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RBC Future Launch Guidelines & Eligibility

Canadian youth are set up to fail in the new economy; if they fail, we all fail. Young people today are faced with three critical barriers they need to overcome to be successful:

  • Lack of relevant experience
  • Lack of relevant skills
  • Lack of professional networks and mentoring

RBC Future Launch is a 10-year $500 million commitment to help Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. We are moving beyond financial investment by engaging the public and private sectors to further understand the issue and make a significant impact on the lives of young Canadians. RBC Future Launch is a catalyst for change-bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work.

Creating solutions through RBC Future Launch

We will donate to charitable programs that:

  • Target young people in their transitional years, specifically ages 15-29
  • Focus on one or more of our solution areas (providing equitable access to work-integrated learning experiences, building long-term sustainable partnerships to address the skills gap, harnessing the knowledge and goodwill of Canadians using social media, mentorships and other resources to guide young people to opportunities)
  • Demonstrate a thoughtful, evidence-based design that considers:
    • Scale of intended impact
    • Specific costs associated with creating impact
    • Time required to achieve and report on impact
    • Relevant risks
  • Are inclusive, are informed by and enable us to reach and meet the needs of young people from diverse communities, including but not limited to people who are:
    • Of different genders, sexual orientations or identities
    • Indigenous, Inuit or Metis
    • From diverse cultural, linguistic or ethnic backgrounds (e.g. newcomer populations)
    • Geographically diverse (e.g. rural, remote or on-reserve)
    • Living with physical or mental disabilities
    • Various ages (e.g. mid or late teens: early, mid or late twenties)

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Additional Resources

Video: RBC Future LaunchTM 101

RBC Future LaunchTM 101

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Video: RBC Future LaunchTM How to Apply for Support

RBC Future LaunchTM
How to Apply for Support

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Video: Introduction to Measurement

Introduction to Measurement

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Video: Youth application: Program details and financials

Youth application: Program details and financials

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Video: Youth application: Impact measures and reporting

Youth application: Impact measures and reporting

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RBC Future LaunchTM 101

 
Video: RBC Future LaunchTM 101
 
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RBC Future LaunchTM How to Apply for Support

 
Video: RBC Future LaunchTM How to Apply for Support
 
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Introduction to Measurement

 
Video: Introduction to Measurement
 
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Youth application: Program details and financials

 
Video: Youth application: Program details and financials
 
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Youth application: Impact measures and reporting

 
Video: Youth application: Impact measures and reporting
 
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