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Supporting Youth Action & Social Innovation

Supporting young people to develop sustainable solutions to community or global challenges through digital learning, fellowships and grants.

#RisingYouth Project

Program Area Impact

Leveraging the power of the world wide web and a global network of partners, our youth action and social innovation programs have invested millions of dollars into youth-led community impact.


Over $8 million has been awarded to youth-led projects through our grants.


Volunteer hours have been contributed by projects we've supported.


First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have been reached through programming.

What alumni have to say

The #RisingYouth grant completely changed the trajectory of Living Hyphen and expanded our mandate to move beyond just a publication and into cultural programming. The events we organized with the grant support opened our eyes to just how important it is to cultivate a culture of storytelling where marginalized communities feel confident and compelled to tell their stories - regardless of their experience level.

Justine Abigail Yu

#RisingYouth Grantee and Founder, Living Hyphen

Current Programs

Explore our programs supporting youth action and social innovation across Canada and around the world!

Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund

Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund

The Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund was established to support emerging Indigenous youth leaders in creating meaningful change within and beyond their communities.

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From coast to coast to coast, to right around the globe, join us in acting together to make our communities more sustainable and inclusive. Small actions can have a massive impact, join us as we change our behaviours, ourselves & our future.

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Program Area Publications & Research

Explore some of the program reports, publications, and research reports that have been created to share results and lessons learned.

#RisingYouth Community Impact: Volume 2

This new publication showcases the results of the #RisingYouth program, which has delivered more than 7,000 micro-grants for youth-led community impact in less than five years. Through the eyes of 65 alumni, five from each province and territory, you'll learn about the issues they chose to tackle and be inspired by their innovative approaches, collaboration and positive outcomes.

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#RisingYouth Impact Report Summary 2022

This report analyzes over 1,200 Impact Reports submitted in 2022 to understand major themes and highlights. During this period, over 159,000 hours were volunteered through #RisingYouth projects! The report highlights seven themes of success: Collaboration, Social Connectedness, Self-Growth, Sense of Belonging, Accessible Experiences, Learning, and Outreach & Impact.

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2022 #Decarbonize Child Climate Manifesto

Produced every year, the #Decarbonize Child Climate Manifesto is a call for action to global climate stakeholders. Co-authored by #Decarbonize children from each of the participating schools, it amplifies the lived experiences and voices of young people impacted by climate change and gives them a platform to ensure that solutions and approaches are shaped by their knowledge and experiences.

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#RisingYouth Research Highlights on Lessons Learned

We asked all of our 2020 grantees to reflect on these questions: What was your biggest success in your project? What lessons did you learn? This report analyzes over 2,200 responses to identify key themes, showcases COVID-19 response projects, collective outcomes, and shares appreciation for the role of our partners.

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Explore150 Wishbook

The Explore150 Wishbook compiles reflections from young people across Canada who participated in a series of interactive and creative wish events held throughtout 2017 during Canada's Sesquicentennial.

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Sprout Ideas Fellowship: Lessons Learned

2017 Sprout Ideas Fellowship: Lessons Learned

This collection of Lessons Learned were gathered from TakingITGlobal's Sprout Ideas Fellowship in 2017. The 2017 Fellowship was delivered in partnership with Deloitte, OCAD University, and the Government of Ontario.

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Program Area History

Since 2000, TakingITGlobal has designed and delivered a number of programs through a variety of partnerships. Explore some of the historical programs below:

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Learn more about the activities and outcomes of our other two program areas:

Facilitating Connected Learning

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Fostering Creativity & Digital Skills

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