This award recognizes a young individual (student, postdoctoral fellow, researcher, entrepreneur, etc.) under the age of 35 who proposes an innovative and compelling evidence-based policy that will make a positive difference to Canadians. This award is designed not only to highlight innovative, evidence-driven policy ideas by policy students and young professionals, but also to encourage young people not currently studying, or working on, public policy to share their policy ideas. The Youth Excellence Award positively impacts the lives of all winners and runners up, view the impact of this award.
Eligible recipients include all young Canadian residents under 35, regardless of their field of study or work.