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

Banner photo: Youth for Others participants just outside the CJI Office. Credit: CJI.


Past Events


Fr Stanislaus Jebamalai SJ (Sannybhai), National Coordinator of Lok Manch in India, visited Canada in February for a series of … Read more

JUST Change Advocacy Symposium

Canadian Jesuits International brought together secondary and postsecondary students from across Canada from February 9 to 11, to learn about … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) held two Youth 4 Others – Social Justice Days in November, 2019. The first session was … Read more

On 25 April 2019, the sixth annual Youth 4 Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day was held in Toronto. It was … Read more

Y4O Day 2019

The first Youth 4 Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day of 2019 was held in Toronto on 25 April. It was … Read more

Y4O Day in Hamilton

On Wednesday, 7 November 2018, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) will host a “Youth for Others (Y4O) – Social Justice Day” … Read more

CJI’s annual Youth 4 Others – Social Justice Day was held on April 24. This year’s theme was “Youth in … Read more

On 25 April, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) hosted its fifth annual Youth 4 Others Day with a focus on social … Read more

For the fourth year, CJI hosted its Youth 4 Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day. On 26 April 2016, more than … Read more

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