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Our Programs

JCI Canada offers various programs to empower young individuals in different areas

JCI projects

Outstanding Young People

The Outstanding Young Persons of the World program is a global initiative organized by JCI Canada. It aims to recognize and celebrate the achievements of exceptional young individuals who excel in their chosen fields and have made a positive impact on society.

Here are some key aspects of the TOYP program:


  • Focus: Recognizes young people (typically under 40) who demonstrate excellence in various fields and inspire others with their achievements and dedication.

  •  Selection: Individuals are nominated in specific categories, with an international panel selecting up to ten honorees from all nominations.

  • Impact: Aims to inspire young people through recognizing exemplary individuals, promoting social responsibility, and encouraging them to strive for excellence and contribute to the betterment of society.

The TOYP program has been running since 1983, honoring over 200 individuals from 47 countries. Past recipients include well-known figures like John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, and Jackie Chan, highlighting the program's reach and recognition of diverse achievements.

Public Speaking & Debate Training

Effective Speaking

JCI Canada offers a public speaking and debate program focused on developing and empowering young individuals in these crucial communication skills.

  • Participants can hone their public speaking and debate skills, becoming more confident and articulate communicators.

  • Networking: JCI programs foster connections with like-minded individuals, building valuable professional and personal networks.

  • Personal Growth: The program encourages critical thinking, research skills, and the ability to present arguments effectively, contributing to overall personal development.

To participate in this program, contact your JCI local organization, or Join JCI

Creative Young Entrepreneur

Are you an innovator, entrepreneur or business professional?

The JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur (CYE) Program is a competition with the main objective to motivate and inspire young leaders. Through the JCI CYE program, young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their running business and help them improve it to a higher level. In order to encourage the young entrepreneurs to use their critical and creative skills in depth, they will be able to submit their businesses through a Business Plan Template with the opportunity of having it reviewed by delegated experts.  

Entry qualifications 
Participation: Participation is open to both JCI members, and non-JCI members
Age restrictions: Applicants MUST be between the ages of 18-40 years old
Status of business: Applicants must have a registered and running business. The business can be either a startup looking for funding, prototype company launched, already a full business 

Other Programs

  • Regional Ambassador Program

  • Local Officer Training (LOTS)

  • National Awards

  • International Awards

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