About London Life Youth United
United Way is committed to nurturing leadership and volunteerism in young people in order to support their initiative and contribution to the development of a strong and caring community.
One of the ways United Way offers youth the opportunity to play a more active role and have some decision-making power in their communities is through our London Life Youth United program. Youth United is sponsored by London Life through the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.
London Life Youth United provides small grants to youth-initiated and youth-led volunteer teams that have developed a creative action plan to address an issue related to poverty, mental health, children & youth or newcomers . With the support of teachers, principals, community leaders, their peers, United Way and others, London Life Youth United applicants develop their own solutions and responses to the problems that concern them. They learn skills necessary to design, implement, monitor and evaluate meaningful and relevant community projects.