The 2nd Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest
"Finding My Way"

Collaborating with
LAHOO Lions Club Peace Poster Silent Auction

Canuck Place Children's Hospice


The 2018 Contest Final will be held at
the Vancouver Playhouse
on December 22, 2018

Final Contest Tickets On Sale!

Come see our talented contestants shine onstage! Meanwhile, support Canuck Place Children's Hospice with the Lions International Peace Poster Exhibition. Grab your tickets before they're gone!



We are honoured to present a message from the Premier of BC, John Horgan, inviting all to attend the Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest.

message from Premier


We are grateful to receive this kind message from our new Mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart.

Van Mayor letter

Vancouver Semi-Final Contest

Thank you to everyone who came to out Vancouver Semi-final! You've all made this contest extra amazing, and we hope you have inspired and are inspired in all ways.

To see the current Vancouver finalist, please click here.

Vancouver Semi: Judges and MCs

Our Judges
Caitlin Jung - Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Missy Jena - TEDx Speaker, calmversation Founder & CEO
One more judge will be announced on the day!

Our MCs
Sean Yan
Jerry Wang
Sandra Yao
Matt Ma

Toronto Semi-Final Contest

Come support our extraordinary speakers!

November 23, 2018
12:00 pm
306 Consumers Rd.
North York, ON, M2J 1P8


See Map
with lions poster

About the Contest

Youths are our future,
and our future needs leaders.


The Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest emphasizes youth leadership and communication skills, empowering young individuals to achieve greater confidence in future growth.

Started as a platform for Chinese-Canadian youths to express themselves and be heard, our contest has motivated many students to develop skill sets in effective communication and leadership integrity.

This year, we are expanding our contest to all regions of North America, including Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Open to youths aged 8-18 of all nationalities, the 2nd Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest is here to help every contestant achieve their personal best.

Peace Poster Silent Auction

LAHOO Lions Club International is displaying their contestants' Peace Posters for a silent auction.

This year's Peace Poster topic is "Kindness Matters."

All proceeds are to support Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

Learn more about Peace Posters

Important Dates

November 18, 2018
Vancouver Semi-Final Contest
Finalists are announced

November 24, 2018
Toronto and Seattle Semi-Final Contests
Finalists are announced

December 22, 2018
Vancouver Final Contest