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How We’re Taking Action

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We’re bringing young people together with community leaders and partners across the private and public sectors to help them prepare for the future of work.

We are intentional and thoughtful about the action we take, determined to make the most meaningful impact we can. We have looked at where efforts and investment are needed most to equip all youth with the tools and resources they can most use to succeed.


Youth reached through our projects and charitable partner programs.


Of youth surveyed say they are better prepared for the workforce after participating in a Future Launch funded program.

Over 840

Community partners work with RBC across Canada to support youth.

Over $330 million

Invested in programs and resources across the country since 2017.

We’re changing the way we do things at RBC

We know that real change comes from within. We’re committed to making a long-term transformation here at RBC, and these are just some of the initiatives already underway.

Purposeful Action and Support

Actions Against Systemic Racism

In 2020, we committed to providing $50 million in focused funding through RBC Future Launch, to create meaningful and transformative pathways to prosperity for 25,000 BIPOC youth by 2025, with investments in areas such as skills development and mentoring.

Learn more about our commitment to BIPOC youth

RBC Action Plan Against Systemic Racism

Virtual Support Where It’s Needed

There is no question that young people were disproportionately impacted by the economic fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with education, employment, and mental health all significantly affected. RBC Future Launch offers ways for youth to stay engaged, connected and empowered through virtual opportunities that are always easy to access:

Future Launch at Home

RBC Upskill Powered by FutureFit AI

Mental Well-being Supports and Services

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