Youth Take Charge Program 2018 Youth Take Charge Program 2018

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Applications are ongoing for the Youth Take Charge Program 2018. The program aims to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement. The key expected results include youth being engaged in communities and aware of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen. In this context, youth is defined as individuals between 7 and 30 years of age.

The program supports organizations delivering youth-led projects that exemplify the ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada and involve activities in one or more of four thematic areas:

  • Arts and culture;
  • Civic engagement and youth service;
  • Economic activities; and
  • History and heritage.


To be eligible for funding, your organization must be:

  • A Canadian registered not-for-profit organization;
  • A Canadian registered charitable group; or
  • An Indigenous representative organization.

In addition, you must:

  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale. This 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 (e.g. schools, colleges, universities, school boards, public libraries) are not eligible.


You must submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes the following:

  • General Application Form (signed by a person 18 years of age or older with signing authority for the organization);
  • Application Questionnaire;
  • Anticipated Demographic Distribution Form;
  • Budget; and
  • Supporting documents listed in the Document Checklist: Conflict of interest disclosure; letters patent and documents of incorporation; organization’s charity status (if applicable); Bylaws; Financial Statements for last three years; Current Board of Directors; Organizational Chart; Letters of support; Signing authorization; security plan; proof of insurance.

For more information, visit Youth Take Charge Program.