Youth Community Partnership Stream

The Youth Community Partnership stream is designed to support communities and youth impacted by COVID-19.  Through this stream, communities can provide youth with opportunities to contribute to their community while gaining work-related skills and experience for future job opportunities or their return to school.
Note: The CWRG program is not intended to meet the same needs as the B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG). Please carefully review the objective and criteria of the CWRG program before applying. If you are an employer looking to train new or current employees, the ETG program may be the right program for you. Please go to to learn more about the ETG program.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Non-profit community providers
  • Non-profit environmental organizations
  • Local governments
  • Indigenous communities
  • Employer Associations
  • Chambers of Commerce

Please refer to the Youth Community Partnership stream criteria for a complete list of eligibility requirements.


  • The maximum funding per application is $110,000
  • The maximum funding per participant is $10,000 per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)
  • This amount is cumulative across CWRG-funded projects within the same fiscal year

Expected Outcome:

As the economy recovers, youth will be able to use the work-related skills and experience they gain to enter, or return to, the labour force or to move on to further education and training.

Current Status:

  • The Youth Community Partnership stream will be accepting applications from communities province-wide starting June 29, 2020.
  • The application deadline is October 31, 2020. Projects with delivery start-dates after October 31 are permitted as long as the application is received no later than October 31.  All projects must be completed before March 31, 2021.

To assist applicants in submitting applications for this stream, please employ the user's guide customized for the Youth Community Partnership stream.