Community Youth Innovators Program

The VM Community Youth Innovators Program is designed for youth in Manitoba between the ages of 18-29 who are passionate about serving their communities. This program is made possible in partnership with RBC Future Launch, Canada Life, and the Winnipeg Foundation.

The program allows youth groups to create their own projects to serve a cause or community they are passionate about. Six unique groups were selected to receive a maximum of $5000 each for their chosen project. The program will be running from May to August, 2022. Four of these groups are from Winnipeg, while one group is situated in Brandon, and another group in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The six groups underwent training on May 6th and 7th to build on their skills and grow their network to officially kick start their projects in the Summer of 2022.

As part of this program, Community Youth Innovators will build their skills, have the opportunity for experiential learning and be able to grow their network - all while addressing a specific community need.

Volunteer Manitoba believes that if we engage youth effectively, we can keep Manitoba's voluntary sector strong and encourage young people to play a vital role in building healthy and resilient communities across the province.

About the Program

The Community Youth Innovators Program is designed to engage diverse and passionate groups of youth from across Manitoba, and support their efforts to make a difference in their communities.

The program consists of 3 phases:

1. Learn! The program will create opportunities to learn new skills in leadership, volunteer management, program planning, and budgeting.

2. Create your own Project! Volunteer Manitoba, along with organization mentors, will provide support and guidance as the groups implement their community projects.

3. Reflect! Evaluation tools will help the groups reflect and review their projects to help maximize efficiency and measure effectiveness.

For more information, please contact:

Gloria Dovoh, Community Relations Coordinator
P: 204.477.5180 ext 231