Making aspirations reality

Connecting Indigenous youth with opportunities and resources to grow as leaders

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The Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund was established to support emerging Indigenous youth leaders creating meaningful change within and beyond their communities.

Whether it's a social entrepreneurship idea or a community service project, apply for the grant that speaks to your needs and we'll work together to make it happen.

More than funding

Ongoing support

Our experienced team offers project mentorship


Facilitated connections with other grantees and professionals


Share your impact story on our platform to inspire others

Apply at your own pace

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis


  • You identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit and reside in Canada
  • You are between the ages of 15 and 35
  • You haven't received a Samuel Youth Leadership Fund grant within one calendar year


As this funding is linked to the Connected North program, priority will be given to applications that are based in northern, remote communities as well as content providers who are involved with supporting schools who are part of the Connected North program. Please see the map and location of schools involved with the program.

Priority will also be given to new applicants who have not yet received grant funding from the Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund in prior years.

Applications are currently closed due to high demand, please e-mail cnylf (at) to be notified when they reopen!


The Samuel Connected North Youth Leadership Fund is a TakingITGlobal initiative with support from The Samuel Family Foundation

  • Connected North
  • Samuel Family Foundation
  • TakingITGlobal