The Pivot Hub highlights youth-driven data and insights about important topics relating Canadian cities as they emerge from COVID-19.

PIVOT 2020

Pivot 2020 is a groundbreaking national project that aims to employ 1200 Canadian youth from 27 cities across Canada during the Summer of 2020 in order to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the youth workforce.

Urban Insights

We love data. We love sharing it, analyzing it, and most importantly, collecting it. We’re proud to offer comprehensive, intersectional insights on cities around the world.

Urban Dialogue

We offer a variety of programming to give young people the space to collaborate, innovate, discuss, and build a brighter future using our data as a baseline.

Urban Inventions

We’re building positive social change and global youthfulness through real, tangible projects—projects that activate, inspire, and disrupt.

Massive Movements

Pivot 2020

Pivot 2020 is a groundbreaking national project that aims to employ 1200 Canadian youth from 27 cities across Canada during the Summer of 2020 in order to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the youth workforce.

Black Lives Matter

Youthful Cities’ vision for the future is one where cities are built to be as connected, diverse, equitable, and accessible as possible, and we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the deep history of racism and anti-black violence that built the cities we call home. This racism is woven into the very structure of urban life—from housing, to policing, to the job market, to the justice system—and our work will never be complete until we as a society commit to ending the racism that affects every aspect of life here. Racism is alive in Canada, and it always has been, and we will never be free until it is eradicated. We offer our full, unequivocal support to the Black Lives Matter movement and to all those fighting for an end to racism, and we stand with you in that fight, now and always. We’re excited to create a platform with data, resources, and action points in order to help you be a part of this revolutionary movement.

Learn about your city

Since 2013 YouthfulCities has been measuring cities from the perspective of youth (ages 15-30). Through two global indexes, three Canadian Indexes and two global surveys we’ve measured infrastructure, cost of living, quality of life, access to education and much in between. All of this has been done in order to understand how youth feel about the “youthfulness” of their cities, and which cities place the greatest emphasis on supporting young people and people who identify as “youthful”.