Youth CI

Improving outcomes for youth in Ontario communities through Collective Impact

What is Youth CI?

Youth CI is a new program that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario learn about Collective Impact and enable them to develop, launch and implement collaborations that address major challenges and directly improve outcomes for youth in their community. 

Youth CI is delivered by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Innoweave initiative in partnership with the Laidlaw Foundation, and supported by the Government of Ontario.

Youth CI offers information and engagement sessions, workshops, coaching and funding to current and potential collaboratives in Ontario. 

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 How can I learn about Collective Impact and launch a Youth CI  Collaborative?

Organizations or collaboratives that are interested in learning more can register to attend information, launch, and partner engagement sessions across Ontario. These sessions will be followed by workshops, coaching and funding starting in early 2015. Click here to explore the full program and register for an information session below.

  • Click here to access the slides from an Introduction to Youth CI online information session.
  • Click here to access the slides from a Youth CI community launch event.


 Will my collaborative be eligible for a Youth CI Fast Track  opportunity?

Organizations that are already working in collective impact on youth, and are ready to access coaching and funding without the need to take part in a Youth CI workshop may be able to access the Youth CI Fast Track. Please click here for further information on this Fast Track opportunity (please note, Fast Track is closed for the Winter 2014 intake, and will reopen at a later time in 2015). 

  • Click here to view slides from the Fast Track webinar


 How can I partner with Youth CI to promote, host events in our community,  facilitate workshops, or become a coach?

Youth CI is designed to be delivered in partnership with local sector leaders and collective impact experts. Learn more here about how you can get involved in bringing Youth CI to your community, or click here to become a Youth CI coach.

  • Click here to view the slides from the partnership information session.


How can I learn more?

To learn more, please review the Youth CI process page, or contact us with any questions at

For further inquiries, you may also contact:
Tamer Ibrahim
YouthCI Outreach Coordinator
416.964.3614 ext. 302



Youth CI is supported by: