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 8-17 of all nationalities, the 2019 Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest is here to help every contestant achieve their personal best.

2018 Contest Winners

Last year’s final contest was held at the Vancouver Playhouse on December 22nd, 2018.
17 teenagers stood before the crowd and made their mark in the spotlight.

Jason Yu

1st Place, Junior Division, Age 10

Emma Wei

1st Place, Middle Division, Age 14

Netanya Castillo

1st Place, Senior Division, Age 18



Registration for the first round of the 2019 Canada International Youth Public Speaking Contest opens until October 1st

Register Here