Investing in Youth

RBC is committed to investing in a healthier, happier future for today's youth as they develop into tomorrow's leaders. We actively support charities that seek to help youth realize their full potential through education, employment, entrepreneurship, social citizenship and mental health programs. Learn more about RBC's commitment to Youth.

Flagship Youth Initiatives

Our Partnership Highlights

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Actua’s Future Skills Program, a national employment skills and competencies program, trains and employs undergraduate students—including Indigenous and racialized youth and girls—to develop and deliver STEM education programs. RBC also supports the charity’s high school internship program, which engages Indigenous students in practical job experiences and future skills training.

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Canada Learning Code

The Canada Learning Code Teens Learning Code Program offers youth, primarily female-identified, trans and non-binary teens, the opportunity to prepare for the digital economy through educational experiences that develop coding and other essential skills. Funding from RBC also supports the Teen Ambassador Program, which provides teens with the ability to learn and share digital skills with their peers.

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Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

RBC is proud to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation’s “Build Them Up” campaign, which is raising funds to build a new Child and Youth Mental Health Centre in Calgary.

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Thrive Youth

RBC supports the Thrive Youth Development Canada (formerly DAREarts) Youth Leadership Institute, a skills development program that provides youth in underserved communities with the opportunity to build their project planning, conflict resolution, communication, digital literacy, and collaboration skills through arts-based learning.

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Fondation jeunes en tête

RBC is pleased to support Partners for Life, Fondation jeunes en tête’s high school outreach program, which focuses on the prevention of psychological distress among adolescents in Quebec and Ontario.

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QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation

The QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax is creating an e-mental health solution that offers care to youth and adults across Nova Scotia. RBC is a proud supporter of this initiative, which is being developed in concert with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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St. Paul’s Foundation

RBC is supporting the efforts of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver to establish a “one-stop shop” for young people to access mental health care, substance abuse services, primary care, social services, and youth and family peer support.

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University of Saskatchewan

RBC’s contribution enables the Work-Integrated Learning Program to assist post-secondary students before, during and following their summer employment, engaging students in workshops, seminars and industry networking events, while being guided by industry mentors and faculty facilitators.

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Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

RBC’s funding will support a regional, bilingual, coordinated access and navigation service—the One Call/One Click Program—for children and youth with complex mental health and/or addiction needs.

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Venture for Canada

RBC is supporting the Venture for Canada Fellowship Program, which provides recent university graduates with the skills and experience to launch successful entrepreneurial careers through a training camp at Queen’s University in Kingston, followed by placement at a partner startup.

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NPower Canada

RBC is proud to work with NPower Canada, a workforce development charity that addresses youth unemployment. NPower launches low-income, 18- to 29-year-old young adults into meaningful careers in information technology by providing free technical and professional training, paid internships, job placement and post-hire support.