2019 Youth Innovation Day

May 30, 2019
Waterloo Region, Ontario

Youth Innovation Day (iDay) Overview

iDay was developed by JA Canada in 2017 to help high school students understand and explore entrepreneurship, innovation and growing opportunities provided by innovation in Canada. Having developed insight and skills, students will return to their schools and communities with a new perspective on what is possible and how they can help make a positive impact for all Canadians.

Students from across Ontario will explore the innovation culture as inspired by the Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smaller, Smarter, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier and Happier book released by former Governor General Rt. Hon. David Johnston and Tom Jenkins.  In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, students will take part in interactive activities related to innovation, participate in roundtable discussions with both new and experienced entrepreneurs, and enjoy the opportunity to learn about life as an entrepreneur from some of Canada’s best role models.

iDay is a signature event for Canadian Innnovation week and is co-presented by Rideau Hall Foundation.


iDay 2019

Location: Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles St. W., Kitchener, ON

Date: May 30, 2019


Our goal for the day is to enhance the participants understanding of innovation in the real world and inspire them to continue learning after high school. Youth will be exposed to the Canadian Innovation eco system, explore the concept of innovation, and celebrate Canadian innovators, innovations and how they have shaped Canadian lives. 



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For more information email Ossana Ber, Communications & Events Coordinator.



Thank you to our Co-Presenting Partner Rideau Hall Foundation.


Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.