Youth Climate Action Now



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Youth Climate Action Now!

The next generation of Canadians will be greatly affected by climate change in their lifetimes. It is important for them to understand the science and solutions behind this global challenge.

The Youth Climate Action Now (or YouCAN) project educates and engages thousands of teachers and young students across Atlantic Canada so that they can better understand the challenge we face.

What is YouCAN?

The Youth Climate Action Now (YouCAN) project is a new, collaborative initiative between four Atlantic Canadian education organizations which will engage youth and educators across four provinces with the goals of improving climate awareness and understanding of personal mitigation efforts, supporting educators across disciplines to educate on climate science and empowering youth to take action in their own lives and communities.

Over the project’s span, together with our partners, YouCAN will provide professional learning to 2,000 educators across the Atlantic provinces. Delivered at the provincial level, educators will receive locally focused support to meet provincial curriculum requirements. 

Over the 5 years of this project, 70,000 youth in the Atlantic provinces will be engaged, empowering them to lead hundreds of climate actions to address climate change in their communities.

Be part of the solution to climate change in your community!

Looking to learn more about how you can help with climate issues in your area? Reach out to Clean Foundation at, or get in touch with a provincial partner elsewhere in Atlantic Canada: 

Partner organizations: 

New Brunswick – The Gaia Project

The Gaia Project (“TGP”) is a New Brunswick-based charitable non-profit with the mission to empower youth to take action on climate change through education. For over 10 years, TGP has been providing in-class support to educators across New Brunswick and the unceded territory of the Wabanaki peoples by delivering hands-on experiences that ignite youth curiosity, enhance skill development, and provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate information related to the causes of and solutions to climate change.  

Newfoundland and Labrador – Conservation Corps Newfoundland & Labrador

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation across Newfoundland and Labrador. To foster awareness of climate change science, impacts and solutions in our communities, CCNL provides climate change education programming to classrooms; funding for youth-led climate action projects; and professional learning resources on climate change.

Prince Edward Island – STEAM PEI

STEAM PEI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math fields by fostering their curiosity and confidence through experiential learning opportunities.

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