Working Together for Ontario Communities
OTF partnered with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to administer the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) granting program, which included a $500,000 investment from the Gordon & Ruth Gooder Foundation in 2013-14. This ongoing program is now in its second year, and invests $5M annually in grassroots, youth-led initiatives.
OTF has partnered with Carleton University’s Policy and Program Evaluation program to study the impact of a group of grants that we have made to Social Planning Councils in Ontario. This valuable research will build a greater understanding of how OTF’s investments benefit our communities.
OTF, Tides Canada Foundation, Sprott Foundation, TD Bank, Laidlaw Foundation and the Counselling Foundation of Canada have contributed funding, knowledge and expertise to develop the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project. This project supports indigenous youth to find grassroots solutions to community based problems, through micro-grants (up to $5,000).