OUR IMPACT

YPI helps students build skills.

YPI students report they developed communication skills through the program, which includes research, interviewing and public speaking

YPI inspires advocacy

Students say that after YPI they will speak up against stigma and stereotypes

YPI leads to ongoing philanthropic engagement

In the future, YPI students anticipate volunteering and donating to causes they care about

YPI helps students build skills.

70% of students report they developed communication skills through the program, which includes research, interviewing and public speaking

YPI inspires advocacy

59% of students say that after YPI they will speak up against stigma and stereotypes

YPI leads to ongoing philanthropic engagement

73% of YPI students anticipate volunteering in the future and 60% of students plan to donate to causes they care about

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What's in a YPI Grant?

For every $5,000 grant awarded to charity through the YPI process:

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An excellent local charity uses the entire $5,000 to meet immediate community needs

An entire grade level of secondary school students completes a multi-award-winning educational experience that builds their skills, character, empathy, and confidence

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Dozens of local charities receive critical public advocacy and awareness, and are connected directly to engaged and motivated young people

Over 1,000 additional community members learn about local social issues and social services from participating students

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YPI stewards program quality, evaluates all impacts made, and reports to all stakeholders

Where We Work

YPI currently works with over 100 secondary schools across Canada, and supports the work of frontline social service charities in over 30 communities through grants and public awareness. We are looking to expand! Contact us to discuss bringing YPI to your community.

Langley, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $35,000
Total Students: 1,581

North Vancouver, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $65,000
Total Students: 2,570

Ottawa, ON

(Unceded Algoquin Territory)

Grants Awarded: $215,000
Total Students: 6,200

Kingston, ON

(Anishnaabe & Haudenosaunee Territory; Rideau Purchase - Treaty 27)

Grants Awarded: $195,000
Total Students: 5,214

Toronto, ON

(Mississaugas of the Credit River, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee & Huron-Wendat Territory; Toronto Purchase - Treaty 13)

Grants Awarded: $2,990,000
Total Students: 86,294

Niagara Region, ON

(Anishnaabe & Haudenosaunee Territory; Treaty 3)

Grants Awarded: $165,000
Total Students: 4,762

Calgary, AB

(Blackfoot Territory; Treaty 7)

Grants Awarded: $160,000
Total Students: 4,759

Muskoka Region, ON

(Ojibwe & Chippewa Territory; Robinson-Huron & Williams Treaties)

Grants Awarded: $95,000
Total Students: 2,399

Durham Region, ON

(Anishnaabe, Huron-Wendat & Haudenosaunee Territory; Williams Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $350,000
Total Students: 15,082

Guelph, ON

(Mississaugas of the Credit Territory; Treaty 3)

Grants Awarded: $70,000
Total Students: 3,768

Montreal, QC

(Unceded Kanien’keha:ka Territory)

Grants Awarded: $510,000
Total Students: 14,107

Maple Ridge, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $85,000
Total Students: 2,766

Edmonton, AB

(Plains Cree, Tsuu T'ina & Métis Territory; Treaty 6)

Grants Awarded: $100,000
Total Students: 2,218

Coquitlam, BC

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $230,000
Total Students: 12,158

York Region, ON

(Anishnaabe, Huron-Wendat & Haudenosaunee Territory; Toronto Purchase - Treaty 13)

Grants Awarded: $460,000
Total Students: 13,792

Hamilton, ON

(Anishnaabe & Haudenosaunee Territory; Upper Canada Treaties)

Grants Awarded: $350,000
Total Students: 12,424

Quebec City, QC

(Abenaki, Wabanaki, Huron-Wendat & Haudenosaunee Territory; 1670 Murray Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $55,000
Total Students: 1,904

North Bay, ON

(Huron-Wendat, Anishnabek & Odawa Territory; Robinson-Huron & Williams Treaties)

Grants Awarded: $210,000
Total Students: 4,336

Sharbot Lake, ON

(Huron-Wendat, Anishnabek & Algonquin Territory; Rideau Purchase - Treaty 27)

Grants Awarded: $45,000
Total Students: 433

Haliburton, ON

(Anishnabek & Huron-Wendat Territory; Williams Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $50,000
Total Students: 1,360

Vancouver, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $335,000
Total Students: 8,316

Cambridge, ON

(Anishnabek & Haudenosaunee Territory; Haldimand Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $65,000
Total Students: 3,254

Surrey, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: $190,000
Total Students: 7,318

Victoria, BC

(Lekwungen/Songhees, W̱SÁNEĆ Territory; Douglas Treaties)

Grants Awarded: $125,000
Total Students: 3,603

Orillia, ON

(Ojibwe & Chippewa Territory; Williams Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $60,000
Total Students: 1,937

Waterloo Region, ON

(Anishnabek & Haudenosaunee Territory; Haldimand Treaty)

Grants Awarded: $205,000
Total Students: 10,599

Saint John, NB

(Maliseet & Mi'kmaq Territory; Treaties of Peace and Friendship)

Grants Awarded: $35,000
Total Students: 302

Peel Region, ON

(Anishnabek & Haudenosaunee Territory; Upper Canada Treaties)

Grants Awarded: $460,000
Total Students: 17,471

Windsor, ON

(Three Fires Confederacy - Ojibway, Odawa & Potawatamie)

Grants Awarded: $70,000
Total Students: 2,795

Stratford, ON

(Anishnabek & Haudenosaunee Territory; Treaty 29)

Grants Awarded: $70,000
Total Students: 2,260

Sudbury, ON

(Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg Territory; James Bay Treaty, No.9)

Grants Awarded: 25,000
Total Students: 524

Lakeland District, AB

(Beaver Lake Cree & Métis Territory; Treaty 6)

Grants Awarded: 135,000
Total Students: 2,318

Delta, BC

(Coast Salish Territory)

Grants Awarded: 280,000
Total Students: 9,090

Why YPI?

See what our program participants and stakeholders have to say.

Historical Impact

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2016

Small Foundations, Outsized Impact

A case study of YPI as part of research by Burns Memorial Fund, the Mindset Social Innovation Foundation, and PFC

2017

Genius: 100 Visions of the Future

Julie Toskan has been recognized for the concept of YPI by the Albert Einstein Foundation, and featured in their 100 Visions of the Future initiative.
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2017

Youth Perceptions of the Non-profit Sector

A data snapshot about how youth perceive the nonprofit sector, generated from student evaluations collected by YPI Canada from the 2016-2017 cohort.

2017

Community Impact Report

A summary of YPI Canada's community impact, generated from data collected over the 2016/2017 program cycle.
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2016

Impact Report

YPI Canada's 2016 impact report.
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Evaluation Plan

A complete breakdown of YPI's evaluation purposes, questions and processes.