Youth In Philanthropy

Young people care about their communities. Community Foundations of Canada’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program makes it easy for young people to find ways to help.

Youth in Philanthropy is for young people who want their city to thrive, who want their voices heard, who want a say in how the charities that work to better their community get the help they need to do the crucial work that they do.

It is for young people who envision a safe, strong community in which people of every culture, every background can work together.

It is for decision-makers, for leaders, for academics, for athletes, for drama kids, for musicians, for humanitarians, for environmentalists, for aspiring scientists, and is for young people who are trying to decide who they want to be.

Youth in Philanthropy is for everyone because it is in place to benefit everyone in your community. And you can be a part of it.


  • Engage youth in their communities
  • Reinforce the spirit of giving in young people
  • Provide opportunities for youth leadership development
  • Connect youth in local communities and around the world
  • Give youth a voice in community foundations and communities


More than 60 community foundations in Canada now have Youth in Philanthropy programs, engaging thousands of young people and new energy in the community foundation movement.

Youth Advisory Committees provided more than $2.5 million to non-profit organizations in their communities.