TCHC launches 20 20 essay contest for youth

TCHC launches 20 20 essay contest for youth

October 28, 2022

Toronto Community Housing is pleased to announce the launch of 20-20 Vision, a youth essay writing contest for TCHC tenants ages 18 to 29The contest, part of TCHC’s 20th Anniversary celebration, provides the opportunity for youth tenants to publish and share perspectives about their communities and TCHC’s role as a housing provider.   


Essayists will be asked to describe potential opportunities for TCHC communities as well as what strengthens and brings communities together (i.e. community programs, leadership, events).  They will also be asked to consider the greatest challenges and barriers facing TCHC as an organization currently and in the future 


Cash prizes for the first place ($5,000), second place ($3,000) and third place ($2,000) winners are generously donated by Wealthsimple Foundation.  Wealthsimple Foundation is helping to strengthen financial literacy in TCHC communities through their support of various programs in 2023. 


The contest will open October 28, 2022 and will close November 25, 2022 at 5 p.mInterested participants should visit for more information. 



“I am proud to announce and support this contest that will provide an important forum and voice for the perspectives of young people in TCHC communities. I have had the privilege of speaking with a number of youth and youth groups and really look forward to seeing their responses and ideas.”  

- Jag Sharma, President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing 



"At Wealthsimple Foundation, we know young people are at the core of vibrant communities. To design effective solutions and expand youth ambitions, we need to centre their voices. When given the chance to share their creativity, passion and perspectives, community building can take on a whole new meaning. We can't wait to see what ideas these residents come up with today to shape the future of TCHC!"


Leen Li, CEO, Wealthsimple Foundation