Youth and Philanthropy Initiative


YPI Stories
Mick Tirilly

Three things I will remember from YPI

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?

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Tips & How-To
Rachel Paris

4 Things I Learned at the #DigitalForGood Summit

I was thrilled to discover that there was a digital tech-focused conference targeted at charity professionals, right here in Toronto. The sponsored event brought together subject-area experts from the corporate and social benefit sectors to support forward-thinking charities make better use of technology to accomplish their mission.

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Kate Gatto

Reflections on People for Education’s Annual Conference: Public Education in a Changing World

This past Saturday, People for Education held their annual conference, with the theme “Public Education in a Changing World.” The conference featured sessions on e-learning, Indigenous education, and mental health in schools among other timely topics. I was pleased to attend at York University in Toronto, and to contribute YPI’s perspective to a panel presentation, “Beyond Tokenism” on the topic of youth engagement in curriculum and education policy. The conference drew diverse education stakeholders including teachers, school and board administrators, students, researchers, elected officials, parents, and representatives from community-based organizations. Here are some of my highlights and reflections from the day.

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YPI Canada Team

TD Bank Group Provides $500,000 in Funding to Engage Canadian Youth in Building Connected Communities through The Ready Commitment

Toronto, ON (JUNE 11, 2018) – TD Bank Group has announced a major donation of $500,000 to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada in 2018/2019, as part of its new global corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.

TD’s The Ready Commitment will target CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to building an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

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