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Youth 4 Action Grant

Are you 14-24 years old and looking for a great way to teach your peers about trending health topics and showcase your leadership skills? Youth 4 Action is for you!

This $300 Youth 4 Action Grant is awarded to high school, post-secondary and community-based youth groups in Ontario, between the ages of 14-24. You will be required to use your skills and creativity to carry out prevention, advocacy, and fundraising activities in your communities amongst your peers.

What to expect

As Youth 4 Action leaders, your team will receive online training, guidance, and topic specific resources to support your project.  A toolkit of ideas with swag is sent to each grant recipient to help the group be successful. 

Groups select one of the three topics to be the focus of their cancer prevention initiative:

  • Big Tobacco Lies: Join a movement of youth determined to expose the deceitful and manipulative ways that the tobacco industry markets their products to youth.
  • Rethink Sugary Drinks: Educate your peers about sugary drinks and choosing healthy beverages while also learning more about the marketing tactics the food industry uses to make sugary drinks more attractive to youth  
  • Get Active, Stay Active!: Set up opportunities for youth to experience how being active is fun while learning about the positive benefits of regular physical activity on preventing cancer.   

If you would like to start thinking about your project before the application date opens you can use the following documents to start crafting your proposal: 

Application is now open. Apply before February 28th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. 

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  • Eligibility and How to Apply

    High school, post-secondary and community-based youth groups in Ontario, between the ages of 14-24, are eligible for a Youth 4 Action grant.

    To apply for a grant, follow these simple guidelines: 

    Step 1: 

    Read and agree to the terms and conditions 

    Step 2: 

    You must get approval from an adult ally (teacher/professor, guidance counselor, principal, parent council member, youth worker, Public Health Nurse, Canadian Cancer Society staff or volunteer, etc.) If you are over 18 years of age an adult ally is recommended but not required. 

    Step 3:

    Apply by filling out the application form before February 28th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. 

  • Dates to Remember
    Spring 2018 Grant Cycle Dates
    Applications open   February 5, 2018
    Applications closes  February 28, 2018
    Notification of acceptance  March 5-9, 2018
    Training sessions  March 12-26, 2018
    Projects may start after   April 3, 2018
    Projects completed by  May 18, 2018
    Final reports due June 1, 2018
  • Tell your School or Youth Group about Youth 4 Action

    Here are some promotional resources for your School, Community or Youth Group. Tell them about Youth 4 Action:

    If you would like to be added to our email group to be alerted when new Youth 4 Action Grants are posted, please fill out the online form and we will email you before each grant cycle.



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