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Future City Builders

Future City Builders brings together 30 youth in each city to create and launch innovative ideas for five Canadian cities.

A 30Lab session. Image: Courtesy CityHive and YouthfulCities
Image: Courtesy CityHive and YouthfulCities

Future City Builders engages 150 youth, aged 18-29 years old in five Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto and Halifax. 

Apply today to volunteer your time. You'll get to develop work-ready skills and make new contacts, all while improving the health of your city through a Future City Builders 30Lab.

By joining us, you'll get to:

  • Tackle a social issue relevant to your city
  • Build your resume with a unique experience
  • Connect and learn from community and thought leaders
  • Increase your soft skills in teamwork, creativity, design thinking and engagement
  • Create a lasting network of peers in your city
  • Develop yourself as a community leader

Applications now open!

Interested in being part of our Future City Builders Program? We are currently recruiting for our final 30Labs in Calgary and Toronto. 

Presented in partnership by Evergreen and YouthfulCities, Future City Builders is championed by RBC Future Launch and is an initiative of our Future Cities Canada program.

About the Program

Future City Builders brings together 30 youth in each city to create and launch innovative ideas for urban food, water, transportation, housing and waste systems. These youth will work together in a 30Lab, attending five workshops over the course of 1-2 months.

What is the 30Lab?

The 30Lab is a pop-up innovation lab for 30 local young urban influencers to come together over a series of five workshops over 1-2 months. During these workshops city builders will work together to create an innovative solution for their city.

Participants will launch their ideas at a public event, where they will have the opportunity to secure up to $5,000 in seed funding to bring their project to life in their city.

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