We empower youth to

build a better world, for themselves and others.

We are a bilingual Canadian education nonprofit that teaches youth how to make a positive impact in their communities. We do so through accessible social innovation programs that enable students to grow their confidence and to tackle the complex challenges of our modern world.

Our learning experiences are adapted on yearly basis to reflect the latest insights and best practices in pedagogy and child psychology in order to ensure that our work brings value to the youth whom we serve.

We believe that each and every one of us has the same potential, though not everyone is given the same chance to let it bloom.

Our programs enable transformative learning experiences for youth of all socio-economic backgrounds. Unlike other organizations who engage young people who are already technology - or entrepreneurship - inclined, we believe in mobilizing students who come from a variety of backgrounds and who may not even recognize their own potential.

🙌🏿 The #oneforall movement 🙌🏾

Our programs are free for public schools and for youth coming from low income families and marginalized communities. This is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, and to our #oneforall initiative for participating independent and private schools. 

We align our work with the UN's Global Goal for a sustainable future.

UpstartED was born out of the need to give young people equitable access to transformative learning experiences that will better prepare them for the future. Our focus is on social innovation because we recognize the increasingly important role that technology will play in our society, as well as the potential that technology has to uplift people out of poverty. That is why we prioritize serving public schools and community centers, focusing first and foremost on marginalized and financially disadvantaged communities.


We are a Canadian nonprofit whose programs equip students between the ages of 12 to 18 with the mindsets and skills required to become responsible innovators who build a better world, for all.


We acknowledge and respect the land and territory in which UpstartED stands. We have the privilege to stand on the land of the Mohawks of Kahnawa:ke that belong to the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee confederacy, historically recognized as the Keepers of the Eastern Door, guardians against invasions from the east from British and French forces. As an organization that empowers youth to be positive agents of change, we recognize the importance of reconciliation efforts in Canada and across the world.

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+1 (514) 699-6227


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We align our work with the United Nations SDGs

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