About Digital Opportunity Trust

DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.

We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.




Our MISSION

Create a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.

We work with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators.

Our growing network of 6,000 youth have created opportunities for 1 million people in communities across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Indigenous Canada.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with locally-managed offices in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda, we work in 25 countries as development innovators and catalysts.

We Are

Youth-led

We believe in the power and potential of young people.


Digital

We believe that locally relevant digital technology can accelerate and increase positive social impact.


Inclusive

We bridge gender and social barriers.



Local

We support local social innovators, local communities, and local staff.


Open

We are clear and transparent about our work and results.


Collaborative

We collaborate across sectors and geographies to achieve positive social impact.

DOT is a registered non-profit corporation in Canada, with charitable status under the Canadian Revenue Agency.

Meet Our Team