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$17,300 for one year to fund Asha’s Empowerment Project. This program will serve Bengali-Canadian young women and girls. Located in East York, this program will support weekly workshops on topics like self-expression and media literacy, and help participants learn new skills like sports or arts projects.

$6,000 over one year to initiate a mentorship program with twenty Afghani youth in Durham. Mentorship activities will include a homework club and guest speaker sessions.

$25,000 over one year to mentor and train up to thirty-five youth in Jane and Finch area in an afterschool program focusing on leadership skills such as goal management training, cognitive behaviour intervention and negotiation.

$375,000 over five years to develop a network of community-based organizations and to recruit and train youth in the design of program initiatives that provide support to young racialized fathers.

$370,000 over five years to engage youth aged 15-29 from Toronto in activities around forgiveness and restoration. Participants will gain access to monthly discussion-based workshops that will assist youth in understanding and reflecting on the concept of forgiveness.

$225,000 over three years to develop a weekly program for Aboriginal 2-Spirit, LGBT*Q and Asexual youth who are homeless or at risk for homelessness in Toronto. Designed, organized and run by Aboriginal youth, the weekly sessions will provide youth with a safe space and an opportunity to explore and access traditional languages, histories, art, land and cultural healing practices.

$365,700 over five years to develop a leadership and mentorship program for Eritrean youth in Toronto. Young leaders will plan, lead and promote action within their social networks and the broader Eritrean community.

$225,000 over three years to provide support, mentorship and opportunities for young people in the adult correctional system to earn their high school diploma. The Look at My Life Project (TLMLP) will provide one-on-one tutoring, support and information sessions for youth in custody. Youth enrolled in the program will also receive post-release supports in accessing employment, post-secondary education and housing.

$953,600 over four years to provide support, mentorship and opportunities for youth in the adult correctional system to earn their high school diploma. The Look at My Life Project will provide one-on-one tutoring, support and information sessions for youth in custody. Youth enrolled in the program will also receive post-release supports in accessing employment, post-secondary education and housing.

$853,200 over four years to establish a dedicated program centre for LGBTTQ youth and their families in Halton Region to access support, and foster positive youth development. This work will include establishing a youth advisory group.

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