General FAQs

  • What is YPI?
  • Where does the grant money come from?
  • How does YPI work?
  • What type of charities does YPI grant to?
  • I know a teacher or school who would love to bring YPI to their community. What should I do?

For Students

  • What is YPI all about?
  • How do I find a charity to research for YPI? What sort of charities are eligible?
  • What should I do for my YPI presentation?
  • What can I do after YPI? How can I stay involved with my charity?

For Teachers

  • How do I enroll my school in YPI?
  • What are the requirements for participating in YPI?
  • Why do I have to run YPI in a mandatory course?
  • What charities can my students choose for their YPI projects?
  • Some student teams are having difficulty organizing a site visit. What should they do?
  • How is the $5,000 grant winner decided?
  • I am teaching YPI and need some more assistance. Who can help me?
  • When/How do charities get YPI grant cheques?
  • What resources are there to help me run YPI in my classroom?

For Charities

  • What is YPI and why are students choosing our charity to contact?
  • Why does YPI want students to visit our charity?
  • What sort of information will students be asking?
  • How can we best prepare for a student team visit to make it worthwhile?
  • What happens after the students visit us?
  • How can my charity get the most out of working with YPI students?
  • What if I have more questions, or an issue comes up while working with students?

We acknowledge that YPI Canada’s office is on the territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. The traditional territory named Tkaronto has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and, today, is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on their territory and commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation.