Youth for Others


Youth for Others (Y4O) is the school outreach program of Canadian Jesuits International. It aims to inform students about their rich heritage of social justice and the responsibility it carries, to engage students in justice issues, and to establish committed partnerships with people in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Many Catholic schools in Canada are actively engaged in social justice work. CJI brings a unique contribution to their efforts based on our 50 years of experience in global solidarity; a worldwide network of Jesuit projects and contacts; and deep roots in Jesuit spirituality and Catholic social teaching.

Currently we are able to support justice education in schools by:

    • Providing speakers on Catholic social teaching and international development
    • Helping in planning school events on global justice themes
    • Connecting school fundraisers with CJI-supported projects

If you wish to strengthen social justice education in your school please write to pniemeyer@jesuits.org.

Past Events

Y40 Day – November 26, 2019

Y40 Day – November 26, 2019

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) will be holding a Youth 4 Others – Social Justice Day on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The event will take place from 10:00am to 2:30pm at the Mount Mary Retreat Centre, located at 437 Wilson St. … Continue reading → ...
Y4O Day 2019

Y4O Day 2019

The first Youth 4 Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day of 2019 was held in Toronto on 25 April. It was the largest Y4O Day in the six years that CJI has been running the program. There were 85 students from … Continue reading → ...
Y4O Day in Hamilton

Y4O Day in Hamilton

On Wednesday, 7 November 2018, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) will host a “Youth for Others (Y4O) – Social Justice Day” in Hamilton, Ontario. It will be held at Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Ancaster (just outside Hamilton). For more information, … Continue reading → ...
Youth 4 Others call for action

Youth 4 Others call for action

CJI’s annual Youth 4 Others – Social Justice Day was held on April 24. This year’s theme was “Youth in solidarity: A bold call for action.” More than 70 students and educators from 8 schools in the Greater Toronto area … Continue reading → ...
Youth 4 Others Day 2017

Youth 4 Others Day 2017

On 25 April, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) hosted its fifth annual Youth 4 Others Day with a focus on social justice. Over 60 high school students and educators were present from Bishop Allen Academy, Blessed Cardinal Newman, Monsignor Percy Johnson, … Continue reading → ...
Youth 4 Others Day ’16

Youth 4 Others Day ’16

For the fourth year, CJI hosted its Youth 4 Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day. On 26 April 2016, more than 80 students and teachers from Catholic schools across the Greater Toronto Area gathered to focus on how to answer Pedro … Continue reading → ...