Youth Take Charge

The Youth Take Charge Program supports youth-led projects that exemplify the ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada and involve activities in one or more of four thematic areas:

  • History and heritage
  • Civic engagement and youth service
  • Arts and culture
  • Economic activities

Through the Youth Take Charge Program, the Government of Canada will enable young Canadians to become involved in a range of activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of and attachment to Canada. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn about Canada’s rich history and diversity and become engaged and active citizens. Through their active participation, young people will become more involved in their communities and thereby strengthen our country and shared future.

Expected results

  • Youth are aware of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen
  • Youth are engaged in communities
  • Youth-serving organizations are relevant to youth

How to apply

The annual deadline for submitting an application to Youth Take Charge for a project starting in 2017-2018 is September 30, 2016. Please contact the program if you wish to receive an application form.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Youth Take Charge
15 Eddy Street, 8th floor, 15-8-C
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0M5



1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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