GenNext is GenNow

The GenNext Movement

GenNext is the next generation of local influencers, philanthropists and change-makers. We are driven by our shared love of community and our desire to give back to the place we call home. We do this by connecting young professionals in their 20s and 30s to fun, impactful and memorable networking, volunteering, and fundraising opportunities.

Led by a volunteer cabinet made up of emerging leaders from organizations around the Lower Mainland, GenNext is passionate about United Way.

Over the past three years, we’ve raised more than $70,000 for local after-school programs, giving thousands of vulnerable kids and youth access to healthy and safe activities and a place to explore and belong.

We want you to join us. Become a GenNext Influencer today.

Interested in more information about the GenNext initiative? Contact Ryley and Georgia at

Major Sponsor:

“Coast Capital Savings community investments support youth. That extends to empowering young people in taking an active leadership role within their communities. United Way’s GenNext program is a program that aligns with that objective and we are thrilled to support this innovative community program.”

Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings

Upcoming Events

GenNext hosts fun, memorable and impactful events, including our signature, summer event Impact Red: Rooftop Social.

Come out and see what we’re all about! Join the GenNext mailing list to be the first to receive invites to our events, special offers and more.

Impact Red: Rooftop Social
July 26 @ 7:00 – 10:30 pm
Rooftop Venue, 745 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

Connect with like-minded GenNexters and show your local love by giving back to our community at Impact Red: Rooftop Social. This third annual event is taking place at a new venue – the exclusive rooftop patio at 745 Thurlow in Vancouver. Join us for an evening of great food and drinks, entertainment and music, and more! Find out more here.



Impact Red: Spring Social 2018
Impact Red: Rooftop Social 2017
Impact Red: Network with Purpose 2017
Impact Red: Rooftop Social 2016


GenNext in the Workplace

Across the Lower Mainland, GenNexters are showing their local love and leading the charge in their annual workplace fundraising campaigns.

Interested in running a workplace campaign? We’re here to help.

Check out our Inspiration Guide, book a GenNext Speaker, or connect with Ryley at for new ways to engage and inspire other young professionals at your organization.

Let’s make it official.

The GenNext movement is made up of thousands of young professionals across the Lower Mainland who care about our community. Want to give back and make a difference? You’re already part of our community.

Join the GenNext mailing list

GenNext Mailing List

Apply to join the GenNext Cabinet

Each year, a group of young professionals volunteer their time and expertise as members of the GenNext Cabinet. This group meets monthly, develops and implements the annual GenNext strategy, plans events and acts as ambassadors in the community.

Our Cabinet cycle runs from February – December, inclusive, and members are asked to commit to a minimum of two years.

Sounds like you?

Apply to join our Cabinet! Contact Ryley at for an application form.

Tracy GreenGenNext