Overview

Studio Y is an invitation to ask the uncomfortable, try the unreasonable and pursue the impossible – and it’s a sandbox to do all of this together with others.

We do most of our work with young people aged 18-29 years old at the intersection of learning, innovation, changemaking and leadership.

Studio Y is an immersive Fellowship for young people committed to driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems around us. Studio Y is an 8-month full-time commitment that supports Fellows with a $20,000 stipend.

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OUR PURPOSE

To build a movement of young innovators working toward an equitable, thriving and sustainable world.

OUR VALUES

  • Bold humility
  • Moonshooting
  • Intersectionality
  • Continuous learning
  • Purposeful play

BACKGROUND

Studio Y is made possible through a $10 million, 5-year investment by the Government of Ontario and guided by Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed.

Studio Y is an eight-month Fellowship that challenges Ontario’s most ambitious young people to tackle the province’s toughest social problems.

Each year, Studio Y invites 25 young people to MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest innovation hub, to develop their personal and professional skills, work on meaningful community projects and engage with changemakers of all types from across the province.

The Fellowship is self-directed, experiential and demanding.

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