The CanGap Impact Fellowship is a 3-month skill development and project management program helping Canadian gap year and post-secondary students (ages 17 – 25) access hands-on experience in turning ideas into real impact projects.

Over the course of 3-months, participants will engage in a 4-day bootcamp accelerator to get clear on their project idea, weekly skill development workshops to guide the execution of your project, 1:1 coaching with an experience mentor, and $1,000 micro-grant to bring their project to life.

Program Overview

The program offers two cohorts: October to December 2023 and January to March 2024.

  • Month One – October/January: Kick-off your project with a 4-day bootcamp (October 3 – 6 OR January 9 – 12 from 10AM to 12PM EST) where we’ll dive into your interests, your project goals, and everything you need to know to lead a kick-butt, meaningful project. After completing your Bootcamp, you’ll receive 50% of your $1,000 project micro-grant and the remaining 50% after submitting your project budget for review.
  • Month Two – November/February: Every week following bootcamp, you’ll meet with your Program Lead and cohort to dive into skill building workshops that level-up your abilities, your confidence, and move you closer to your project goals. You’ll also meet weekly with your Project Coach to keep you on track throughout the 3 months as you work to plan, implement, and report on your service project.
  • Month Three – December/March: By the end of month three, you will have implemented your project and be responsible for evaluating and reporting on the success of it. Don’t worry if not everything goes the way you imagined – that’s where the greatest learning comes in!


  • Receive $1,000 to build an impact project in your community.
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.


  • Open to Canadians aged 17 – 25.
  • New immigrants and refugees are also eligible.

What kind of projects can you build during your fellowship?

  • Host a fundraiser for a local women’s shelter or organization you support
  • Direct an art show that shares powerful pieces by youth in your community
  • Host a cultural dinner and evening for your neighbors and friends (celebrate black excellence, Indigenous culture, and more!)
  • Lead awareness campaigns on the dangers of fast fashion or mass tourism
  • Organize a community-wide park or beach clean-up

As long as your project highlights a community service element, social or environmental justice topic, the sky’s the limit!

How To Apply

The program offers two cohorts: October to December 2023 and January to March 2024.

For more information, visit CanGap Impact Fellowship.

Deadline for Submission: September 22, 2023

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