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We help youth facing barriers access the skills, experience and networks they need to jumpstart their careers. 

At the King's Trust Canada, we partner with employers and community organizations to provide free skill-building programs and mentoring that prepares youth facing barriers for the transforming world of work.


Our work is inspired by the vision of our Founder, His Majesty King Charles III, guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and powered by generous donors.


His Majesty King Charles III is a lifelong champion for youth, Veterans and the environment.    

“For young people, the problem was not nearly the lack of opportunity represented by joblessness but the feeling that they were being left behind and it was clear to me that we should do something to try to make a difference.”

– HMK on the legacy of the King's Trust, May 2023

In 1976, when His Majesty (formerly His Highness The Prince of Wales) completed his duty in the Royal Navy, he came to the prescient conclusion that we needed to invest in youth if we wanted to build a better future.  

His Majesty turned his belief into action by using his Navy severance to fund community initiatives targeted at youth, beginning the Prince’s Trust. 

Near half a century later, the Prince’s Trust, now the King's Trust, and its international branches, have helped one million young people around the world, including here in Canada with the King's Trust Canada, founded in 2011 by His Majesty the King and The Hon. Hilary Weston.