Canada’s future depends upon the development of strong leadership in our youth. The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The Foundation achieves this objective by encouraging young Canadians to participate in development programs operated by nationally recognized organizations that provide life-learning opportunities for our youth which will significantly influence and benefit their development as committed Canadian citizens.
Participation in these organizations develops leadership skills, exposes students to the various citizenship ideals that the country values and provides some very positive mentoring.
This encouragement takes three forms.
- The Foundation will work with these organizations to help promote their programs.
- The provision of post-secondary scholarships to selected participants. It is important that these students, who have developed these positive attitudes, continue their education so that they can achieve positions of leadership in their communities, regionally and nationally.
- The provision of assistance grants to Encounters With Canada students from families of proven need so that they are given the opportunity to attend this nationally recognized citizenship development program.
The Foundation also wants to provide an opportunity for those individuals, corporations and organizations that wish to assist the Foundation in this worthwhile endeavour to donate to a well-managed, cost-effective, non-profit charitable foundation.