For Media

Below are several press releases, as well as a number of awards.  Find out more about YPI by visiting about us - our impact. You can also contact us.

Press Releases

Youth philanthropy non-profit marks over $10 million in grants to local charities as it returns for 12th year in Canadian schools (2014)

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YPI £1,000,000 announcement (2012)

YPI Goes Back to School...for the 10th time? (2012)

Building a Stronger Ontario Through Youth Engagement (2011)

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Expands into the U.K. (2007)

Hands-On Philanthropy Program Inspires Youth to Make a Difference (2005)


Awards for YPI and YPI's founder, Julie Toskan-Casale

Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, Einstein Legacy Foundation (2017)

Meritorious Service Medal (Civilian), Governor General of Canada (2016)

Honourary Doctorate in Civil Law, Saint Mary's University, Halifax (2015)

Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship (2014)

June Callwood Outstanding Award for Voluntarism (2014)

Premier's Award for Philanthropy in Education (2011)

Institute for Canadian Citizenship-Excellence in Civic Education (2010)

Finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award—Ernst and Young (2009)

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation-Association of Fundraising Professionals (2008)

Ontario Excellence in Education Award – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (2007)

Women of Achievement Award—Canadian Hadassah Wizo (CHW) (2007)