Apathy is Boring is a non-partisan, charitable organization that supports and educates youth to be active and contributing citizens in Canada’s democracy.
Our vision is a Canada where every young Canadian is an active and creative citizen, and youth are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of the democratic process. This is more than just voting. It is about supporting young people to take charge of the conditions that they live in.
Apathy is Boring accomplishes its mission through three core programs:
Our RISE program, an initiative of Canada Service Corps, empowers and engages young people all year round. It provides an opportunity for young people to get involved and take action on issues facing communities on a local level.
Our VOTE program is about making it easy for young people to navigate elections on all levels of government. We provide resources and break down information to make it easier for young people to get to the polls.
Our YOUTH FRIENDLY program targets organizations and municipalities who want to better engage young people. We provide a range of services and resources to help get the youth voice heard.
About Apathy is Boring
Apathy is Boring is the only youth-led, non-partisan Canadian charitable organization that offers programming aimed at unengaged youth 18 - 35 years old, mobilizing them to become active citizens, while at the same time working with civil society and government to engage youth in decision-making.
Since 2004 Apathy is Boring has distinguished itself as a credible leader by reaching millions of young Canadians and working with partners as diverse as Elections Canada, Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, MTV/MuchMusic, Dose.ca, and many more to engage youth across Canada.
What People Are Saying
"Apathy is Boring showed me what can be done even though you may not be someone that's in power. We all have power and we just need to learn how to use it. People really can feel your passion and they get motivated and are interested. It's the social change language."
— RISE Ambassador, Toronto hub
"Having one person tapped into this community of Apathy is Boring, and more generally just getting young people to care about Canadian politics, has given a lot of people within my social network access to that information and the amazing opportunities that the organization provides."
— RISE Ambassador, Montreal hub