Young Changemakers


Reconciliation is a multi-faceted process that develops respectful and just relationships between First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous settlers within Canada.

Ashoka Canada Young Changemakers Advancing Reconciliation program brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous young leaders in a forum to build understanding, cultural awareness and changemaking skills.

Young leaders will collaborate on innovative ideas and be connected with an Ashoka Fellow or network member in a mutual mentorship program.

We are delighted to welcome Ashoka Canada’s newest advisor, Cynthia Dick, Chief Councillor of Tseshaht First Nation, to lead this initiative.

Cynthia Dick

Manager, Reconciliation Initiatives
Ashoka Canada

Reconciliation requires new skills and new ways of seeing our land. Young Changemakers Advancing Reconciliation program provides new perspectives on one of Canada’s oldest relationships. We are excited to embark on this crucial journey with Ashoka.”


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Meet our teen social innovators, driving the youth changemaking movement. They are discovering and delivering the solutions their communities need.

Becoming a changemaker is the only secure job going forward. And the first step to becoming a changemaker is to give oneself permission to ignore — politely, of course — all those who say, “Don’t do it.”

Bill Drayton, Ashoka Founder & CEO

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Highlights from the Network

“It takes courage to listen to young people, but we must”

Be inspired by Ashoka’s Young Changemakers, who are tackling systemic problems and becoming the leaders their communities need.

“These stories give power to people”

Ashoka’s LeadYoung storytelling initiative gathers and harnesses the inspirational stories of young changemakers who have created solutions to problems in their communities.

What if every young person knew they had power?

The LeadYoung toolkit uses storytelling to activate new changemakers, helping create an “everyone a changemaker” world.

Help young changemakers make a difference

Ashoka Young Changemakers have found their power to create change and are engaging their peers and communities in creating a world where everyone is a changemaker.