Empowering youth, building community, making impact

AYEDI is a federally registered non-partisan, non-profit organization that instills civic engagement and social development amongst newcomer, refugee, and first and second generation Afghan youth in Canada.

Afghan Youth Engagement and Development Initiative

What we do

Our Mission

Led by Afghan-Canadian youth, for Afghan-Canadian youth, our focus is to provide Afghan-Canadian youth with opportunities to grow in their personal, educational, and vocational journeys, and to build their capacity to express their voices and be heard.

Build community capacity, networking, and knowledge sharing

Provide enriched programming activities and opportunities

Support inclusive engagement and advocacy

Our Blog

Check out the latest posts from our monthly blog where we feature personal pieces and on a diverse range of topics and experiences of our program participants and alumni.

We’re on a mission to become a sustainable force for Afghan youth engagement, development, and empowerment.

5000

youth impacted

900

volunteer hours encouraged

100

+

youth equipped with life skills and community leadership experiences

5000

youth impacted

900

volunteer hours encouraged

100

+

youth equipped with life skills and community leadership experiences

How you can support us

Contribute financially

AYEDI has a track record of providing high quality, high impact programs. We invite you to contribute to our mission. All donations receive a charitable tax credit and thank you letter.

Collaborate

If you are a community group, organizer, and/or professional interested in collaborating with us, consulting with us, joining a committee, and/or being a guest speaker, get in touch with us today.

Become an AYEDI Ambassador

Help spread the word about AYEDI’s initiatives while gaining volunteer hours and opportunities.

Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about AYEDI announcements and opportunities

Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about AYEDI announcements and opportunities