Catapult: Moving Learning Forward

Catapult is a national, community-building program that aims to increase equity of learning access for youth.

It does this by channeling resources to community programs, helping them build know-how, capacity, funding, evaluation frameworks, partnerships, and infrastructure. For smaller organizations and communities, Catapult Canada will reduce their isolation and bring them into a broader community of success and knowledge sharing. At the same time, larger organizations can extend their reach into new or smaller communities, providing key insights and supports.

Catapult provides valuable and up-to-date resources ranging from new funding opportunities to evaluation supports, new research on promising practices, and more. The platform will also serve as a base for other Catapult activities, such as the Access Innovation Fund and a mentoring/coaching resource for communities and youth-serving organizations.

In the context of Catapult, learning refers to education, skills training, and setting out on productive career paths. It’s the freedom to chart your own destiny, and it should be available to all young people across the country and in every community.