On April 29th and 30th, 2016, the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit (NYLIS) took place at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto.

The NYLIS strategy aims to strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness and social wellbeing by intentionally building a pipeline of youth leaders and innovators in Canada.

Read the Final Strategic Framework Report below:

There’s never been a greater opportunity for young leaders to impact Canada’s innovation economy.

The unprecedented appointment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Minister of Youth signals the federal government’s desire to prioritize youth policies.

The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Strategy Summit recognizes this as a transformational opportunity to convene a national group of stakeholders and develop new opportunities for Canada’s emerging generation.

Why attend?

  • Connect with the country’s brightest emerging talent and innovative employers
  • Shape the future of leadership development and skills training in Canada
  • Design the first national strategy for youth leadership and innovation
  • Have your voice heard by government

Who should attend?

  • Organizations developing Canada’s young leaders and innovators
  • Entrepreneurs, innovators, corporate and civic leaders
  • Research experts and policy makers
  • Young innovators and leaders under age 29

Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.