From coast to coast, young Canadians are leading the environmental movement showing us what innovation and creativity can do to create lasting impacts. The Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program celebrates and rewards these young leaders creating positive change in their community by sharing their story through a national platform. We receive a myriad of applications across Canada each year and our judges have the difficult task of selecting 25 youth to celebrate.
Now in its 10th year, the Top 25 Program has amplified and connected over 300 environmental youth leaders and inspired hundreds of applicants to share their stories or build relationships in the social impact space. Winners have come from all provinces and territories and have been as young as 8. The Top 25 have gone on to chair sustainability boards, speak at TEDx events, define policy, and lead incredible initiatives, such as a program that has transferred 4,000 pounds of leftover food to food banks.
Our finalists have been given the opportunity to write for a national platform, gain mentorship, join a speaker’s bureau, gain support from the organization’s co-founders, and build relationships with a network of 300+ other environmental leaders.
We Need Your Help
Our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program wouldn’t be what it is without our community. Every year we strive to showcase the best in Canadian youth environmentalism, but we can’t do it alone! We need your nominations so we can continue empowering youth across Canada to create lasting, amazing change.
The Starfish values an environment that is not only free from discrimination, but that is also proactively inclusive. We encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply.