How do I apply?
Learn more about the YOF
For a deeper dive into the YOF, review the 2017-2018 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:
Review Application Tools
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 these workshops, groups will have a chance to do some hands-on work to build ideas for community change.
Register to participate and attend – Visit the OTF Calendar.
Register your organization or group by 5 p.m. on July 19, 2017
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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 August 2, 2017
All EOIs will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee (GRC). All applicants will receive news on the status of their EOI at the end of September 2017.
Shortlisted EOI applicants will be asked to submit a Full Application online by 5 p.m. ET on November 15, 2017
Only shortlisted EOI applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application.
All Full Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee (GRC). Due to high demand, not all Full Applications can be funded. All applicants will received news on the status of their Full Application in March 2018.