Youth-Driven Development™

Youth Realizing the Potential of Youth

Motivate Canada’s initiatives are developed “by youth, for youth”, in order to deliver age and culturally relevant activities supported by peer and adult advisors.

Youth-Driven Development™

is based on a simple formula.

Positive Youth Development

Young people as problem solvers, not problems to be solved


Youth Engagement

Adults let go, allowing young people to run the show


Community-Driven Development

Communities decide how to spend resources to help themselves


Youth Driven Development™

Young people drive the development of themselves, and their communities

to our Partners in Youth-Driven Development™