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Let's get creative.

In Waterloo Region, we know that creativity can be applied to many things, whether that’s in technology, science, writing, art, mechanics, sports… you name it! We’re here to see our youth’s creativity continue for generations by supporting their endeavours in innovation.

How it all started
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A little history lesson on our creative lineage

When creativity is defined as the ability to solve problems with fresh perspectives, Waterloo Region has proven itself time and again...but the lineage ends here if our generation doesn’t act now to pass the creative baton onto the next. It’s on us to keep the creativity coming!

CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE SUCCESSES!

Nobel Prize Winners

We have two in our region awarded for excellence in their contributions to physics.

BlackBerry

Research In Motion created the first smartphone called BlackBerry in Waterloo, which changed our methods of communicating for good.

Blue Bin Recycling Program

The blue bin recycling program was invented right here in Waterloo Region—it launched widely in Kitchener in 1983!

IMAX

The powerful theatre was invented by a few high school students from GCI.

Nobel Prize Winners

We have two in our region awarded for excellence in their contributions to physics.

BlackBerry

Research In Motion created the first smartphone called BlackBerry in Waterloo, which changed our methods of communicating for good.

Blue Bin Recycling Program

The blue bin recycling program was invented right here in Waterloo Region—it launched widely in Kitchener in 1983!

IMAX

The powerful theatre was invented by a few high school students from GCI.
Money

The innovation you see above is just a small showing of the life-changing ideas that have been developed right here in our own backyard. Enter the Youth Creativity Fund: a tool to keep 👏🏼 that 👏🏿 creativity 👏🏾 coming.👏🏻

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How it works

The Youth Creativity Fund fosters creative confidence by connecting creative ideas, designed by students, with donations from people passionate about seeing youth creativity flourish. After all: creative confidence is built through having the opportunity to try, experiment, fail… and succeed.

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Get inspired

Check out how young people in Waterloo Region are practicing their creativity.

Leya Oommen and Ellen Brisley

As part of a pitch for the Technovation competition, Leya Oommen and Ellen Brisley created an app to help with disaster aid, building a more efficient way for organizations and donors to coordinate aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Leya Oommen and Ellen Brisley

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Our supporters

Now, more than ever, is the time to show our youth that we believe in them. Problem-solving creativity remains a vital source of new perspectives, ideas, and inventions—the fuel of a prosperous community. It is through the support of people like YOU that our Region can continue to thrive on truly creative thinking. By donating to the fund, you’re helping to keep our youths’ creativity HERE.

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Resources

Stuck in a brainstorming sesh? We have tons of great resources to help you cross that finish line. We can’t wait to help jumpstart your creativity!