Sleep for Peace grant

As part of the United Nations International Day of Peace, observed every year on September 21st, Hostelling International (HI) launched the Sleep for Peace campaign. As part of this awareness program, national HI associations around the world launched activities promoting the role played by travelling in contributing to world peace and cultural understanding.

Since 2016, HI Canada has been collecting $1 for each night booked at participating hostels on the night of September 21st. The money raised is donated to YTF to be distributed in the form of Sleep for Peace grant.

Deadline to submit an application : to be determined

Grant amount : $1,000



•   The Sleep for Peace is undergoing changes; the new concept will soon be revealed
•   The participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
•   The application must be submitted before deadline

2017 sleep for peace GRANT AWARDEEs

In 2017, the Sleep for Peace grant was awardeed in the form of a video contest. The winners, Kevin and Billy, were slected by popular vote.


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In August 2017, we embarked on a journey through the United States, hoping to discover its most stunning landscapes. We decided to go despites our responsibilities, limited budget and lack of time. The result? We drove over 15,000 kilometres in 13 days, took more than 2,000 pictures and recorder more than 2 hours of footage, crossed 17 states and changed time zone twice in a day, but most importantly, we listened to our hearts and followed our dream.
— Kevin & Billy, Sleep for Peace awardees (2017) USA