Apply for a YOF Grant

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How do I apply?


Learn more about the YOF
If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to scan the About the YOF Presentation (pdf). These will give you a quick snapshot of the YOF.

For a deeper dive into the YOF, review the 2016-2017 YOF Program Guidelines (pdf).

Youth-led Groups! If you are a youth-led group, make sure to check out the video about the Grassroots Innovation Stream.


Complete the YOF Self-Assessment

At Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are always striving to improve our service by listening and responding to your needs. Currently, we are redeveloping our Self-Assessment Tool to further improve your application experience.

Please be patient during this time and check back in the near future to view the new Self-Assessment Tool. In the interim, please contact our Support Centre if you have any questions at:
1 800 263-2887 or email us at


Review Application Tools
Review EOI application questions, application writing tips and consider the YOF assessment criteria to ensure you can provide us with the information we need to fairly assess your project idea.

Read the Strategic Collaborations Application Tools (pdf)
Read the Grassroots Application Tools (pdf)


Participate in information webinars and Idea Labs!

Throughout the summer, we will offer information sessions via webinar for those who want to learn more about the YOF and ask questions. 

youth-led groups! We will host Idea Labs in communities across the Province. In the workshops, groups will have a chance to do some hands-on work to build ideas for community change.

Register to participate and attend - Visit OTF Calendar.


Register your organization or group by 5 p.m. on September 14, 2016 - closed

Applied to the YOF or OTF?

Access your profile using your user ID and password to view the online YOF Application – Expression of Interest (EOI). If you can’t access the YOF EOI, please call the YOF Team – 1.800.263.2887 or e-mail

Only registered organizations and groups will be able to submit an Expression of Interest.


Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) on-line by 5 p.m. ET on September 28, 2016 - closed

The EOI must be completed and submitted on-line. Let us know if you require an alternative method for submitting the EOI. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All EOIs will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee (GRC). Some will then be shortlisted and invited to complete the Full Application. All applicants will receive news on the status of their EOI in November 2016. Shortlisted applicants will submit an on-line Full Application by 5 p.m. ET on January 11, 2017.


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