Grant opportunities

The foundation fulfills its mission by providing financial support to young people with projects to cultivate their personal growth, promote sustainable development or discover the world.

This financial support is made available through travel grants. At this time, the foundation offers three types of grants in 2017:

¤ Individual Traveller grants are primarily geared towards young people who are undertaking a project or internship for personal or professional development.

¤ Mary Barclay - First trip grants  is awarded to young adults aged 18 to 24 who wish to travel on their own for the first time

¤ Sleep for Peace grant (video contest)  is designed to support projects involving reflexion on travel conscious mindset in connexion with tolerance and peace between people.

Our grant program is made possible thanks to the support of our partners, who, like us, want to see young people thrive and succeed.

Please help us pursue our mission! We need your support to diversity our grants and award them to a greater number of young people.

Click on the links below to find out more about each grant, their deadlines and to download the application form.




  • ¤   Eligibility period for your travel project: from October 1st, 2017 to September 31, 2018

  • ¤   Deadline for submitting an application for :
    • - Sleep for Peace grant- VIDEO CONTEST: AUgust 18, 2017
    • - Mary Barclay - First Trip grant: September 1st, 2017
    • - Individual Traveller grant September 1st, 2017  
  • ¤   Evaluation of all grant requests: September 2017
  • ¤   Recipients unveiling: octobre 2017

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • ¤   Click on the « Read more » link below to access the eligibility and selection criteria specific to each grant as well as the application form.



If you want to apply for a grant and meet the eligibility criteria, you must select the grant that corresponds to your project and complete the relevant form.

If you have any questions, email us at : .

Please send the required documents by email at or by mail. In the latter case, the stamp serves as proof of the shipping date of the application.:

Grant[Name of the grant] 2017 FTJ-YTF
3514 ave Lacombe,
Montréal, QC


Grant programs

Programmes de bourses
Individual Traveller Grant

This grant is geared toward young people who want to set off solo to discover the world. 


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Programmes de bourses
Mary Barclay - First Trip grant

This grant is awarded to young adults aged 18 to 24 who wish to travel on their own for the first time.


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Programmes de bourses
"Sleep for peace" VIDEO CONTEST

In 2017, this grant will promotes world peace through a video contest.


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One-way ticket - Fundraising event

Oct 12, 2016

The fund raising event for the Youth Travel Foundation is a way to support the next generation of young travelers. It’s also the chance to have a good time with professionals

On September 21st, HI Canada sleeps for peace and for the good cause!

Sep 09, 2016

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Support the foundation

By supporting the foundation, you are not only encouraging a score of young people to grow, achieve their dreams and thrive through highly enriching travel experiences and human connections... you are also helping to make that happen!

It is also an opportunity to support the development of a fairer, more responsible form of tourism.