Younga 2024

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New this year, we have a special national delegate training program with additional enrichment opportunities.

Apply to be part of the first cohort of national representatives to receive expert mentorship, curated networking and entrepreneurial resources that will build your knowledge and skills to implement service projects to address local action for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who complete 120 hours in the skills program and implement a local service project in their community by or before March 2024—independently, with peers or by volunteering to support an existing initiative.
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This Program is for you if you...

Want to create positive change for the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada

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Have an impact project or looking for support to start one, that addresses the causes you’re passionate about

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Aim to advance your leadership development with quality skills enrichment to shape policy programs and transform your ideas into tangible actions

Interested in serving as an official national delegate, advocating for change to preserve the environment and build an inclusive nation

Aim to grow your network and influence with career connections, resources and policy development opportunities

Strive to gain valuable life experience, build your resume and demonstrate your impact as an active young leader

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This program is completely virtual.
Expression of interest in this program does not affect eligibility to participate in YOUNGA.


The YOUNGA Canadian Youth Delegate Program is funded in part by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 13–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community.
Learn more about the Canada Service Corps (CSC).

Youth Delegate Benefits

  • Shape policy discussions and advocate for the hopes, concerns and ideas of young people globally
  • Receive free access to expert-led leadership and advocacy training
  • Get first-rate virtual access to world leaders, decision-makers and celebrity advocates through interactive sessions to share your ideas and get your questions answered
  • Gain tangible career and entrepreneurship advice to start-up, implement and scale project impact
  • Get exposure to networking, skills enrichment and collaborative opportunities 
  • Join a supportive community of passionate, like-minded young changemakers across 150+ countries
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Additional Canadian Delegation Benefits

  • Understand Canada’s 2030 Agenda and how you can practice leadership and engage in meaningful service
  • Be equipped to sustain your service project and leadership in your local community through the added support of a national and global peer community
  • Receive a digital certificate of completion—provided you meet the participation requirements, demonstrate skills progress and apply your knowledge through a service project
  • Complementary 90-day Future-Ready Membership for follow-on career mentorship and access to some of BridgingTheGap’s premium on-demand enrichment content to advance your education and employability

The Youth Delegate Experience

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Gain and Develop Your Skills

Be part of a special national cohort through curated virtual networking and skills workshops
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Build Your Network and Collaborate

Connect with up to 2,000 global peers during YOUNGA 2023
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Make an Impact and Take Action

Receive mentorship and resources to implement an impact project

Gain access to expert-led skills development, entrepreneurship support and scale-up your impact with this unique opportunity. Participation is free.

The inaugural delegation is closed. Join the waitlist to receive updated about the 2024 program.

Join the waitlist to learn if spots become available.

Youth Delegate Testimonials

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Youth Delegates from the past 3 years say…

would recommend Younga
would attend YOUNGA again
felt empowered to take action

The Youth Delegate Experience

Innovation Masterminds

Live, virtual sessions in an intimate setting connecting Youth Delegates directly with thought leaders, fellow changemakers, celebrity activists and decision-makers, including UN officials and industry leaders, to discuss global challenges and co-create solutions.

Policy Working Groups

Formed by Youth Delegates and mentored by the BridgingTheGap team to understand the priorities and identify external factors, challenges, opportunity gaps and proposed solutions across the top global challenges most important to young people today.

Global Programming

A day dedicated to activation—Youth Delegates are provided with virtual and in-person opportunities to take action within their own communities or the global community toward creating a more inclusive, sustainable world.

Thematic Tracks

Oceans, environment, zero waste, climate change, sustainability, wildlife, agriculture, etc.

LGBTQ+, gender, inequalities, accessibility, ability, diversity, etc.

Education, employment, skills, decent work, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, STEM, impact investing, etc.

Mental health, physical health, mindfulness, healthcare, WASH, sexual health, self-care, pandemics, etc.

Peace, social justice, human rights, democracy, war and conflict, activism, poverty, corruption, legal system, etc.

Past expert mentors and solutionists

About

Organized by BridgingTheGap Ventures, YOUNGA® is the largest global festival for impact. Using mixed reality, YOUNGA unites young people with decision-makers to co-create solutions for a more inclusive, sustainable world during the United Nations Decade of Action from 2020 to 2030.

Through interactive and intergenerational experiences, YOUNGA equips young people with skill-building opportunities, action-oriented programming and curated connections. As a global participatory platform, YOUNGA empowers youth to share their hopes, concerns and ideas for the future with the world’s top industry leaders, celebrity advocates, brands and organizations.

It's barrier-free! Get access to this awesome experience without any geographic or financial barriers. Apply now for your Delegate scholarship.

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YOUNGA 2024

Canadian Delegation applications are now closed.

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