International Youth Day Contest

Do you know of a change-maker ages 14 to 24 in Canada who is passionate about taking action on causes they are passionate about? If so, please click here and have them apply to Plan International Canada’s International Youth Day Challenge.

In honour of the 2022 International Youth Day (IYD) theme of Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, Plan International Canada invites young leaders to unite to combat ageism, promote intergenerational solidarity and make meaningful progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   
We are asking applicants to tell us about an initiative they would execute to address ageism and foster intergenerational solidarity in Canada. We ask applicants to ensure they tell us how their idea would promote action toward one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Competition Guidelines   

  • You must be between the ages of 14 to 24
  • Must be living in Canada 
  • Written entries must be 1000 words or less (this includes essays, poetry, song lyrics etc.).
  • Video submissions must be under 1 minute (this includes spoken word, songs etc.) and must be emailed to Zein Hindawi at [email protected]  
  • Selected submissions will be shared on Plan International Canada’s social media outlets on International Youth Day on Friday, August 26, 2022 

Get creative and share your idea for a chance to win a $1,000 prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to join us at our 2023 Youth Summit in Toronto!    

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, July 26, to Monday, August 26, 5:00 PM ET. Changemakers in Canada of all gender identities between the ages of 14 to 24 are invited to apply. Submissions can be sent in the form of written responses, songs, poems, videos and more through this link.


August 2, 2022


August 26, 2022






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