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Publications & Research

The #RisingYouth program is pleased to share these resources with you as we aim to strengthen the field of youth-led community impact.

#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.

#RiZine Issue 2: A future guided by youth (French)

This second volume of the #RiZine’s goal is to show visions of a youth-led future. Here we will find unique perspectives of various francophone young changemakers all across the country centering on the theme of “A future guided by youth”. A zine is a collaborative collage that aims to bring together all the different interests and values of its artists and writers into one publication.

#RiZine Issue 1: Why do youth drive change?

This first volume of the #RiZine contains the unique perspectives of various young changemakers all across the country. A zine is a collaborative collage that aims to bring together all the different interests and values of its artists and writers into one publication.

Learn more about the story behind the #RiZine in this video:

#RisingYouth Research Highlights on Lessons Learned from Participants

Emerging Themes Throughout COVID-19

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.

Connecting the Dots between RisingYouth Projects and the Global Goals

Explore #RisingYouth projects organized by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a framework of 17 interconnected goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". For this visual, we organized each project by Sustainable Development Goal, grant year, funding amount, and the province or territory where the project took place.

#RisingYouth Community Impact: Volume 1

This resource highlights sixty exciting examples of projects from across Canada, all making positive change in local communities through innovative youth-led solutions. Each of these community service projects is funded through a #RisingYouth microgrant, and tackles complex issues with creativity, courage, and wisdom.