Youth Engagement Funding Initiative

The Youth Engagement Funding Initiative (YEFI) is a funding opportunity offered by the Climate Change Education Centre that supports youth-based projects relating to climate change.  Providing up to $1000 in support to youth of Newfoundland and Labrador, monies may be used to enhance existing initiatives, or may be applied to the development of a new project.

Applications Are Now Open

How To Apply

  1. Read the YEFI Guidelines and Criteria.  
  2. Download, save and complete the fillable 2022-2023 YEFI Funding Application. 
  3. Email your completed application to Environmental Education Program Lead, Emily Cumming.

Application Deadline: January 13, 2023

Past projects have included environmental awareness campaigns, such as recycling and composting education, and climate action projects, such as the development of hydroponic gardens, beekeeping, and more.

Read previous YEFI Project Descriptions here.


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Listen to CCNL's Teaching Climate Change podcast series to support your plans to teach climate change to kids and teens. Teaching about climate change in the classroom can empower students through hands-on, inquiry-based learning, and can serve the development of deep learning initiatives in your school. This two-part podcast series was developed specifically for educators, traditional knowledge holders, and youth leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador.

About Us

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) provides climate change education programming to classrooms and youth serving organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador; funding for youth-led climate action projects; and professional learning resources on climate change. Our goal is to foster awareness of climate change science, impacts and solutions in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.

CCNL's climate education programming is supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Environment and Climate Change Newfoundland and Labrador, the Climate Change Education Centre, and the Youth Climate Action Now (YouCAN/TuPEUX) Atlantic partnership.