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GEN ACTION: Rallying Youth Climate Heroes!

Together, CASC Members will inform and inspire Canada’s youth to take action for climate change.

In 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada approved an application led by Discovery Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), Science North and The Exploration Place for funding from the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) to Inspire Youth to Climate Action. 


The goals of the initiative are:

      • Raise awareness and improve understanding of climate change across all communities and demographics within Canada, focused on kindergarten to Grade 12 (Maternelle – CÉGEP in Quebec), specifically raising awareness of the significance of daily actions that will collectively contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
      • Build knowledge capacity across all regions and communities to increase climate actions that advance Canada’s goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, and
      • Improve youth access to locally relevant, current, peer-reviewed research outcomes on climate science, climate resilience, and climate action.

As part of this project, CASC will help flow-through $3 Million to CASC Member Institutions to engage over 200,000 K-12/CÉGEP youth in every province and territory across Canada.

The funds will support diverse, hands-on and locally relevant activities with an expected confirmed change in awareness and behaviours among participants, resulting in increased motivation to take action toward the reduction of greenhouse gases.


CASC MEMBER INSTITUTIONS can request up to $300,000 for programs delivered between April 2022 and October 2024 using the online application portal available at

GenAction.ca




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