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Youth Innovation Showcase Recipient of RBC Grant

March | 2021

The Science Fair Foundation of BC is proud to announce that the Youth Innovation Showcase has received RBC Future Launch funding from the RBC Foundation.


"Empowering young people to stay future ready starts with coming together — to share stories, advice, ideas, and to learn from each other,” says Mark Beckles, Senior Director, Youth Strategy and Innovation, RBC. “In our current reality, doing this in a physical setting has become impossible, while the need to connect has become even greater. Together with the Science Fair Foundation BC, we have continued to pivot and adapt our programming and resources to this new normal. The Youth Innovation Showcase is just one of the ways RBC and Science Fair Foundation of BC are helping young people stay future focused.”


Hae Young Kim, Community Manager First Avenue Market for RBC Royal Bank will be presenting a virtual cheque to the Science Fair Foundation’s Executive Director Madeleine Guenette as a part of a virtual youth science communication workshop at 4pm on Wednesday March 31st. 


"We are so thankful to RBC Foundation for their support of the Youth Innovation Showcase,” said Science Fair Foundation BC’s Executive Director Madeleine Guenette. “The grant makes it possible for our educational programs and innovation competition to reach and serve more young people in BC and Yukon.” 


About RBC Future Launch: 

RBC Future Launch is a 10-year, $500 million commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. With a focus on networking, skills development, practical work experience and mental wellbeing supports and services, the initiative aims to help break down the barriers facing young people. In 2020, RBC committed to investing $50 million from now to 2025 through RBC Future Launch to create meaningful and transformative pathways to prosperity for up to 25,000 BIPOC youth with investments in areas such as skills development and mentoring.


About the Youth Innovation Showcase: 

The Youth Innovation Showcase exists to help youth refine their innovative ideas and showcase their solutions to industry, academia and investors. Youth between the ages of 12-24 from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to take part in monthly virtual mentorship workshops, founder talks and site tours. The Showcase brings together experts from different innovative industries. Over the course of the year, youth can refine their ideas, products and pitches and submit them as a part of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase for a chance to win one of three $5,000 awards! 


Media availability: 


Executive Director of the Science Fair Foundation of BC, Madeleine Guenette is available for interviews.


To arrange, please contact Ada Slivinski ada@jampr.co 604.202.1167 


Follow Youth Innovation Showcase on social media: 

Instagram: @youthinnovationshowcase

Facebook: youthinnovationshowcase



Website: https://www.sciencefairs.ca/youth-innovation-showcase/ 

RBC Future Launch: rbc.com/futurelaunch