On 18th November, 2020 YPI Canada, hosted a virtual celebration to recognize the important work of grade 10 Sherwood Secondary School students – Marissa, Caleigh, Jason and Evan – whose research project led to the largest donation of $5,000 to the Willow’s Place program at Mission Services of Hamilton.
COVID-19 is having a devastating and inequitable impact on communities around the world, and young people are among the hardest hit by closures and disruptions. At YPI Canada we are engaged in ongoing critical reflection on the long-term implications of the pandemic on youth, and what can be done to mitigate these effects.
Across Canada, students are returning to school amid a pandemic and the real possibility of a second wave that could further disrupt the school year. Back-to-school is usually about getting back to normal but there will be little normal for students, parents, educators, and their support networks this year.
March 6, 2020 – Calgary, AB – Months of work by Grade 9 students at MidSun School culminated on Friday morning with a $5,000 donation to Charity Name. This donation marked a major milestone for a national youth-directed grant-giving program.
It’s time for me to say goodbye to YPI, the next chapter of my career will be with the Federal Government. I’ve learned a lot personally and professionally after eight months with YPI. I keep fond memories of the team. Let me tell you what happens when an academic goes from researching social responsibility to working for the leading foundation in youth-led philanthropy?
On October 29th, 2019, two HWDSB students from Hamilton helped raise and award a $10,000 donation to the Newcomer Youth Centre, a program at the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford.