Canadian Youth Climate Action Award

Coming Soon!

Pivot Green connects and celebrates people, businesses, and communities with stories and ideas to inspire restorative climate action and social justice. Pivot Green strongly believes that minor lifestyle changes can often blossom into major societal changes.

The Canadian Youth Climate Action Award provides $1,500 and a plaque to the successful applicant. Additional awards of $500 each will be offered to runner up applicants if sufficient funds are available. The awards will be given annually to the programs/projects which best meet the Pivot Green mission and values. Our primary focus is to support young Canadians working together on positive, impactful ideas and actions that help address the climate challenges of our times.

Fundraising and campaign awareness for the Award will be done in partnership with the Small Change Fund. Communications and outreach to stakeholders will be coordinated with the Fund. Donors will be issued tax receipts and all financial matters will be administered by the Small Change Fund.

Applications for the award will be reviewed by the Pivot Green founders and will be given to the program/project that best meets the following criteria:

  • Is primarily a youth-led, intergenerational, local, and community-based initiative

  • Is having a positive environmental or social impact in the community

  • Is leading to concrete, climate-friendly changes in the community

  • Has the potential to be replicated in other Canadian communities

The invitation to submit applications will be announced in September 2022, with a closing date of early March 2023. Award recipients will be announced in late April 2023. Award winners will be asked to provide Pivot Green with an update on their activities every six months for a minimum of 1 year and to provide news items suitable for posting on the Small Change, Pivot Green website, and social media channels when available. Both new and existing climate action projects are welcome to apply. For more information, please contact us at pivotgreen2020@gmail.com