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applications for the spring 2018 grants are open!

You have a travel project that is going to take place this summer or autumn 2018? YTF could help you achieve it! 3 grants will be offered this spring; a Solo Travel grant, a Group Travel grant and a Mary Barclay grant. The Sleep for Peace video contest will also be back in September so it's your chance to get some awesome footage during the summer and enter the competition!

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Linda and Lexi

linda and lexi's blog has been launched!

It's been a few months now since Linda and Lexi (2017 Mary Barclay awardees) started their New Zealand journey and since they left home, they collected a great deal of memories and adventures, which they share with us in their blog. Everyday anecdotes and dog-friendly destinations star in this blog that shows us the beauty of New Zealand and joys of living with a pet. 



#sleepforpeace : KEVIN & BILLY won the contest!

Kevin & Billy are the happy winners of the 2017 Sleep for Peace grant. This money will most surely come handy to help them achieve their next video project, which will be filmed in Iceland in June. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!


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meet the 2017 awardees

The Youth Travel Foundation is proud to present the awardees of the 2017 Solo Travel, Mary Barclay and Sleep for Peace grants. Discover these amazing young Canadian travellers and their inspiring projects!



#sleepforpeace : a successful campaign

On September 21st, International Peace Day, Hostelling International Canada collected a $1 for each overnight spent in its participating hostels. The money collected was donated  to the YTF to support the development of its Sleep for Peace grant. The campaign raised $1861, which will be redistributed in 2018. Thanks to HI Canada and its travellers for their generosity!

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