Alessia Giammaria
British Columbia

Alessia Giammaria

British Columbia

An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. Alessia’s family and friends started a non-profit society called GGMS, fundraising to equip facilities with AEDs in memory of her father.

Analu Faleiros
Quebec

Analu
Faleiros

Quebec

 

Analu Faleiros

Quebec

Analu wants to reduce wastefulness in restaurants and grocery stores while keeping her city’s streets cleaner. Her idea is to create a program that will let people exchange a bag of trash picked up from the streets for food that is about to be expired.

Angela Austria
Nunavut

Angela Austria

Nunavut

To combat high suicide rates in Nunavut, Angela wants to create a program that designates a safe space in her community to provide love and support to those who are struggling with mental health issues—a place that will reassure them they’re not alone.

Annika Brown
Manitoba

Annika Brown

Manitoba

There is a lack of accessible feminine hygiene products for low-income and homeless women. Annika wants to eliminate the stigma that surrounds periods and start a donation program to provide women in her school and community the products they need.

Asini Wijesooriya
Nunavut

Asini Wijesooriya

Nunavut

The effects of global warming have been an ongoing problem in Asini’s community and across the territory. She made a documentary about the effects it’s having and is using the film to start meaningful conversations with the whole community and how they can be involved in solving the issue.

Charlotte Mahoney-Volk
Manitoba

Charlotte Mahoney-Volk

Manitoba

Charlotte is creating a book filled with interviews and photographs of young people in her community sharing what they’re passionate about and their perspectives on the world. She wants to use the book to inspire those around her and to show people what her generation is capable of.

Corbin Holmes-Smillie
Ontario

Corbin Holmes-Smillie

Ontario

Corbin wants to combat the opioid crisis by changing the legislation surrounding incarceration—by lobbying pharmaceutical companies to fund treatment facilities for repeat offenders. He wants to give hope to every child suffering the absence or loss of a parent due to substance abuse.

David Fan
Ontario

David Fan

Ontario

To help battle rising suicide rates in Aboriginal youth, David wants to create a non-profit organization that collects sports equipment and recruits coaches to travel to Aboriginal reserves to provide accessible recreational activities.

Dhanishta Ambwani
New Brunswick

Dhanishta Ambwani

New Brunswick

Dhanishta’s passion is public health. Her idea is to provide marginalized menstruators in her community with access to free menstrual hygiene products so that no one has to deal with their period in ways that could affect their health.

Emma Bishop
Nova Scotia

Emma Bishop

Nova Scotia

Emma wants to start “Build a Backpack,” a program that would provide lower-income families with back-to-school supplies. This is a financially stressful time of year for many families, and donated school supplies would help give all children an equal start at the beginning of the school year.

Evelina Borvanova
British Columbia

Evelina Borvanova

British Columbia

Because of deforestation in Evelina’s community (and around the world), the population of bees is declining. She proposes a network of bee hotels which would provide replacement homes for bees that have been displaced, paired with an educational program about bees for Canadian students.

Gabrielle Sigouin
Quebec

Gabrielle Sigouin

Quebec

Gabrielle’s idea is to form a choir in underprivileged areas so that young people have a safe place to call their own, where they can make friends for life. Since music is universal and choirs don’t require much equipment, her idea could be replicated anywhere.

Harkirat Bhullar
Saskatchewan

Harkirat Bhullar

Saskatchewan

Although there are many support services for families affected by autism, there is no central database where they can find all the services available. Harkirat wants to build a digital tool that can list the various service providers in his community, across Canada, and around the world.

Helena Churchill
Newfoundland

Helena Churchill

Newfoundland

To reconnect the young people of Newfoundland with their rich cultural roots, Helena wants to implement a plan for students to visit with elderly citizens on a regular basis. These relationships would create a bridge between the younger and older generations in her community, educating both.

Jade Collins
Newfoundland

Jade Collins

Newfoundland

LGBT+ phobias are still widespread across Newfoundland. Jade wants to organise LGBT+ educational activities in her community and coordinate a local pride parade—because by educating people outside the LGBT+ community she can help create a safer and more loving environment for those on the inside.

Jerod Meiklejohn
Ontario

Jerod Meiklejohn

Ontario

Coming from a reservation in Sault Ste. Marie, Jerod knows there are a lot of bright minds in those communities that don’t get the nurturing or support they need. He wants to provide workshops to help young people uncover their potential and give them the guidance they need to pursue what they love.

Jourdan Callahan
Yukon

Jourdan Callahan

Yukon

Jourdan wants to start a mentorship program to provide specialized support to students with ADHD and ADD to help them with their studies, learn better social skills, and acquire other life skills that will benefit them once they leave school.

Keira Gullage
Newfoundland

Keira
Gullage

Newfoundland

Keira Gullage

Newfoundland

Getting rid of straws is one step… what if we got rid of coffee cups, too? Keira wants to petition coffee chains in Canada to do away with disposable cups and lids and switch to reusable cups exclusively.

Kenzie MacDonald-Auger
New Brunswick

Kenzie MacDonald-Auger

New Brunswick

Kenzie’s project aims to eliminate hunger from her community by constructing self-raised garden beds. Through a partnership with her local foodbank and community outreach, she will work to ensure those who need food get it.

Krish Shah
Alberta

Krish
Shah

Alberta

Krish Shah

Alberta

With an upcoming rise in demand for jobs in the technology field, Krish understands we need to prepare our youth for the future. He’s is part of an organization called Youth Computing—a group dedicated to promoting STEM-based activities to help students develop computer skills. .

Lindsey Alcy
Ontario

Lindsey Alcy

Ontario

Lindsey is concerned about recycling contamination. Her idea is to create a mobile app that will tell users whether something can be recycled by analysing a picture of the item. She hopes her app can make people more knowledgeable and help them reduce their ecological footprint.

Logan Gillingham
Ontario

Logan Gillingham

Ontario

Logan wants to create awareness of parasports, and she’s starting by hosting a sledge hockey game (a sport designed for people with physical disabilities) between her sledge team and the stand-up hockey team in her hometown. Her goal? Grow the event with the OHL and NHL teams across Canada!

Michaela Hishon
Ontario

Michaela Hishon

Ontario

Michaela’s MH We Need Change campaign will focus on suicide awareness. She wants to help all Canadians affected by or struggling with depression by sharing facts about mental health and providing support and coping mechanisms through her online community and fundraising.

Naira Bahrami
Alberta

Naira Bahrami

Alberta

Through her non-profit organization StarFlySavers, Naira is working towards implementing classes and workshops into the Canadian school curriculum that normalize conversations surrounding mental health and provide support for those who need it.

Oliver Baker
Nova Scotia

Oliver Baker

Nova Scotia

Oliver’s idea is called “10 in 10”—a project and challenge for people across Canada to pick up 10 pieces of plastic in 10 minutes on October 10th. It’s a simple and easy way to help get rid of the plastic that’s doing massive damage to our ecosystem.

Owen Sinclair
Ontario

Owen Sinclair

Ontario

Some volunteer organizations struggle to find volunteers, and some volunteers don’t know which organizations need them. Owen’s idea is to create an app that would show users where volunteers are needed. Alongside this, he would like to create volunteers fairs for students.

Reegan Jungkind
Northwest Territories

Reegan Jungkind

Northwest Territories

Drug use is rampant and normalized in small communities in the NWT. Reegan, through petitioning the Canadian government, wants to bring more social workers and funding for services in schools and smaller communities to protect youth from the use of illegal narcotics.

Rourke Wunder-Buhr
Saskatchewan

Rourke Wunder-Buhr

Saskatchewan

May 2017, Rourke recognized an issue in her Saskatoon community—the huge lack of usable and sustainable green space. So she developed Project Grow YXE; a non-profit organization committed to making urban communities’ plant friendly that works in assistance to feed the needy.

Sarah Hall
Prince Edward Island

Sarah Hall

Prince Edward Island

Sarah’s noticed a huge amount of plastic in her school. She wants to educate her classmates on the negative affect of plastic bags and packaging by making an educational video, and use it to spread the word to other schools in her community.

Trinity Goodsell
British Columbia

Trinity
Goodsell

British Columbia

Trinity Goodsell

British Columbia

Trinity’s community is facing a housing crisis, not because families can’t afford rent, but because there are no homes available. Her photography project, “The New Face of Homelessness” would show the human side of this crisis—one her own family has been affected by.

Vanessa Scrimini
British Columbia

Vanessa Scrimini

British Columbia

To bridge cultural differences in her school, Vanessa’s idea is to create a monthly, themed international cooking class led by students and their families. By sharing food, individuals of different ethnicities can come together in a welcoming, informative, and fun environment.

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