Youth Lead Impact, supported by RBC

YLI is a free after-school program for youth ages 14-18 to work alongside a team of other young people who want to make a difference in their community using the arts. Now offered online and in-person in select communities, over the course of 10 sessions you and your team will design and deliver a creative project that takes action on a social issue you choose together. You’ll get the chance to collaborate and learn with professionals from the arts, non-profit and private sectors to bring your project to life.  


Added plus: You’ll get a free YLI Kit containing all the supplies you’ll need for the program, meals provided for the final session, and participation counts towards your high school volunteer hour requirements. 

the experience

when & where

YLI is running this year for youth living in Ontario and BC. Sessions run from 4 to 6 PM using Zoom. You’ll need a computer or tablet with a microphone and camera and internet access to participate (please contact us if you don’t have access to these tools at home – we can help!).  

Not in Ontario or BC, but interested in participating? Contact us at

past projects

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