Community Action Projects

What are CAPs?

Community Action Projects (CAPs) are projects initiated by youth to find solutions to community issues that matter to them. Through a CAP, Changemakers like yourself,  can raise awareness, shift attitudes and behaviours, and engage decision-makers to help make communities across Canada more respectful and inclusive.

Find CAP about a topic or tactic that matters to you! 

Since 2014, 1,025 Youth Changemakers in 26 communities across Canada have led 61 CAPs! They are are driving change across the country by initiating CAPs to promote human rights and human rights values and start dialogue on how to increase respect for diversity, inclusion and equality with peers, families, teachers, and other community members. Use the database below to find a CAP that matters to you.

5 steps to lead a Speaking Rights CAP

  1. Motivate: Get inspired and inspire others to make a difference. Find a safe and accessible space to gather over good food and good company. Be a good listener, help make introductions, and learn more about the strengths and passions each member of the group will bring to the process

  2. Explore: Map out the key issues and talk about how they are related to inclusion, youth participation and human rights.  

  3. Investigate: Zoom in on your topic and target issue and define the change you want to see. Identify the actors in the community that have an influence on your issues and figure out how to include them in your CAP

  4. Take action: Come to a consensus about the tactics you’ll use in your project and develop a concrete plan for taking action. What will you need to for for when? How will you share your project with a wider audience? What challenges will you face and how will you address them?

  5. Evaluate and celebrate: Host a community event to showcase your project! Reflect on what you’ve learned, what impact your project will have and thank everyone who’s been involved.

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Canadian Roots Exchange

Newcomers and refugees Reconciliation Events Workshops Mentorship

City of Toronto 21-15 Youth Group

Mental health Healthy relationships Identity and self-esteem Print Workshops Alliances

FCJ Refugee Centre

Newcomers and refugees Discrimination AV (Audio Visual) Workshops

Graffiti Art Programming

Gender equality Discrimination Youth spaces Art Events Workshops Campaigns Mentorship

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba  (IRCOM)

Newcomers and refugees Reconciliation Discrimination Violence and bullying Events Alliances

LA MAISON D'HAÏTI juste pour ''elles''

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Youth Programs

Mental health Healthy relationships Reconciliation Discrimination Youth spaces Rights and responsibilities Identity and self-esteem Campaigns Alliances

Mouvement contre le viol et l'inceste (MCVI)

Gender equality Healthy relationships Youth spaces Violence and bullying Identity and self-esteem Events Workshops Mentorship Alliances

Multicultural Association of Fredericton (MCAF)

Newcomers and refugees Discrimination Identity and self-esteem AV (Audio Visual)

Native Montreal

Gender equality Reconciliation Discrimination Youth spaces Identity and self-esteem Events Workshops Mentorship Alliances

PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

Discrimination Youth spaces AV (Audio Visual)

Quebec Native Woman (QNW)

Gender equality Discrimination Rights and responsibilities Identity and self-esteem Events Campaigns

Repaire jeunesse Dawson Boys & Girls Club

Newcomers and refugees Reconciliation Youth spaces Print Alliances

Say Ça! Montreal

Newcomers and refugees Youth spaces Rights and responsibilities Identity and self-esteem Art Print Campaigns

Surrey Community-Schools Partnership

Gender equality Healthy relationships Violence and bullying Workshops Mentorship

Vancouver School Board's Engaged Immigrant Youth Program

Newcomers and refugees Youth spaces Identity and self-esteem Events Workshops Mentorship

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society

Newcomers and refugees Discrimination Identity and self-esteem Events Workshops

Voice’s Manitoba’s Youth in Care Network

Identity and self-esteem AV (Audio Visual)

YMCA Regina

Healthy relationships Youth spaces Rights and responsibilities Identity and self-esteem Print Events

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