Community Impact Hub: Jane-Finch

Getting you ready to be a changemaker

The Community Impact Hub supports the leadership and creativity of youth, ages 18-29

In creating a more equitable and welcoming community in the Jane and Finch.
The Hub is an umbrella program for Skills for Change’s youth leadership initiatives in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood.
Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
Click here to read a full report about the program.

The Hub provides youth with:

Comprehensive Leadership and Social Innovation Training 

Collaborative working space and access to networks and resources

Community Development and seed funding opportunities

Social Innovation Training (12 weeks)

  • Leadership for Community Impact
  • Career advancement for youth
  • Economic Empowerment for youth
  • Field trips

Community Development Experiences

  • Program participants will access meaningful placements in local youth and all-ages programs.
  • Participants will develop their own social innovation plans supported by a mentor.

Seed Funding Opportunities

  • Social innovation plans will be presented in an event that will gather program sponsors and entrepreneurs.
  • The 3 best business plans will receive seed funding.

Job Development and one-on-one support

  • Youth will access support to implement their own employment or career development strategy.
  • Our dedicated team of Job Developers assist youth in accessing employment opportunities.

Contact Info

For registration and further information:

Tania Lewis, Program Assistant

Phone: 416.658 3101 Ext 120


 Eligibility Criteria


  • Youth ages 18-29
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have a desire to create a positive change in the Jane and Finch community
  • Are interested in working with early youth or children programming
  • Have a desire to create your own social innovation plan
  • Available to commit to the full duration of the program
  • Available to participate in a placement or volunteer opportunity

Funded by


In partnership with