About the Top 20 Under 20 Award
At Plan Canada, we know that youth have the power to change the world. Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.
With the Top 20 Under 20™ program, Plan Canada wants to celebrate youth who share in this vision and are impacting positive change—both locally and globally. Every year, 20 Canadians under the age of 20 will be selected for having demonstrated a significant level of innovation, leadership, and achievement in their communities and abroad.
Whether they are leading international disaster relief efforts, performing scientific research for disease prevention, or using creative talents to help others, we know Canada has some incredible youth who are planning to change the world. Plan is eager to share the many initiatives and efforts of these deserving young changemakers with the world to inspire and encourage young Canadian leaders for generations to come.
Top 20 Under 20™ is open to all Canadians under the age of 20 - regardless of race, gender and/or religious affiliations.