IMPACT! is an initiative of The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada, is generously funded in part by the Ontario Government, and is being delivered in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, Social Delta, SoJo, reThink Green, Laurentian University, NORCAT Innovation Mill, the Regional Business Centre, and many other community partners.

Developing youth sustainability leaders of today and tomorrow

Young people care deeply about the fate of the planet, its people, and their future. This fantastic opportunity is targeted to university/college students aged 19-30 years old (current or graduated in the last 12 months) who are passionate about sustainability and want to make a difference in their community. Participants will deepen their sustainability understanding, enhance their confidence as leaders, and be empowered to develop and advance meaningful sustainability projects and social enterprises to address our pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges.


Workshop Date     

Application Deadline

May 1-3, 2015     

April 12, 2015

April 29 - May 1, 2016

April 10, 2016

The next workshop in Sudbury has not yet been scheduled. Click here to learn more about an upcoming workshop and to apply.

Join us for an experience you’ll never forget. 

If you are a passionate, motivated youth looking for support to make a difference, we invite you to join us to catapult your sustainability project and social enterprise ideas forward.

  • 3 days of in-person training & networking events
  • 4 months of mentorship, coaching, co-working space & helpful tools
  • Exclusive seed funding opportunities

Thanks to our generous funders and partners, the highly-subsidized participant cost is only a $50 commitment fee, and entrance fee bursaries are available based on need.

So what are you waiting for? The time for action is now. Please learn more about the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Trainingour participantsthe program, and how to apply! You can also check out this inspiring video to get a feel for the experience.