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Young people are the future of nonprofit leadership and it is important for them to be included at the decision-making table.

What is Youth @ the Table?

Supported by Canada Service Corps, Youth @ the Table is a province-wide initiative seeking to engage youth ages 18-30 in shaping their communities.

Participants will spend at least six months from September 2019 until March 2020 collaborating with a nonprofit organization to explore and impact a social issue they care about. Volunteer Alberta will match youth participants with a nonprofit where they will be engaged at the governance level on a board, committee, or council.

Youth bring fresh perspectives to the complex social issues being addressed by our sector and provide unique insights on changing community needs. Their voices are essential in creating a sustainable future and ensuring that the work we do as a sector is relevant.


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Download the info package to learn more about Youth @ the Table.


Is your nonprofit organization interested in mentoring a young leader?

Submit an application to host a Youth @ the Table participant who is interested in learning more about your work. Your board will identify a mentor who will involve and support the participant in understanding nonprofit governance so they can provide youth perspectives on outreach, operations, and strategic directions.

This partnership will help improve your capacity to engage young people and strengthen the future of your nonprofit’s leadership. We will provide you with a curriculum that will guide you in establishing a sustainable plan for youth engagement.

This is your chance to equip the next generation of nonprofit leaders with the skills and knowledge required to move the sector forward!

Application deadline: May 30, 2019


Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Are you interested in participating in the nonprofit sector?

Youth @ the Table is now recruiting for the 2019-2020 cohort! As a participant, you will sit at a nonprofit decision-making table such as a board, committee, or council. You will work directly with nonprofit leadership to make space for more young people to lead the sector into the future.

You will also collaborate with other young people in your community to advise nonprofits to be more youth-friendly and include younger voices in their work. If selected, you will be matched with a nonprofit board mentor based on where you live and the social issues you care about.

This is your chance to have a seat at the table and champion the voice and priorities of young people!

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

*Note that not all interested organizations will be matched with a youth as we have a limited number of participants in the program.

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