through your support we’re going to change our community

Dare to be Youth Charity (DTBY) supports leadership development opportunities and initiatives that build, empower, and inspire transformation and resilience in our students. Our long-term goal is to see businesses and people within our community continue to be engaged and contribute so that we can sustain giving in an even bigger way.

our Youth Inspire Series Partner

We are happy to announce RBC as our official Youth Inspire Series Partner.

Visit the YICD 2023 for updates on this years event being held on November 5th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Our ​​Online learning platform partner

A grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation enabled DTBY to implement the technology to offer a series of online courses and programs to youth across Ontario. This Enhance Your Finance course is just the beginning, and we are excited to use this as a launchpad for several more programs for youth in the near future.

our community equity and inclusion strategy partner

A grant from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) enabled DTBY to onboard an equity and inclusion consultant to evaluate DTBY’s program curriculum and lead the development of a new series of programs designed to engage youth in conversations around racism and allyship. This will will support DTBY’s efforts to modernize and adapt to community needs by ensuring our programs are inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.

“Catalyzed by a transformative grant from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, Dare to Be Youth has embarked on an incredible journey to empower our youth. Their dedication to fostering an inclusive and representative community space was evident at the Youth Inspire Community Day. Witnessing the positive impact of the Canada Community Services Recovery Fund firsthand, I am proud to support Dare to Be Youth in their mission to champion equity, dialogue, and positive transformation among our youth.”
The Honorable Karina Gould, MP for Burlington | Leader of the Government in the House of Commons / leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Mending the Chasm, we continue our work to build our team’s muscle and practice to be a more inclusive and equitable organization, and exploring ways that we can continue to support youth in our community.

NFP commUNITY partners

DTBY is committed to working with community partners to reach students from underrepresented populations, and we have adapted our programming to focus on the needs of these populations.

thank you to our 2024 change partners

DTBY 2023 in kind sponsors

a special thanks to our private donors

  • Carolyn and Tony Hidalgo & Family
  • Donald Belovich
Youth inspire community day had a big impact on how I think when overcoming obstacles. Before, I though that it’s better to leave things alone rather than to overcome difficulties. Now, I know that it’s worth it to keep pushing through setbacks because it can get you to a better place than before.
Youth Inspire Community Day is an opportunity for students to work towards a common goal – strengthening leadership skills, as well as applying resilience to everyday life. This is taught through the real life experiences of guest speakers, activities, and discussions among peers. This day impacts and resonates with the students positively, having learned about failure, ownership, and change. This day inspires those to achieve great things, and to always…
The impacts of Youth Inspire Community Day are astounding. I don’t think many people realize how reassuring it can be to have people talk about their struggles and how they overcame them. I didn’t know how helpful this event would be until I joined. I was immediately engaged by all the excited vibes and energy I could feel from the speakers! My heart goes out to everyone who participated and…

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