Pitch your innovative idea to a room full of youth-facing organizations for your chance to be paired with mentorship, funding and/or idea development services. All chosen applicants must be available on the afternoon of Friday, April 30, 2021.



Mathieu Laprise

Project Leader with Katimavik


Katimavik : 

This fully-immersive 5.5 month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities. The Katimavik National Experience challenges young people in Canada with a transformative experience to empower them to become

  • Supporters of Truth and Reconciliation across Canada;

  • Contributors to an eco-friendly and sustainable world;

  • Advocates for inclusiveness and diversity; and

  • Confident change-makers working towards a better Canada.

Inda Intiar
Blue Future Pathways Program Outreach Coordinator with Students on Ice

Blue Future Pathways / Students on Ice
Blue Futures Pathways aims to connect youth across Canada with learning resources, employment, training and funding in the Sustainable Blue Economy - including ocean, freshwater, wastewater and the cryosphere. Blue Futures Pathways places a particular focus on the inclusion and inspiration of under-represented and remotely located youth aged 14-30. 


Blue Futures Pathways is led by the Students on Ice Foundation, in partnership with ECO Canada and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), with funding from Canada's Ocean Supercluster, Mitacs and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.  

What we offer:

- A portal with job boards, educational materials and career development resources that they can take advantage of

- An internship program

- A mentorship program

- An opportunity to get involved in other ways, including by sharing their sustainable blue economy stories via speaking engagements, and other medium

Melissa Grandberg & Abigail Reinhart
Youth Partnership Coordinators with CECNB

Youth Partnership Initiative / CECNB
The Youth Partnership Initiative is aimed at engaging youth aged 15-30 in volunteer activities, projects and enterprises that address community issues they are passionate about. We are able to provide a wide variety of support including dedicated staff, some funding for your projects, travel, materials, equipment and supplies, training and learning opportunities, mentors, and other resources to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Lauren Beaton & Jennifer Colpitts
Youth Leadership Specialists with Canadian Wildlife Federation

WILD Outside / Canadian Wildlife Federation
WILD Outside is a national conservation-based youth leadership program for individuals between 15-18 years old. Learning alongside their peers from our Canadian Wildlife Federation facilitators, youth who join the WILD Outside program will enjoy opportunities for outdoor adventure and immersive nature experiences. They will also connect with other local participants in the planning and delivery of community-based conservation service projects in their own community designed to have a positive impact on their local environment.

Max Muehlen
CCC Youth Leadership Specialist for Atlantic Canada with Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Conservation Corps / Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Conservation Corps is a program by the CWF targeted at 18-30 year olds looking to get more involved in conservation. Participants are connected with nature through a two-week expedition in the outdoors, from sea-kaying along the coastal islands of BC to hiking in the Rocky Mountains, then move on to a three month placement with a conservation organizations like Hope For Wildlife a wildlife hospital in NS, Parks Canada at Pacific Rim National Park, Salmon research in the Yukon and more. Finally, participants bring their connection with nature and the conservation experience gained at their placement to their home communities, delivering service projects from shoreline cleanups, to creating pollinator gardens & education resources, to raising information through podcasts with conservation experts. Our program has helped a wide variety of participants build projects to make a difference in their local communities and we’re excited to be listening to your valuable pitches!

Vanessa Paesani

with B4C - Be.For.Change

Social change and money used to be on opposite ends of the spectrum -they're not anymore. BE.for.CHANGE Ventures' mission is accelerating people who are effecting positive change through entrepreneurship - both for- and non-profit. BE.for.CHANGE is offering a seat to their B4C Start ( program to one person at the 2021 Sustainapalooza! This is an online learning program focused on helping you launch your idea - the online learning is paired with 8 individualized executive coaching sessions with Vanessa Paesani ( We'll be selecting the winner with the following criteria:

  • Clarity of their why

  • Initial ideas on how to test that their idea might have a market

  • Dedication to 8 coaching sessions and solo learning time in the module

Jessica Hughes
Executive Director with Sackville 2020

Sackville 2020
***For New Brunswick based projects only*** Through her role with Sackville 20/20, Jessica can offer a mentorship power hour (as a 1:1 or in a group setting). Using the Appreciative Inquiry problem-solving framework, which uses positive questions to uncover strengths and opportunities about your project. She will also play a connector role and link you with additional resources and community partners to help you bring your vision to life.

Abigail Reinhart

Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator with Saint John Community Loan Fund

Financial literacy training is a free resource designed to help individuals understand and manage their financial world. The training is available in 1:1 sessions or in 5 modules delivered in a virtual group setting. The program focuses on 5 main areas: budgeting, banking, saving, consumerism, credit and assets.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YES Program) is a summer program for youth to build skills, engage with the community and start their own micro-business. 

The Loan Fund also offers the following services:

Enterprising Women - business accelerator program for women with a business idea or wanting to grow their existing business. offered in a virtual group setting or 1:1 coaching session with the facilitator.

Microloan program -  serves people throughout NB who have a business or back-to-work idea, but aren't supported by traditional banks. Instead of perfect credit scores, we rely on community connections to make good ideas happen.

LaunchSocial - is a financing program to catalyze the advancement of social purpose organizations and social purpose real estate developers.

Anna-Lee Vienneau
Communications and Networking Coordinator with Gaia Project

As part of our new Sustainable Career Project, we want to help connect youth to Green Industry leaders and local experts. We aim to showcase Green Careers across the province and help coordinate successful solution implementations in schools. If you have a school project related to a sustainable theme and are looking to connect with the right expert, we can help facilitate that connection.  We can also help provide more educational resources on Energy, Waste, Food, Transportation and Water. 

Cory Herc
Partnerships & Outreach Coordinator with #RisingYouth

#RisingYouth offers rapid, low-barrier-to-access microgrants to youth aged 15-30 to help them meet needs in their communities. Grants are available in amounts of $250 to $1500 and can cover most cost associated with a youth-led, volunteer-driven community benefit project anywhere within Canada.

Arianne Melara
Manager of Youth Initiatives, Policy, and Stakeholder Engagement with NBMC & Imagine NB

Imagine NB is an intensive, bilingual, intercultural leadership accelerator to support the ideas, talents and passions of immigrant youth.  Over the year, Imagine NB delegates will participate in a blend of weekend retreats and virtual sessions that explore diverse topics and prominent economic and social sectors in the province. During these sessions, delegates gain leadership skills, learn about New Brunswick’s wealth of opportunities, explore new regions, and work as a team. The program also pairs delegates with a mentor from their community. At the end of the program, they will have created an individual community project and leadership portfolio.

Tahlia Ferlatte

Economic Development Officer


You’re invited to be an architect of the Town of Riverview's future! Riverview offers small-scale grants for actions and ideas that will contribute to the overall sustainability of the Town. Eligible projects must be community-driven and create meaningful impact and community awareness for the goals outlined in the Town's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. The maximum contribution for a project is $1,000.00.