Contest gives Canadian Youth a Chance to Make a Difference


 Guest Post By Samantha Sadaka, Contest Coordinator

Working with communities to provide children with brighter futures is what we do, so it makes sense to introduce Canadian youth to our global story. That’s how #TheRightStuffContest was born.

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is recruiting Grade 10 students in the Greater Toronto Area to advocate for their vulnerable peers around the world by competing to become the organization’s first youth ambassador.


The winner of #TheRightStuffContest will help CCFC share its message while receiving more than they might expect in return. It’s a chance to:

Visit India – an experience of a lifetime

The youth ambassador will visit Thiruppair, India with CCFC staff and Rachel Bonnetta, FOX Sports’ host and volunteer. Together, they’ll complete the following simple, but life-changing tasks:

  • help install toilets and water taps
  • help clean up the community
  • plant a local garden
  • read stories and play with children

Build essential skills for their résumé

Through #TheRightStuffContest, participants will speak publicly on global issues affecting children in poverty and build other life skills.

  • they’ll refine their video-editing chops, creating a 30-second video explaining why they should be CCFC’s youth ambassador
  • they’ll gain experience in leadership, time-management, communication, digital media and more

Share a life-altering experience

The youth ambassador will learn about global issues affecting youth and tell others about their experience. They’ll share stories, photos and videos, explaining:

  • the cultural differences and similarities between youth in Canada and India
  • issues affecting the community of Thiruppair

Help thousands of children and youth

This can happen in more ways than one:

Create lasting positive change

The youth ambassador will have a great opportunity to raise their voice for positive change and give back through volunteering. They’ll:

  • help create better living conditions for people in Thiruppair
  • raise awareness about issues impacting vulnerable children around the world
  • gain a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them

For more details, visit or the related Facebook Group. And, stay tuned for more news as our first youth ambassador begins their journey with CCFC.


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