Youth & Innovation Project works to ensure young people, 15 to 25 years old, are meaningfully engaged in finding and implementing solutions to social, environmental and economic problems, and are valued for the contributions they make. We provide business, civil society and government with the strategic and policy insight they need to support intergenerational collaboration.
We do this by:
- Conducting original research and publishing academic articles;
- Offering strategic and policy advice to business, government, philanthropic foundations, the academic community and civil society;
- Speaking to diverse audiences - both young people and those who work with and support them;
- Writing opinion pieces and offering commentary in the mainstream media; and
Writing a book titled Wired for Innovation: Releasing the untapped potential of young people (anticipated release date 2021).
Acknowledgment of traditional territory
We acknowledge that the Youth & Innovation Project is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee people.
Ilona Dougherty @ TEDxUW
Check out Ilona Dougherty sharing our research in her Tedx now online.
Precarious work and the passage to adulthood
Read our latest in Policy Options about Millennials and precarious work.
Equipping our kids for the new labour market
Read our latest for Policy Options co-written with Bruce Lawson, president of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.