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Social Innovation Challenge: What's your humanitarian solution? (online)

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Interested in humanitarian aid work? Have ideas for responding to crises around the world?

Join us on January 27 for the Canadian Red Cross Social Innovation Challenge!

Led by the Youth Advisory Committee, the Social Innovation Challenge will allow teams of 3-5 to present their solution to a current humanitarian challenge. The challenge will focus on the current Myanmar refugee crisis and mass population movements.

Teams can register to attend an in-person event in Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary, or register to compete online! The challenge is open to individuals aged 18-30 of all educational backgrounds and levels of expertise.

This page is to register to compete online.

  • To register for the Vancouver, BC in-person event, click here.

  • To register for the Toronto, ON in-person event, click here.

  • To register for the Calgary, AB in-person event, click here.

Here’s how it works:

Round 1

1. Register your team to compete.

2. On January 27, we'll give you the details of the challenge, and you'll have five hours to prepare your solution. You will have until 4 p.m. YOUR LOCAL TIME to complete the challenge.

3. You will be provided with a Google Drive link where you can upload your finished video presentation and assets.

3. Your solution will be judged by our team of experts and one winner will be selected each in Vancouver, Toronto and online.

4. The winning team in each area will win:

  • A lunch and learn with a Canadian Red humanitarian! This is your opportunity to discuss your solution, make improvements and find out more about working as a humanitarian!

Round 2

1. Each of the three winning teams will have two weeks to make changes to their solution.

2. You'll submit a video presentation to our panel if judges in Ottawa and they'll select the final winner.

3. The winning team will win:

  • A free online course for each team member from Humanitarian U

  • A mentorship with a Canadian Red Cross humanitarian

  • Your solution featured on the Canadian Red Cross blog

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the conversation about one of the biggest humanitarian crises happening today.

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