Net-Zero Youth Engagement Projects

Empowering the next generation

Support initiatives and projects that build awareness, dialogue and capacity on net-zero with a focus on youth.

Youth projects

To support the Net-Zero Advisory Body’s mandate to conduct engagement activities aimed at helping Canada achieve net-zero by 2050, six youth-led projects have been funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

These projects seek to build awareness, dialogue, and capacity on net-zero among Canadian youth.

In summer 2022, a targeted Call for Proposals was launched which resulted in the following six multi-year youth-led net-zero engagement projects.

The Net-Zero Advisory Body also commissioned a design thinking agency, LEADEO, to lead a net-zero youth engagement design thinking project in 2022-2023.

Youth Projects

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Alberta Council for Environmental Education

Empowering 78,000 youth in Alberta to become tomorrow's climate solutions leaders, expanding the reach of the EcoSchools program beyond the Capital Region to include rural and Indigenous youth and building capacity among 2600 teachers for climate solutions education.

Apathy is Boring

Creating resources (e.g., infographics and videos) to inform youth on net-zero initiatives and training youth to hold conversations with their networks about net-zero

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship

Developing an open-source climate solutions portal for youth and educators to teach net-zero climate solutions related to Project Drawdown and creating a fellowship/incubator program for youth & student councils to implement net-zero projects.

Fraser Basin Council

Producing a podcast series on net-zero and accompanying podcast videos to make net-zero feel relatable for youth and families.

Institut du Nouveau Monde

Training a youth cohort to host climate dialogues and to develop proposals based on these dialogues, including lessons learned.


Design and delivery of design thinking workshops to learn more about youth perspectives on net-zero.

Student Energy

Organizing Net-Zero Action Campaigns to de-mystify net-zero for young people. Also, planning regional meetings with Student Energy chapters to focus on net-zero topics, and an update to Student Energy’s Fellowship Program’s curriculum with net-zero learning material.

Compete and succeed in a net zero future

Concrete solutions that the Government of Canada should implement to ensure that Canada benefits from a carbon-neutral global economy, accelerates the achievement of a carbon-neutral economy and generates clean prosperity for generations to come.