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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. 

Participants get to develop work-ready skills and make new contacts, all while improving the health of their city through a Future City Builders 30Lab.

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

See the winners from 2018-2019's cohort

About the Program

Future City Builders brings together 30 youth in each city to create and launch innovative ideas focused on water, housing, emergency preparedness and food security. These youth work together in a 30Lab, attending multiple workshops over the course of the program.

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 workshops. In these workshops they will work together to create innovative solutions for their city.

Participants will then 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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