 2017 when we launched, we have approved 5,000 micro-grants led by young Canadians between the ages of 15-30 amounting to $5,349,250 in funding distributed.  These projects have resulted in 325,000+ volunteer hours and over 30,000 volunteer placements across the various fiscal years to date.  This video celebrates some of those highlights: