The Young Citizens Foundation is an out-reach organization part of whose mission is to encourage young Canadians to participate in citizenship and leadership development programs. It does this in two ways:
The Young Citizens Foundation believes that it is important that students who have had the experience of participating in a qualifying national citizenship program, to continue with their formal education so that they have a better opportunity to become leaders in their chosen fields in their communities, provincially, and nationally. Such leadership will help ensure a stronger Canada in the future.
Please note that The Young Citizens Foundation is an independent public foundation that is not legally associated with the programs that it is helping to support. We are not members of the societies that oversee these programs; are not members of their boards of directors; and, play no part in the formation of their operational policies.
What is our motivation? – The Young Citizens Foundation and its Board of Directors understand that Canada’s future depends upon developing Canada’s youth into knowledgeable and committed leaders who have a passion for the values that Canadian citizenship training develops. It is in Canada’s interest if we encourage students to attend such programs.