Are you ready?
Are you in grade 12 or doing a gap year and looking ahead to entering college or university?
Are you a Christian student looking for community and a space to grow?
Are you a Youth Leader seeking support with leading your students into their next life stage?
Are you ready for what God has in store for you?
The NEXT Initiative is ready to connect with you.
Looking to connect with a new community? Follow P2C-Students on Instagram. If you have an idea of where you may attend school, find your campus and follow their social media to get an insight into their local community.
Need a personal introduction with a Christian in your new community? Fill out our connect form. We can follow up with you to help connect you with campus groups and local churches.
Looking for financial support while entering college/university? Explore our Next Steps Awards program.
Seeking support along your journey as a student? Explore our best blog content to help you thrive. You can also discover more content at #firstyear.
Need to prepare for post-secondary? Subscribe to our newsletter NEXT for High School Students. It will share helpful articles, resources, and events to help you prepare for what’s next.
Who we are
The NEXT Initiative seeks to do three main things:
- Help grade 12 and incoming college/university students connect with local Christian community.
- Host the NEXT Steps Awards program, offering financial support to incoming college/university students.
- Give support to Youth Leaders as they mentor and walk with their students as they transition to their next life stage.
The NEXT Initiative is part of Power to Change-Students, a ministry for college and university students across Canada.
We help students take their next step towards Jesus.
We are ordinary people making sense of life in light of Jesus. His very good news is always relevant to our everyday lives. No matter where you’re starting from, we want to help students like you take your next step towards him.
P2C-Students offers students three main things:
- Connection with community
- A place to live on mission
- Spaces to grow and be equipped
You can discover more about P2C-Students by clicking the link below.
Over the years the NEXT Initiative has been blessed to partner with churches and ministries across Canada as we collectively seek to support students get connected with Christian community in college/university.
We currently have strong partnerships with Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited and Youth Worker Community.
You can read blogs and listen to podcasts we’ve hosted in collaboration with Youth Worker Community.
If your church/ministry desires to partner with the NEXT Initiative, please fill out the connect with us form on our Youth Leader Resources page.
Do you lead youth?
Leading youth in a church/camp/academic or ministry context is so vital and we are grateful for your service. The NEXT Initiative offers partnership and resources for youth leaders/workers as they support and mentor young adults across Canada.
You can explore our resources for youth leaders by clicking the link below.
Connect with us
We’d love to help you transition well to life at university or college. We can connect you with Christian students, help answer your questions, and/or provide other resources to help you out. Fill out the form below to guide us in helping you.