Strategic & policy advising

Youth & Innovation Project works with business, philanthropic foundations, academia, civil society and government to offer strategic advice and evidence based guidance to support the development of youth focused policy and programs.

For all inquiries related to strategic and policy advising please contact Ilona Dougherty, managing director, Youth & Innovation Project at


Recent clients include: RBC Future Launch, Employment and Social Development Canada, The Lawson Foundation, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Ocean Wise, YMCA of Greater Toronto, The Counselling Foundation of Canada and Ashoka Canada - Ashoka Academy for Collaboration on Youth Allyship (Academy members include: Philanthropic Foundations of Canada, Laidlaw Foundation, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Pathy Foundation, The Counselling Foundation of Canada and Suncor Energy Foundation).

Recent public reports resulting from this work are available on our research page.