2021 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge

Opportunity Type: Funding

Since 2017, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation has hosted the annual Youth Innovation Challenge, a contest that invites youth from Canada, Mexico and the United States to submit their innovative ideas and solutions for improving both the environment and the economy in North America.

The 2021 Youth Innovation Challenge, hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, invites North American youth, aged 18 to 30, to propose innovative solutions to support communities in becoming more resilient and adaptive to climate change and help foster equal access to a healthy environment for all, particularly those underserved and vulnerable in Canada, Mexico and the United States (including isolated, remote, and Indigenous communities and peoples).

This 5th annual challenge focuses on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Innovations for Resilient Communities.

North American youth will compete for up to C$15,000 per country in seed funding, a chance to present their solutions to North America’s top environmental officials and an opportunity to engage in a youth-led networking and mentorship event.

Participants must create user accounts on the Submittable platform and share their solutions by filling out the appropriate online form by 5 July 2021, 23:59 local time.