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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. RBCAudacious 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.

Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes the leadership of young Canadians through international delegations, research projects, and advocacy initiatives.



YDC provides hands-on training programs and establishes key partnerships that give our delegates exclusive access to high-level geopolitical and global governance summits including the World Bank & IMF, OECD, UN, NKS, WTO, the Y20 (Youth 20) and the Y7 (Youth 7).
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YDC researches and publishes commentary on public and global affairs through the Young Diplomats Journal, and partners with the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs G20 Research Group.
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YDC advocates for policies that represent the interests of young people and professionals through direct engagement with government officials and agencies, as well as with international institutions, organizations, and businesses.
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The Young Diplomats Journal is the official thought leadership hub for Young Diplomats of Canada.