The Youth 7 (Y7) is one of Formal G7 Engagement Group Summits held alongside the G7 Summit, bringing together youth delegates to represent the millions of young people who live, study and work across G7 member states and the European Union.
Each year, Y7 delegates meet to negotiate and form policy recommendations for the G7 that reflect the priorities of young people. Forming a Y7 Communiqué, the recommendations are presented directly to G7 leaders.
This year, the Youth 7 Summit will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.
The Audacious Challenge
This year, Canada has the opportunity to host young delegates from across the G7, leading up to the 2018 G7 Summit, which will focus on a number of core policy themes. RBC, Audacious Futures and Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) have come together in anticipation of the Summit to invite youth across the G7 to pitch their big ideas through the launch of the RBC Audacious G7 Youth Challenge.
While most policy summits are limited to high-level officials and a few youth delegates, the RBC Audacious G7 Youth Challenge aims to connect, enable, and mobilize G7 youth with external stakeholders on their big ideas, allowing unprecedented opportunity for young innovators to have their voices heard and responded to.
Calling all G7 Youth!
The finalists will have an opportunity to showcase their ideas at a Post-Summit Event in late May in Toronto to influencers and external stakeholders. The top finalists in each policy theme will be announced at the Toronto Event and awarded prizes from the total prize pool of $7,500, provided by RBC, as well as connected to other youth, companies, government, and external stakeholders in attendance.