Our Impact

 ypi is an idea.
That grant-making can be inclusive and transformative for communities and young people.

ypi is a program.
Where youth, schools, charities, and funders work together to support social services through grants & public awareness.

ypi is a platform.
For motivating, deepening, and scaling meaningful interactions between people & the social purpose sector.

Every year, we measure the social outcomes that students, charities, schools, and funders create by participating in YPI. Together they've shown us what's possible when young people are empowered to make meaningful, lasting change in their communities. 

This year over 17,500 secondary school students delivered over 4,000 presentations and taught 150,000 people across Canada about urgent social issues and the vital work of local charities. But the numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.

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See what happens when you invest in compassionate communities in our 2016 Impact Report!

We are seeking social change champions to join YPI's mission, extend our impact, and meet growing demand from schools across Canada.

 For every $5K grant awarded to a local charity through the YPI process:

  • A registered charity receives $5,000 to meet immediate community needs
  • An entire grade of secondary students have had inclusive access to an award-winning experiential project that builds their essential skills, empathy and character
  • Approximately three dozen charities will have received advocacy and awareness, and have been connected with engaged and motivated young people
  • 1,000 additional community members will have learned about social issues and local social services from students.

Visit our Partners and Donors page to learn more.