The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

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RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 per project available to youth-led projects in our communities that will respond to one central question:

What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need?

RBC Future Launch Community Challenge Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation and RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future.

This Community Challenge goes far beyond Kenora, participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast.

By applying for a grant by September 30, 2019 and bringing a local project to life, youth will have opportunities to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work.

To learn more about eligible projects and how to apply:

  1. If you can, attend our information session on Wednesday September 25, 2019 12 pm in the Copperfin
    Boardroom, 2nd Floor.
  2. Download the Applicant Guide for all eligibility guidelines at:
  3. To apply by September 30/19 navigate to:

And Click the “Apply” button in the top right corner to register for an account.

Any questions call Tara or Crystal at 467-4427 or email or

Apply by September 30, 2019 and receive up to $15,000!

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is made possible thanks to support from the RBC Foundation, and is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.

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